Serbian Reporter Lidija Valtner Attacked During New Serbian President’s Inauguration

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Year 02 Jun 2017 Country Serbia Category A. Attacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists Source of threat Non-state Partner RSF , EFJ/IFJ , Index Alert level Level 2
02 Jun 2017 Serbia A. Attacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists Non-state RSF , EFJ/IFJ , Index Level 2
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Lidija Valtner, a reporter for the Serbian daily Danas, was filming an altercation between supporters of Vučić’s Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) and a protester during the President's inauguration on 31 May 2017, in Belgrade, when she was attacked by two Progressive Party supporters. One tried to grab her phone in order to prevent her from filming and, when she tried to defend herself, the two men seized her and forcibly took her away to a neighbouring park, 50 meters away. In an interview with RSF, Valtner expressed dismay that two plainclothes police officers watched this attack without coming to her help. Force was also used to prevent journalists with Vice, Radio Belgrade and the Cenzovska and Insajder websites from reporting or filming the demonstrations.


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