25 Apr 2019 Lvl. 2
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Alert created on: 07 Feb 2018 n° 13/2018 Serbia

Intimidation Campaign against NUNS (Independent Journalists Association of Serbia)

Source of threatUnknown
CategoryHarassment and intimidation of journalists
Partner EFJ/IFJ AEJ RSF
Partner EFJ/IFJ AEJ RSF
On two separate occasions (04/02/2018 and 05/02/2018), the Belgrade office of the Independent Journalists Association of Serbia (NUNS or IJAS) has been the target of insults and intimidation with a printed flyer describing IJAS as an “Unhappy Association of Enemies of Serbia”. The flyers were glued into the glass entrance of the House of Journalists where the head office of the Independent Journalists Association of Serbia is located. It is suspected to be a professionally organised hate campaign because the flyers were printed in color, on quality paper, and probably in a larger circulation, in order to be distributed in other public places. The incidents were reported to the police and to the prosecutor's office which immediately started gathering evidence.
State replies
25 Apr 2019
Reply from the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia
12 Apr 2018
Reply from the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia
Follow-ups
23 Feb 2018
Commissioner for Human Rights: ‘Concerted efforts needed to protect media freedoms in Serbia’
07 Feb 2018
Labelling NUNS as the enemy of State can severely endanger safety of journalists and the work of this journalists’ association in Serbia, says OSCE Media Freedom representative who expects this incident to be swiftly investigated.
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