Journalists’ Safety Group says 42 cases of threats reported

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The Permanent Group for the Safety of Journalists (SRG) said in a statement on Wednesday that 42 cases of threats to journalists were recorded in the first half of 2023.

The SRG, which includes representatives of the Supreme Public Prosecution, Internal Affairs Ministry (MUP), OSCE and major Serbian journalists’ and media organizations, said four sentences were handed down and 4 indictments rejected, 3 cases thrown out and 6 others are under investigation, adding that in just 1 case the perpetrator was not identified.

The statement said that the number of reported cases is the same as a year earlier.

The SRG was informed about the missing case file at the Higher Court in Vranje which covered the sentence against one perpetrator who threateed staff at a local radio.