11 Jun 2019 Lvl. 1
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Alert created on: 02 Nov 2017 n° 126/2017 Croatia

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

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CategoryAttacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists
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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.
11 Jun 2019: The police were able to quickly arrest the author of the dead threats who is now awaiting trial.   Article by Deutsche Welle: "Journalists in Croatia facing death threats"
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