Threats against media outlets and organizations, N1, Belgrade, 09.04.2020.

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    Continuous and consecutive attacks (synchronized accusations, insults, pressures and targeting) on ​​N1 television from different pro-government media that lasted continuously for several days. Among others, the most active was the Kurir newspaper, which in its daily edition from April 9th ​​accused N1 Television and its journalists of spreading misinformation and thus endangering the lives of Serbian citizens during the Covid-19 virus pandemic, and published TV N1 editor Jugoslav Cosic with a photomontage presented as Pinocchio and titled with term “Liar”.

    The attacks by the Kurir and other pro-governmental media represent a continuation of simultaneous attacks by state officials on independent journalists and the media, and attempts to establish censorship and reducing freedom of expression and information.