A protest organised by the 'Women's Solidarity' group was held in front of the premises of the pro-regime 'Informer' tabloid in Belgrade, with the participants requesting the withdrawal of the interview with a multiple rapist, applying the code of ethics and the denial of budget money for the media outlets that report unethically.
The protesters shouted ‘We are angry’, ‘Stop the violence’ as they gathered in front of the ‘Informer’ premises. They carried banners that read ‘Women’s trauma is not a source of income’, ‘We wish you a women’s revolution’, ‘None more’ and many other.
An iron door has been installed at the entrance to the ‘Informer’ building with the police officers guarding the entrance. This is the second protest in front of the media outlet’s office, after the one that was held on Wednesday, sparked by the interview with the multiple rapist Igor Milosevic, who was released. After the protest, a criminal complaint was filed and Milosevic was arrested again.
“Everything provoked us, even though ‘Informer’ is a representative of such attitude towards women, women are constantly treated badly in the media. When violence occurs, the woman is blamed. He plays with our fear, manipulates it. We live in fear, but we are also fearless. We will react until things change,” said one of the organisers of the protest, Jelena Riznic.
The protesters also said that “this is not the end” and posted texts on the street about how women are presented in the media.