Threaths against the lives and limbs of journalists, Vanja Stokić, Banja Luka, 22.05.2020.


After posting a photo with two migrants, Vanja Stokić, editor-in-chief of the E-trafika portal, received a message on her Facebook profile from a person named Goran Živanović, in which he threatened to “decapitate” not only migrants, but also “all the pastors who welcome them.”

Police in Banja Luka arrested Zivanovic the next day. He was released after the hearing and the case was handed over to the Banja Luka District Prosecutor’s Office for further proceedings.

Contry BH
Gender Female
Date 22/05/2020
City / Location
Type of incident Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists
By whom To journalists by citizens
Name of the perpetrator Goran Živanović
Type of media online
Media name E-trafika
Legal closure Ongoing (or case not closed)
Was journalist`s association informed Yes
Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police Case was reported to the Prosecutor’s Office