26. apr 2019.

Dejan Anastasijevic, Journalist and Witness to War Crimes, Dies at 57

Author Massimo Calabresi

The Serbian journalist Dejan Anastasijevic, who documented his country’s descent into revanchist nationalism under strongman Slobodan Milosevic, died Wednesday in Belgrade after a long illness. A friend, colleague and intellectual guide for a generation of journalists covering the violent conflicts in the Balkans after the end of the Cold War, Anastasijevic was 57.

05. apr 2019.

CPJ welcomes convictions in murder of Serbian journalist Slavko Ćuruvija


A Belgrade court today convicted four former Serbian state security officers of the 1999 murder of journalist Slavko Ćuruvija, owner of the mass-circulation Dnevni Telegraf, Serbia's first private daily, and the weekly magazine Evropljanin, independent regional news website Balkan Insight reported. Ćuruvija, 51, was shot and killed on April 11, 1999, outside his home near the Yugoslav Parliament building.

25. mar 2019.

Dr. Michelle Ferrier about attacks on female journalists: There are long-term psychological impacts of hate. You never forget.

Author Marija Šajkaš

Dr. Michelle Ferrier, the Dean of the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Florida, and the founder of TrollBusters.com, a platform that provides help to female journalists in distress, speaks about impacts that online thretes may have on journalists and to free and objective reporting.

01. mar 2019.

TV channel insults journalist for speaking at anti-government protests

Local broadcaster Television Pančevo screened a pasquinade against pancevo.city portal journalist Nenad Živković. In this broadcast, an anonymous author insulted the journalist, dubbing him a “scummy”, “separatist”, “classic liar” and “idler” who “spits on his own people” and is an “advocate for violence” etc.

15. feb 2019.

New wave of threats and attacks against journalists and the media

Cable TV news channel 'Television N1', known for its critical reporting of the Serbian authorities, recently received a letter stating that the journalists of this media house would suffer and that the building would be blown up. Following the reactions of international and local journalists' associations, and condemnations arriving from state officials, including Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić, police arrested and remanded into custody a suspect believed to have issued the threats.

31. jan 2019.

Municipal president remanded into custody suspected of ordering the firebombing of journalist’s home

A Belgrade court has ordered that Dragoljub Simonović, president of the Municipality of Grocka and a senior official of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party, be detained for 30 days on suspicion of ordering the arson attack on the house of Milan Jovanović, a journalist of local portal Žig info, on 12thDecember 2018. The detention order was made to ensure the suspect could not influence witnesses or destroy evidence, or again commit a crime.

16. jan 2019.

Transcript refutes media reports that prosecutor accused the Serbian Government of murdering Slavko Ćuruvija

The Commission for Investigating Murders of Journalists announced that at the last hearing in the trial for the murder of journalist Slavko Ćuruvija, the deputy prosecutor for organised crime, Milenko Mandić, did not use his closing statement to accuse the then-Serbian Government of having been the jury when the state's leadership brought the decision to murder Ćuruvia. Journalist and publisher Slavko Ćuruvija was gunned down in April 1999.

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