Chronicle of Attacks and Pressures against Journalists in 2017


    The Independent Journalists’ Association of Serbia has been implementing the early warning system for four years already. The aim of the system is to facilitate more systematic and efficient monitoring of developments on the Serbian media scene in the five key areas which are most directly connected to media freedoms and the position of journalists and other media professionals. In 2017. is a trend of increasing number of pressures against journalists and other media professionals, while the number of physical attacks and verbal threats is decreasing. This year recorded an increase in the number of threats to media workers sent via Internet and social networks, but also a case of surveillance. An increase in number of pressures, compared to number of threats and physical attacks against journalists, indicates not that journalists are safer, but that the manner of threatening has changed.