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July 27, 2010

Press freedom groups express outrage over attack on Serbian jouralist

Press freedom groups have urged Serbian authorities to thoroughly investigate the brutal attack on Teofil Pancic, a reporter for the independent weekly Vreme . Two masked assailants followed Pancic aboard a Belgrade bus at around 11 p.m. on Saturday, attacked him with metal rods, and quickly fled. Pancic, briefly hospitalised after the attack, suffered a concussion and arm injuries. Pancic told the independent Belgrade-based broadcaster B92 he believes the attack was in retaliation for his... MORE
July 26, 2010

Serbian journalist attacked, hospitalised

Teofil Pancic, a journalist for the independent weekly Vreme and a columnist with Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), was attacked by unknown assailants who beat him with a metal bar on a Belgrade bus late on July 24, RFE/RL's Balkan Service reported. He was diagnosed with concussion and arm injuries. Pancic, who was recovering following the assault, told RFE/RL that he suspects the two men were following him before the beating aboard a packed bus. He is widely known for his... MORE
July 22, 2010

New Serbian law violates security of journalists' sources; B92 reporter receives death threats

Serbian national security and police forces have been given the power to view the contents of citizens' personal email accounts without permission as a result of a new law adopted by parliament on June 19, the International Press Institute (IPI) has reported. The legal system has also left journalists vulnerable to attacks with a recent court decision to reject charges against six people who allegedly threatened to murder a B92 reporter, said the Belgrade-based Association of Independent... MORE
April 3, 2007

Serbia: Neo-Nazis threaten to kill independent journalist

The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by death threats made against Dinko Gruhonjic, head of the Vojvodina branch of the independent news agency BETA and chairman of the Independent Journalists’ Association of Vojvodina, by a local neo-Nazi group. The threats, which were posted on a neo-Nazi Web site this week, stem from Gruhonjic’s coverage of National Formation, a neo-Nazi group based in the northern Serbian city of Novi Sad, the journalist told CPJ. Gruhonjic’s reports publicized... MORE