The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) was deeply alarmed by incidents of hate speech in Belgrade, Serbia.
The daily paper 'Alo! conducted an investigation regarding material possessions owned by the family of the Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic. However, before any of these alleged details were even published, the Cabinet of the President issued two press releases in which they call out the author, a journalist of the same daily, 'Alo!.
“SEEMO is appalled to hear that personal attacks against journalists are being directly issued by the Office of the President”, Oliver Vujovic, SEEMO Secretary General has stated.
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.