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Alert created on: 09 Jun 2015 Serbia

Mass Dismissal at Swiss Group Ringier Axel Springer Serbia

Source of threatNon-state
CategoryHarassment and intimidation of journalists
Partner EFJ/IFJ
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Partner EFJ/IFJ
More than 30 journalists, employees and regular associates (including single mothers, near-pension journalists and journalists with children) employed at Serbian media outlets owned by the Swiss media group Ringier Axel Springer were dismissed without any notice, reasons or any objective criteria for layoffs. In a letter sent to the management of the Swiss media group, the EFJ called on the management to investigate serious claims made by media professionals about the unofficial ban on trade union activities and violations of workers’ labour rights.
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