Croatian Journalist Maja Sever Received Death Threat Via Facebook over Her Report on Nigerian Refugees

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Year 02 Nov 2017 Country Croatia Category A. Attacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists Source of threat Unknown Partner EFJ/IFJ , Index Alert level Level 1
02 Nov 2017 Croatia A. Attacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists Unknown EFJ/IFJ , Index Level 1
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On 29 October 2017, Croatian public television (HRT) reporter Maja Sever received a death threat via Facebook following the broadcast of her report about refugees from Nigeria. The private Facebook message contained abusive racial language, stating that “if you want to live with N***ers, go live in England, France or USA, but do not promote that Freemason’s multicultural politics in Croatia.” The message ended by mentioning execution, warning the journalist that “the day when you will be killed is coming soon,” according to the Croatian Association of Journalists. Maja Sever said that the message was sent by a Croat living in Belgium.

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