Other threats to journalists, Jelena Zoric, Belgrade, 18.1.2021.


Svetislav Bojic, the attorney of Predrag Koluvija accused of growing marijuana and skank, filed a criminal report against N1’s reporter Jelena Zoric for an allegedly false statement about threats made by his client which he passed on her. As N1  had learned, attorney Bojić states in the criminal charge that “did not know she was endangering until Veran Matic (the member of the Standing Working Group for Journalists Safety) told her she was.”

This lawsuit came after N1 filed a disciplinary complaint against the lawyer in question with the Belgrade Bar Association, for the manner in which Bojic addressed the journalist, conveying  Koluvija’s greetings from prison, claiming that whoever resented him didn’t do well.

We remind that Predrag Koluvija, the majority owner of the agricultural estate “Jovanjica”, is accused of organizing a criminal group that produced and sold narcotics.

Contry SR
Name and Surname Jelena Zoric
Gender Female
Date 18/01/2021
City / Location Belgrade, Serbia
Type of incident Other threats to journalists
Type of media Radio and television
Media name TV N1
Source TV N1, Jelena Zoric
Was journalist`s association informed Yes
What was journalists' association reaction IJAS expressed deep concern over the pressure on N1 journalist. IJAS considers that the criminal charges filed against their colleague Jelena Zoric are an obvious example of superficial, or malicious use of the law in order to put additional pressure on her because of the work she does in the public interest.