CROATIA: SEEMO asks authorities in Croatia to provide immediate protection to Domagoj Margetic

CROATIA, CROATIA, 22/11/2017, 13:50

Vienna, 22 November 2017 – The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) expressed concern after freelance journalist Domagoj Margetic (Domagoj Margetić) received numerous threats in the previous several days.

After announcing a new season of his program “Uncensored”, which is aired on Mreža TV, the journalist received a slew of threats through social media and via email. Margetic has experienced numerous of threats and attacks in the past.

The journalist received messages which were mostly anonymous from persons accusing him of being a traitor who should be “deported from the country” and telling him that he should be “beaten and his bones should be broken”. One person suggested that someone living nearby should “pay this fool a visit so he would be afraid when going home”.

SEEMO harshly condemns these threats and calls on institutions in the country to immediately react and protect Margetic and other journalists whose safety and wellbeing are threatened.

SEEMO is a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in South, East and Central Europe and its press freedom work is supported by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) project, as part of a grant by the European Commission.

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