SERBIA: SEEMO calls for protection of journalists from threats in Serbia

SERBIA, SERBIA, 14/08/2015, 09:45

14 August 2015

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is concerned about threats against journalists in Serbia. 

After Jelena Popadic and Anica Teleskovic, journalists for the daily paper Politika, wrote about the residents of luxurious villas in Belgrade, they received a phone call from an unidentified man who demanded information about the professional qualifications of the journalists and their sources. He added that they will “be schooled” sooner or later. 

“Threatening phone calls are usually a gateway to more serious pressures and threats,” warned SEEMO Secretary General Oliver Vujovic. “This is a clear example of a threat towards these two journalists. I ask that authorities in Serbia investigate the case”. 

The press freedom work of the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) 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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