Serbian government Working Group reports attacks on journalists

NEWS 28.05.2021 20:24
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Source: FoNet/Vlada Srbije/Slobodan Miljević

The Serbian government’s Working Group for the Safety of Journalists said on Friday that it had received some 30 reports of threats and attacks on journalists in May.

A government press release said that the Working Group met on Friday and said that three of the reported cases were passed on to contact points in the Internal Affairs Ministry and prosecution. It said that the Working Group initiated proceedings for 38 cases up to April 30 this year.

Deputy State Public Prosecutor Branko Stamenkovic informed the meeting of proceedings underway for attacks on journalists and Ombudsman Zoran Pasalic told the meeting that the data base of attacks on journalists has been set up and that data is being gathered from media and journalists’ associations.