Physical attack, Zoran Jovanovic, Belgrade, 24.05.2019.


On Friday, May 24, while Jovanovic was on duty photographing the area where the parking zone will be located in Carlija Caplina St. in Belgrade when an unknown man approached to him and told him he can’t take any photos. After Jovanovic explained that he is doing his job and needs the photo as an illustration for the article regarding the new parking zone, adding that the street is a public space where taking photos is allowed, the man began to yell. He kicked Jovanovic and his camera, and finally spat him. He then threatened to set the driver Svetozar Miranovic and their vehicle on fire.

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Name and Surname Zoran Jovanovic
Gender Male
Date 24/05/2019
City / Location Beograd, Srbija
Type of incident Actual attacks on journalists
Type of media print
Media name Vecernje novosti
Source Vecernje novosti
Was journalist`s association informed Yes
What was journalists' association reaction NUNS condemned the physical attack on a journalist and called on the competent judicial authorities to adequately punish the attackers in accordance with the law as soon as possible. The Regional Platform for Advocating Media Freedom and Journalists’ Safety also reacted.
Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police