Death threats, Nacional, Zagreb, 20.5.2024.

    Country CRO
    Gender Group
    Date 20/05/2024
    City / Location Zagreb
    Type of incident Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists
    By whom To journalists by citizens
    Type of media print
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    What was journalists' association reaction CJA reacted with a statement
    Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police

    On Monday, May 20, Nacional received a message on the official editorial mobile phone number, which read literally “You and your ilk assassinated Prime Minister Fico by writing half-truths, lies and inciting people who do their job in order to collect money. Your triple informer paid for it with his head, and soon all the editors from the “axis of evil” will too. We are waiting for the moment to catch as many of you together as possible so that we don’t waste explosives for just one scavenger. The vultures who survive will start writing the truth and only the truth, not lying, inventing and writing to order just to collect money. We are following you and more than two will be successful, so write your wills…”

    The editorial staff of Nacional officially informed the Minister of the Interior, Davor Božinović, about this threat and submitted the report to police investigators at the headquarters of the Police Department in Heinzelova street in Zagreb.