Swedish Embassy concerned about attacks on independent journalists in Serbia

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Source/Author: N1

The Embassy of Sweden in Serbia expressed concerns about resorts on the attack on the journalist of the weekly “Radar” Vuk Cvijic and the pressure on investigative journalists of KRIK and called for a quick and transparent investigation.

„We are disturbed by the reports of the attack on the journalist Vuk Cvijic and the pressures on the investigative journalists of KRIK in Serbia. A free media environment is crucial for transparency and good governance. We call for a quick and transparent investigation“, said  a statement by Swedish ambassador to Serbia, Anika Ben David.

On May 29, journalist of the independent weekly „Radar“ Vuk Cvijic was punched by the director of the pro-government tabloid Srpski telegraf Milan Ladjevic on the street in the center of Belgrade.

Last week, the judge of the Appellate Court in Belgrade, Dusanka Djordjevic, filed two lawsuits against the independent portal KRIK because of their database in which they investigated the work of the judiciary, including her work. In the lawsuits that she filed together with her husband, in addition to monetary compensation, she is also seeking a two-year ban on journalists and 10 months in prison due to the alleged violation of the right to privacy.

Source: N1