The Committee for Protection of Journalist (CPJ) is worried about recent events with N1 TV and called on Serbia's authorities to enable the TV's reporters to work freely and in a safe environment, the Voice of America (VOA) reports on Monday.
The pro-regime tabloids in Serbia started a new cycle of the attack on the regional N1 TV and its programme director Jugoslav Cosic, accusing him of being "an Albanian lobbyist" and "mercenary", VOA said.
The latest target was N1 reporter Miodrag Sovilj, whose question to Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic the pro-regime media and the ruling party officials linked to the worsening of President's health.
The CPJ Programme Coordinator for Europe and Central Asia Gulnoza Said told VOA in a written statement that "the N1 journalists should be able to do their job completely free and be safe."
"Serbia's authorities should secure the safety of journalists and investigate the acts of intimidation and maltreatment of N1's employees and bring to justice those responsible," Said wrote.