Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists, Dragan Bursać, freelance journalist, 05.11.2022.

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    Contry BH
    Name and Surname Dragan Bursać
    Gender Male
    Date 05/11/2022
    City / Location
    Type of incident Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists
    By whom To journalists by citizens
    Threats against the lives and physical safety of journalists Life or physical harm threats made by actors other than officials through social networks
    Type of media Journalist is a freelancer: Journalist is a freelancer
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    What was journalists' association reaction SafeJournalists Network issued a joint reaction about the case. The Network called on the competent authorities to conduct an investigation and adequately punish the person who sent the threats.
    Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police

    Dragan Bursac, journalist and columnist from Bosnia and Herzegovina, received threats on his Instagram profile.

    Person registered with full name and surname sent threats to Bursac, some of which are: “I’m reconfirming my promise to you. You’ll put up with a lot of s**it in your mouth, if you knew how much you’d literally go to that “Serbian” church to pray to God.” “This is an open threat, you stinky scumbag, so you can report it wherever you want, we are just waiting for you anyway.”, “You’ll put up with s**it in your mouth some time. Very unpleasant. You will understand when we meet”. The case was reported to the Police in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia considering that the threats were sent from Serbia.