Gojkovic to OSCE’s Ribeiro: Government committed to journalists’ safety

NEWS 30.06.2022 17:59
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Maja Gojković
Source: TANJUG/ MINISTARSTVO KULTURE I INFORMISANJA/DARIO KONSTANTINOVIC

Serbian Culture and Information Minister Maja Gojkovic told OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Teresa Ribeiro on Thursday that the ministry and government are committed to strengthening the integrity of the journalistic profession and creating an environment conducive to freedom of expression and freedom of the media.

A press release quoted Gojkovic as saying that the government is dedicated to improving the environment for the safety of journalists through its working group and a number of measures, including an SOS to report threats and attacks on journalists and a Platform to register attacks and pressure on journalists as well as mandatory instructions to prosecutors ordering them to take immediate action in cases of attacks on journalists.

Ribeiro is quoted as saying that the OSCE supports the efforts to implement the Serbian Media Strategy and Action Plan, adding that the authorities have to be fully aware of the importance of protecting journalists.