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.

31. mar 2019.

Protest participants expelled by police after entering RTS building

During the citizen protests dubbed “1 of 5 million”, which have been continuing for more than three and a half months, a section of protestors managed to breach building security and enter the Belgrade offices and studio of national public broadcaster Radio-Television Serbia. Leaders of opposition parties, who also entered the building, demanded that RTS allow them to address citizens over the airwaves.

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.

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.

15. feb 2019.

Freedom House: Serbia has regressed from group of free countries to those that are partially free

Serbia has lost its status as a free country and now finds itself among partially free countries, due to the ever-worsening conditions under which elections are being conducted, but also as a result of attacks on independent journalists, according to the latest report of U.S.-based organisation Freedom House, entitled “Freedom in the World 2019”.

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.

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