A member of security of Assembly of Aleksandrovac municipality physically prevented the journalist of Rasina Press Gvozden Zdravić when he tried to enter on the session of the assembly and pushed him away. To the journalist Zdravić was forbidden to attend municipality assembly sessions on the grounds that he “writes untrue about the municipal leadership” and that he is “unworthy”.
|Name and Surname||Gvozden Zdravic|
|City / Location||Aleksandrovac, Srbija|
|Type of incident||Actual attacks on journalists|
|Type of media|
|Media name||Rasina press|
|Was journalist`s association informed||Yes|
|What was journalists' association reaction||IJAS condemned the discrimination of a journalist which has long been implemented by the local authority of the municipality of Aleksandrovac, which culminated in the physical attack by a municipal security worker on a journalist. IJAS invited the Municipal Assembly of Aleksandrovac to raise the issue of responsibility for the attack and discrimination of journalists, in accordance with the Constitution and the Law on Public Information and Media, which strictly prohibit the restriction of the freedom of public information.|