The Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), is expressing its full support for the investigation of attacks on journalists in Serbia.
Milos Djorelijevski, a BETA news agency journalist, was physically attacked on 29 July 2009, during protests in Belgrade, Serbia. The attack occured during clashes between protesters and the police, despite the fact that Djorelijevski showed his journalistic accreditation.
Commenting on the matter, SEEMO Secretary General, Oliver Vujovic said „There seems to be no progress in the investigation, which is a great concern to us. The Journalists’ Association of Serbia has called out authorities to find the perpetrators of this attack, and we express our full suppport. Cases like these must be solved, since such violations make press work extremely dangerous. A safe, open media environment is crucial in a democratic society, and we urge Serbian authorities to react immediately“ he added.