Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists, Jelena Stojkovic, Vranje, 05.11.2019.


After reporting about events in a local elementary school, on November 5th, journalist Jelena Stojkovic received horrific threats from a woman claiming to be the mother of a child involved in the incident. “She called me more than twenty times” – Stojkovic told the Independent Journalists Association of Serbia – “When I answered she threatened to kill me, saying that she’ll get me when I take my child to the kindergarten, that I don’t know who am I dealing with, followed by horrific swearing”.

Contry SR
Name and Surname Jelena Stojkovic
Gender Female
Date 05/11/2019
City / Location Vranje, Srbija
Type of incident Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists
Type of media print
Media name Vecernje novosti
Source Vecernje novosti
Legal closure Ongoing (or case not closed)
Was journalist`s association informed Yes
What was journalists' association reaction Regional Platform for Advocating Media Freedom and Journalists’ Safety strongly condemned death threats and called upon all authorized institutions in Serbia to act and start dealing with the safety of journalists more seriously and international actors to keep the governments accountable and contribute to environment where journalists can work unhindered.
Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police