Hopes initial landmark convictions will not be overturned
05. jul 2020.
“It is of the utmost importance that all those involved in this heinous crime do not go unpunished,” says Harlem Desir, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media in the statement for Cenzolovka, adding that his Office will closely follow the trial that will start on 7 July at the Court of Appeals.
05. jul 2020.
Dunja Mijatović: The verdict for the murder of Ćuruvija is one of the most important decisions for the safety of journalists in recent decades
02. jul 2020.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the judicial authorities in Serbia and Montenegro to combat impunity in two cases in Belgrade – the appeal by those convicted of murdering a journalist in 1999 and the trial of those accused of setting fire to a journalist’s home in 2018 – and to guarantee due process in the retrial of a journalist on absurd drug-trafficking charges in Podgorica.
25. jun 2020.
Veran Matic: It would be dangerous to start the trial for the murder of Curuvija all over again, that would turn it into a farce
Opting for a retrial and a new evidentiary procedure would be a paradox - to prove what has already been proven. In fact, the point would be for all first-instance convicts to remain at large, Veran Matic, Chairman of the Commission for investigating the killings of journalists, told Cenzolovka, reiterating that the deep state governed by elements of the secret services is very strong
25. jun 2020.
19. jun 2020.
11. jun 2020.
10. jun 2020.
More than 90 percent of the cases in world statistics say that the murder of a journalist is not solved, the murder is not punished, perpetrator is not brought to justice... Somehow, it turns out that killing a journalist is the cheapest form of censorship.
14. maj 2020.
Earlier this month, the latest Freedom House report on the state of democracy in former communist countries concluded that Serbia, together with Montenegro and Hungary, can no longer be regarded as a democracy.
07. maj 2020.
30. apr 2020.
29. apr 2020.
17. apr 2020.
Some governments, as well as other actors, abuse the sanitary emergency to violate press freedom. Their actions range from repressive laws, allowing arbitrary prosecutions, to hate campaigns against critical journalists, says Pavol Szalai, a new Head of European Union & Balkans Desk of Reporters Without Borders.
03. apr 2020.
16. feb 2020.
Recent changes made in Serbia’s regulatory body for electronic media appear to be only cosmetic and designed to satisfy international officials while not really changing anything essential in the media landscape, media expert Smiljana Milinkov told N1 on Sunday.
20. nov 2019.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Serbian government to stop supporting and instead publicly condemn attempts to intimidate N1, Serbia’s only major independent TV channel, whose journalists have been subjected to repeated, systematic defamatory attacks by the government and pro-government media in recent weeks.
06. okt 2019.
25. sep 2019.
Populists emphasize domestic isolationism and security over all else, including and especially freedom of the media and expression. This framing puts our safety and our freedoms at odds, when actually, we can't have one without the other, and positions journalists and media workers as a threat to that safety, says Jennifer Adams, international expert focused on protection of female journalists on the Internet
17. sep 2019.
Journalists are increasingly the target of insults or threats from individuals or groups online, which can have physical impacts and should no longer be seen as separate from the offline world. The goal of the harassment? Censorship. And women bear the brunt of the abuse, which is usually gendered and sexualised. In this episode: Ceyda Karan, Turkish journalist, Marija Vucic, Serbian journalist with KRIK Crime and Corruption Reporting Network, Nighat Dad, lawyer, founder of the Digital Rights Foundation in Pakistan, and Viktorya Vilk, manager of special projects, Free Expression Programmes, PEN America