Attacks on media outlets and organizations, NIN, Belgrade, 27.11.2019.


    NIN weekly appeared on stands with an almost blank cover page which drew an avalanche of criticism after announced on social networks on Wednesday because it showed an old photo of Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic at arms fair with a sniper barrel pointing at him. Ringier Axel Springer, NIN publisher, said in a statement that the cover page is especially sensitive because Serbia is a country where Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic was assassinated by a sniper in March 2003 and taht the the content of the ‘Arms affair: Who is destroying Krusik’ story remains untouched. After that, in print and electronic tabloids started attacks on NIN editors and journalists, such as accusations that opposition politicians paid them to publish cover and texts on the sale of weapons from Krusik, and also MPs of Serbian Progressive Party and Prime Minister on TV Pink continued to targeting NIN and its journalists, pointing out that the NIN cover is an attempt on assassinate the president.