Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists, group of journalists, Zadar, 1.12.2020.


Journalists from Slobodna Dalmacija and the Zadarski.hr portal wrote about a wedding in Slivnica Gornja held despite the measures of the National civil protection headquarters, which banned wedding ceremonies. As soon as the story was published, two middle-aged men with surgical masks on their faces entered the premises of the Slobodna Dalmacija correspondent office in Zadar, on 1st December around 12h. One of them called the journalists vultures and threatened to “kill and slaughter like kittens” all those who wrote about the wedding. After that, they both left the editorial office, saying that they would return after visiting the editorial office of Zadarski list.

Contry CRO
Gender Group
Date 01/12/2020
City / Location Zadar, Croatia
Type of incident Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists
By whom To journalists by citizens
Type of media print online
Media name Slobodna Dalmacija, zadarski.hr
Source mediji
Was journalist`s association informed Yes
What was journalists' association reaction The CJA responded with a statement condemning the attack.
Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police