Croatian Ministry of State Property officer Vedran Sovic physically attacked journalist Domagoj Margetic on March 31, 2020, in Biankini Street in Zagreb on the premises used by the HRT (Croatian Radiotelevision) Pensioners Association. The attack took place during a campaign to distribute masks and protective equipment to members of the HRT (Croatian Radiotelevision) Pensioners Association and the CJA Retired Journalists Branch, in which journalist Domagoj Margetic was one of the volunteers.
Acibadem Sistina Hospital sent a reaction to the editorial staff of the investigative journalist platform “IRL.mk” on their story on COVID-19, in which they defiantly insulted the journalists who worked on that investigative story. Even though there were not enough arguments in their response, they required an apology and the text to be withdrawn.
The President of the political party GROM, Stevco Jakimovski in a Facebook status on his profile made abusive remarks and calls for violence against TV 24 journalist Gorazd Chomovski. He did so immediately after the publication of part of Chomovski’s interview with the leader of VMRO-DPMNE Hristijan Mickovski.
During a press conference on February 14 this year, member of the BiH Presidency Milorad Dodik verbally attacked BNTV journalist Vladimir Kovacevic, calling him and the media he works for “traitors.”
At a special session of the National Assembly of Republika Srpska on February 26 in Banja Luka, Dodik publicly called the portal Klix.ba a “hostile media” for Republika Srpska.
The representative of Republika Srpska in Russia Dusko Perovic made open threats to Capital’s editorial board and editor-in-chief Sinisa Vukelic for publishing the story about Russian investor Rasid Serdarov and the company “Comsar Energy”.
In a phone call to the newsroom, Perovic threatened that he would “close” the Capital portal himself if editor Sinisa Vukelic once again wrote anything about the work of “Comsar Energy”, stressed that the portal would quickly “be done with” and that editor Vukelic should “better move to Mars”. These threats were recorded on an audio recording.
Verbal threats and insults against journalist Almedina Ismajli.
Portal N1 je 28. januara u dva navrata bio meta sajber napada zbog čega nekoliko sati nije bilo moguće čitati vesti na sajtu ni na aplikaciji. Prvobitno se dogodio plaćeni DDoS napad iz Kine, koji je trajao od ranih jutarnjih časova, a nakon stabilizacije rada portala ponovo je oko 14 časova došlo do iste vrste napada. 29. i 30. januara napadi su se nastavili, pa je novi napad usledio 30. januara oko 11:30h. DDoS su napadi sa više hiljada računara kojima je cilj da dovedu do preopterećenja veb servera, mreže ili nekog drugog dela infrastrukture i tako onemoguće pristup njihovim korisnicima
Andrea Topic was attacked by four men on Thursday, January 23, 2020, while investigating the property of Milan Kujundzic, Croatian Health Minister, in Ivanbegovina. While photographing the property from the road, four men approached Topic.
13 January 2020 journalists Drazen Zivkovic and Gojko Raicevic were detained because they published the explosion at the official state-owned residential villa Gorica in Podgorica. Police later denied this, stating that there was no explosion, but some failure in the wiring. Montenegrin police and the prosecution claim that Raicevic and Zivkovic, who were released after the hearing, caused panic and disorder with that article. The portals on which they are editors (In4S and Borba) immediately conveyed the police denial of the controversial news.