Serbian journalists’ organization blasts media regulatory body

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BELGRADE, 15.04.2019. – The Independent Journalists’ Association of Serbia (NUNS) blasted the national Regulatory Body for Electronic Media (REM) for attacking investigative journalists.

A NUNS statement said that the REM has not been doing its job for years and has been releasing statements attacking journalists and the media, the latest two of which were directed against the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CINS.

According to NUNS, the accusation that the CINS falsified a program analysis report could be viewed as pressure on journalists to force them to reveal their sources which is against the law.

CINS journalists asked the REM for the report several times but got no reply, the statement said, adding that CINS informed the public that the REM expert services are not breaking the law even though the REM Council often ignores the law on electronic media and its own rules.

N1 Belgrade/Beta, Belgrade, 15/04/2019