Actual attacks on journalists, Nikola Morača, EuroBlic – SrpskaInfo, Banja Luka, 24.02.2023.

    Country BH
    Name and Surname Nikola Morača
    Gender Male
    Date 24/02/2023
    City / Location Banja Luka
    Type of incident Actual attacks on journalists
    By whom by policeman
    Type of media online
    Media name EuroBlic - SrpskaInfo
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes

    Journalist Nikola Morača was interrogated in the Police Department of Banja Luka for the author’s text about the rape of an eighteen-year-old girl, for which one person is suspected. In the presence of prosecutor Gordana Mijatović, the police inspectors on duty demanded that the journalist reveal “who gave him the information” about the person suspected of rape and confiscated his mobile phone, even though they didn’t have a legal court order to do so.

    At the same time, the inspectors and the prosecutor, demonstrating their institutional supremacy and explaining that he would be detained for at least five hours by the police, took advantage of the journalist’s unfavorable situation and forced him to sign that he was “voluntarily” handing over his phone to the police.