Serbia: violent attacks against journalists during two consecutive nights of protests

MFRR partners, IPI and EFJ share statements condemning the threats and attacks against journalists and media workers covering protests in Belgrade, Nis and Novi Sad.

For two consecutive nights, public protests have erupted across Serbia, in response to the Government’s lockdown and COVID-19 policies. At these protests, journalists and media workers have faced a number of threats and attacks from individual protesters and police officers.

The MFRR are extremely concerned by violence against journalists during these protests. In two days, we have been informed of at least 14 attacks against journalists and media workers who were on the field to report in the public interest

Nik Williams