N1 received threats against its staff and their families on Friday prior to the country-wide protests on Saturday.
The threats were made in a Twitter post and an e-mail.
The Twitter post by user @JerinaOpicena called for people to break into N1’s studios, stop the broadcast without any violence and throw N1 staff out. “On Saturday when N1 starts calling for a fratricidal war, break into N1, stop the broadcast, don’t do anything violent, chase them all out into the street. No one can operate illegally in Serbia, advocate fascism, call for civil war. If the state doesn’t react we will,” the post said.
U subotu kada @N1infoBG počne sa huškanjen na bratoubilački rat,upasti na @N1infoBG prekinuti program,ne vršiti nasilje,sve ih isterati na ulicu.
Ne može niko ilegalno poslovati u Srbiji,propagirati fašizam,pozivati na gradjanski rat.
Ako država ne reaguje
#Mi333 hoćemo pic.twitter.com/IEwXmpSnqG
— Opičena Jerina (@JerinaOpicena) December 2, 2021
The e-mail sent to the N1 newsdesk was from a man who identified himself as Simo Peric. “You have my personal data. This is not a false profile. I want to say don’t cry over what happened or what happens to your loved ones. You, yes you, N1 are the cause and you will be the victims. Don’t believe me?”
N1 TV has informed the appropriate institutions and the Permanent Working Group for the Safety of Journalists about the threats.