Nerma Jelacic argues revisionists are manipulating free speech defenders
Every Saturday, for the past five months, thousands of people have gathered on the streets of Serbian capital Belgrade to voice their dissent against President Aleksandar Vučić’s authoritarian tendencies and increasing control over the country’s media.
Unpatriotic behaviour. Sedition. Being in the pay of shadowy external forces. Faking a neo-Nazi event. These are just a few of the charges that have recently been levelled against independent journalists by pro-government media outlets in several central and eastern European countries.
Five Serbian media associations have written to Index on Censorship to raise their concerns about the media environment in the country.
Human rights defender Milan Antonijević wants “more commitment” to the laws that protect the people of Serbia
Milan Antonijević uses the rule of law as his main line of defence in human rights protection.
“It’s difficult for me to believe that the motives behind so many frequent and intense inspections are anything but political”
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the...
After more than twenty years of investigative reporting, one of the most trusted weeklies in Serbia, Vranjske Novine, was forced to shut down.
Since 2004, over 700 journalists have been killed for their reporting. Nine out of 10 of these cases go unpunished.
A few days before the 2 April 2017 Serbian presidential elections, a picture was posted on Twitter that caused an unexpected storm