The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is calling for an investigation into threats that were allegedly made over social media against journalist Dusan Vojvodic, who works for public broadcaster RTS.
A local political activist in East Serbia recently made comments using his private Facebook page that referenced a lawsuit the journalist brought against him, saying that another “Crystal night” would occur the day after his party won local elections. The alleged threats have been understood as referring to potential violence directed against Vojvodic and others.
“We all know what happened during the Crystal Night in November 1938, so using it in such a comment is both unacceptable and in bad taste. Additionally, it should be investigated whether the elements of a threat were present in this incident”, SEEMO Secretary General Oliver Vujovic said.
The press freedom work of the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is supported by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) project, as part of a grant by the European Commission.