Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists, Sanja Kljajic, Vanja Djuric and Milena Popovic, Novi Sad, 17.04.2019.


The three female journalists Sanja Kljajic, Vanja Djuric and Milena Popovic, were first attacked on the istraga.rs website and on its Facebook page described as “Journalists who embarrassed Serbia.” The post was followed by comments with insults and threats, including open death threats. The journalists made the NDNV documentary in cooperation with BIRN Kosovo and the German ZDF Forum in 2017, but the most recent threats were not the only ones that NDNV and their partners had received because of the film.

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Name and Surname Sanja Kljajic, Vanja Djuric and Milena Popovic
Gender Female
Date 17/04/2019
City / Location Novi Sad, Serbia
Type of incident Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists
Source Independent Journalists association of Vojvodina
Was journalist`s association informed Yes
What was journalists' association reaction IJAS strongly condemned primitive insults and threats to young journalists and urged the competent judicial authorities to take urgent measures to prosecute and adequately punish authors of dangerous hate speech and death threats to our colleagues. Also, reacted Coalition of journalistic and media associations (NUNS, NDNV, ANEM, Lokal pres, ASMEDI and AOM) and The Western Balkan’s Regional Platform for Advocating Media Freedom and Journalists’ Safety.
Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the Prosecutor’s Office