Aggressive declarations by public officials, Snezana Congradin, Belgrade, 16.07.2019


Vojislav Seselj, member of Parlament of the Republic of Serbia reacting to Danas daily report about marking Srebrenica anniversary, insulted journalist Snezana Congradin, adding that any journalist who said that the genocide was committed in Srebrenica should be sentenced to 20 years in prison and mentioned his jeep and possibility of running someone over with it.

Contry SR
Name and Surname Snezana Congradin
Gender Female
Date 16/07/2019
City / Location Beograd, Serbia
Type of incident Other threats to journalists
Type of media print
Media name Danas
Source Danas
Was journalist`s association informed Yes
What was journalists' association reaction IJAS condemned and stated that this behavior is a direct consequence of the atmosphere of intolerance towards freedom of expression and information. In this way, public officials not only that they do not condemn attacks and pressures on journalists, but acting like this they encourage such behavior. IJAS invited the Speaker of the National Assembly to react to such statements by Vojislav Seselj and other MPs and demands from the highest state authorities to condemn such behavior by public officials.