02. jul 2020.

Serbia and Montenegro: Are judges protecting journalists or their aggressors?


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

Authors Tamara Spaic and Perica Gunjic

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

10. jun 2020.

It is the safest “job” to kill a journalist

Written by Veran Matić

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.

Serbia: Coronavirus and the media


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.

29. apr 2020.

CoE warns of rising number of attacks on Serbian media


The Council of Europe (CoE) said in its annual press freedom report that the number of attacks on media, including death threats, is on the rise in Serbia, adding that “inflammatory rhetoric often comes from public officials”.

17. apr 2020.

Most people are in quarantine, but the enemies of press freedom are not

By Marija Sajkas (New York)

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.

20. nov 2019.

Independent Serbian TV channel subjected to smear campaigns, intimidation


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.

KRIK’s Journalist Family House Broken Into


The family house of KRIK’s journalist Milica Vojinovic was broken into while she and her family were abroad. Her cousin found a ransacked home today. The case will be reported to the police and to a group for journalists’ safety.

25. sep 2019.

Politicians who view journalists as enemies or security threats encourage attacks

Written by Marija Šajkaš

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.

Podcast – The war online: Abuse and harassment, and what journalists are doing about it (AUDIO)

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

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