Serbia: journalists physically and verbally attacked by football fans

The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) condemned physical attacks & threats against TV journalists by football fans in Belgrade (Serbia), while they were reporting, on Wednesday. The IFJ and EFJ called on the Serbian authorities to identify and prosecute the perpetrators. On 28 August 2019, TV N1 crew, including journalist Mladen Savatovic, and Bosnian TV channel Federalna correspondant Dejan Kozul were attacked while reporting ahead of the football Champions League game between Red Star Belgrade and Young Boys in Belgrade. N1 journalists were shooting a news report outside stadium about a war tank installed by the Red…

EFJ and IFJ denounce beating of Serbian journalist

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its European organisation, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), denounce the beating of a Serbian journalist on 27 august and support their affiliates in Serbia, the Association of Journalists of Serbia (UNS), the Journalists’ Union of Serbia (SINOS) and the Independent Association of Journalists of Serbia (NUNS) in their call for the attacks’ perpetrators to be tracked down and brought to justice. Investigative journalist Ivan Ninic, 27, was beaten on August 27 in front of his home as he was locking his car in the parking lot. Two young men attacked him brutally using metal…

Mass dismissal at Swiss group Ringier Axel Springer Serbia

на српском The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has condemned the Swiss media group Ringier Axel Springer Media AG for the mass dismissal of journalists and media employees at Serbian media outlets (Blic, Alo, 24 casa, NIN, Blic, Zena Plusand,…) operated by the group. The EFJ gave strong backing to its Serbian affiliates UNS (The Journalists’ Association of Serbia – JAS) and NUNS (the Independent Journalists’ Association of Serbia – IJAS). 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…

The invisible hand of self-censorship in Serbia

A round-table on media freedom in Serbia discussed at the European Parliament the dramatically worsening media crisis in Serbia. Maja Vasic Nikolic representing EFJ affiliate NUNS outlined the atmosphere of impunity towards attacks on journalists in Serbia. Only for 2015 14 threats against journalists are recorded so far. “As long as the Serbian government sees media as a tool for achieving short term political goals, and not as a fourth power, not much will change”, said Nicolic and pleaded for transparency in ownership, freedom of expression and journalism in the public interest. Sletlana Mesarovic from the online news portal Pescanik referred to…

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JOURNALISTS’ ASSOCIATION OF SERBIA (JAS) – UNS Address Resavska 28/I 11000 Beograd Staff Vladimir Radomirović (President) – vladimir.radomirovic@uns.rs Nino Brajovic (Secretary General) – nino.brajovic@uns.rs Phone +381 11 323 6337 Email press@uns.org.rs / unsinfo1@uns.org.rs Website Twitter www.uns.org.rs @UNSinfo INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS’ ASSOCIATION (IJAS) – NUNS Address Resavska 28/II 11000 Beograd Staff Zeljko Bodrozic (President) – predsednik@nuns.rs Tamara Filipovic Stevanovic (Secretary Genaral) – sekretar@nuns.rs, tamara.filipovic@nuns.rs, +381 66 88 22 009 Phone +381 11 323 6337 Email nuns@nuns.rs Website Twitter www.nuns.rs @NUNS_1994 JOURNALISTS’ UNION OF SERBIA (SINOS) Address Resavska 28 11000 Beograd Staff Dragana Cabarkapa (President) –draganacabarkapa9@gmail.com Dejan Gligorijevic (Vice President) Phone +381 11 33 469 22 Email sinos@ptt.rs…