The Journalists’ Association of Serbia (UNS) on Wednesday called for an immediate investigation into the fire in the home of news portal journalist in a Belgrade suburb.
The UNS statement said the police and prosecution should immediately investigate the circumstances in which the home of Zig Info editor Milan Jovanovic burned down and determine whether the incident has anything to do with his work.
The Movement of Free Citizens (PSG) said in a press release that unidentified persons torched the Jovanovic home is the Grocka suburb and fired shots at his front door to prevent the family from leaving the house.
The house was set ablaze at around 03:00 am when a Molotov cocktail was thrown through a window.
Zig info editor Zeljko Matorcevic said that both he and Jovanovic had reported threats against them on several occasions but were never told whether an investigation had been launched. Matorcevic told the Beta news agency that portal journalists had threats made against them earlier after filing reports on what the local authorities were doing to bring natural gas to the suburb and added that he had been beaten up in October.