Information commissioner orders Serbian security agency to release data to N1

Information commissioner orders Serbian security agency to release data to N1

Information commissioner orders Serbian security agency to release data to N1 Izvor: N1
Poverenik za informacije od javnog značaja, Bezbednosno-informativnoj agenciji dao rok od pet dana da televiziju N1 obavesti o tome da li poseduje dokumenta sa kojih je skinuta oznaka tajnosti, a koje je predsednik Srbije 1. avgusta prošle godine čitao u jutarnjem programu televizije PINK.

Serbia’s top civilian security agency has been ordered to release information to N1 TV by the country’s Commissioner for Information of Public Importance.

N1 sent a request to the Security Information Agency (BIA), asking if the agency is in possession of the classified documents which President Aleksandar Vucic showed in a live appearance on the pro-authorities TV Pink a year ago. N1 contacted the Commissioner’s office after the BIA failed to disclose the documents. The agency was ordered to hand copies of the documents over to the station within five days. According to the Commissioner, the requested information should be available to the public in line with article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, adding that if the President decided that the information in the documents is no longer secret, it should not be kept secret from journalists.  

Vucic showed the documents which were marked state secret, read parts of them out loud and later said that the classification had been lifted on them. He said that the documents showed that the BIA monitored a number of foreign intelligence agents and others between 2007 and 2011 because he had been in contact with them while he was in the opposition.  

N1 filed the request for the documents with the BIA in September 2019 but the agency never responded to the request.

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