Threats against the lives and physical safety of journalists, Cenzolovka, Belgrade, 16.01.2024.

    Country SR
    Name and Surname Cenzolovka
    Gender Group
    Date 16/01/2024
    City / Location Belgrade
    Type of incident Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists
    Type of media online
    Media name Cenzolovka
    Source Perica Gunjić
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the Prosecutor’s Office

    Journalists of the Cenzolovka portal received threats after writing about publishing the phone number of journalist Vanja Đurić and threats against journalist Željko Veljković. After providing support to fellow journalists, several comments were published on Cenzolovka’s Facebook page, including threats and hate speech:

    1. “All of you should be impaled, acacia, unoiled, does your mother smell Nazi, corrupt…”

    2. “You have not yet seen or felt what a chase is”, i

    3. “If you continue the pogrom of children like Pavlina and the terror against the Serbian people, the gentlemen from @cenzolovka and the united enemies of the Serbian people, the SRBOLOVKA will come upon you, and don’t mess with the Serbs”,

    Due to the way in which they were expressed, aggressively and directly addressed to the journalists, the editorial office of Cenzolovka decided to report these threats. What is of particular concern is the context in which the threats were uttered and the growing tension in connection with incidents to the detriment of journalists Vanja Đurić from TV N1 and Željko Veljković from Nova S