Threats against lives and limbs of journalists, Vojislav Milovancevic, Belgrade, 21.1.2021.


Journalist Vojislav Milovancevic received insults and threatening messages from several Twitter accounts, some of which represent a very serious and direct threat to the safety of journalists.

The threats followed the publication of an article in which the Nova.rs journalist referred to a rape case at the Orthodox Theological Faculty. One of the users called on his like-minded people to “address” Milovancevic, after which several people, under the pretext of protecting the reputation of the Serbian Orthodox Church, sent threatening and insulting messages to the journalist.

Contry SR
Name and Surname Vojislav Milovancevic
Gender Male
Date 21/01/2021
City / Location Belgrade, Serbia
Type of incident Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists
Type of media online
Media name Nova.rs
Source Nova.rs, Vojislav Milovancevic
Was journalist`s association informed Yes
What was journalists' association reaction IJAS strongly condemned threats and informed the Contact Points for the Safety of Journalists and the Permanent Working Group for the Safety of Journalists about this case. SafeJournalists Network reacted and informed relevant national and international stakeholders about this case.
Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the Prosecutor’s Office