07 Jul 2017 Lvl. 1
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Alert created on: 07 Jul 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Croatian Journalist Received Insults and Death Threats After Publishing Newspaper Reports

Source of threatNon-state
CategoryHarassment and intimidation of journalists
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Croatian journalist Hassan Haidar Diab, working for Vecernji list newspaper, received insults and threats, including death threats, sent through social networks. The verbal attacks came from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) after Diab published a story citing classified document which revealed the names of jihadists from BiH, Kosovo and Serbia who went to fight on the battlefront in Syria and Iraq. According to the Western Balkan’s Regional Platform for Advocating Media Freedom and Journalists’ Safety, some BiH media openly called for his elimination.
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