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

    Country SR
    Name and Surname Željko veljković
    Gender Male
    Date 16/01/2024
    City / Location Belgrade
    Type of incident Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists
    By whom To journalists by citizens
    Type of media Radio and television
    Media name Nova S
    Source Nova S, Twitter
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the Prosecutor’s Office

    Nova S journalist Željko Veljković was targeted, insulted and harassed especially on the X social network, but the reason was a comment he posted on this social network in connection with the hosting of a girl who sang to a dog at a basketball game.

    Together with TV N1 journalist Vanja Đurić, Veljković has been targeted dozens of times, for example in a tweet where a picture of Vanja and Željko was posted claiming that the two of them insulted a minor girl (although neither Vanja nor Željko mentioned the girl’s name in their comments.

    The most serious threats were made on Instagram, when Veljković was written in a direct message: “What if I fuck your dead family, I’ll kill you if I fuck your Ustasha mother”.