Verbal threats, journalists from Tv N1, Belgrade, 04.02.2019.

N1 journalists received a threatening letter, because of the reporting from the protest in Belgrade.

“Do you have families.. you’re killing our children and grandchildren, and are unaware that if the destruction happens, your building will be the first to be blown up, and you may lose your dearest. That’s why we, the veterans, warn you not to play with anyone’s destiny because your fate is in our hands,” said the letter to N1.

Someone signed it as „Belgrade Veterans of 1999 war, “but the president of the association Zeljko Vukelic said it had nothing to do with that, adding the police should investigate the threats.

“I have no idea about it. It may be planted. What I can say is that I watch N1 since it is the most impartial TV in this biased media space,“ Vukelic said.

Contry SR
Name and Surname Journalists from Tv N1
Gender Group
Date 04/02/2019
City / Location Belgrade, Serbia
Type of incident Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists
Type of media Radio and television
Media name Tv N1
Source Tv N1
Public prosecutor Police arrested a man, 70, from Serbia's northern town of Nova Pazova, suspected of sending a letter with threats to N1 Belgrade reporters and their families.
Legal closure Perpatrator is convicted
Legal closure decision A plea bargain was made with preparator, who was sentenced to 8 months of imprisonment and security measures of compulsory psychiatric treatment and confinement in a medical institution.
Was journalist`s association informed Yes
What was journalists' association reaction IJAS and IJAV demanded from investigative and judicial authorities to urgently take the most serious investigation and measures against the author of the death threat to journalists. The Regional Platform reacted.
Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police