Tag Serbia
7 Feb

Serbia: Court of Appeals acquits suspects of journalist Slavko Ćuruvija’s murder

The Media Freedom Rapid Response partners strongly denounce the Court’s decision and ultimately the lack of justice rendered for the murder of journalist Slavko Ćuruvija.

26 Oct

Threats to Journalists must be addressed by institutions in Serbia

The SafeJournalists Network (SJN) and the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) express concerned about the rising threats targeting the presenter and podcast host Nenad Kulacin.

26 Apr

Serbia: Independent journalism faces its biggest crisis in years

Following a visit to Belgrade on April 10 and 11 2023, the undersigned organisations issue a stark warning over the state of media freedom and journalists’ safety in Serbia.

11 Apr

Press freedom groups visit Serbia to mark Slavko Ćuruvija murder anniversary

Press freedom organisations have gathered in Belgrade on the 24th anniversary of Slavko Ćuruvija's murder. The group aims to call for justice and raise awareness about the concerning safety conditions for journalists in the country.

16 Mar

Slavko Ćuruvija: Cycle of impunity for killing of journalists in Serbia must be broken

Following the start of the retrial last week at the Court of Appeal for the 1999 murder of Slavko Ćuruvija, the partners of the MFRR and the SafeJournalists Network today renew our call for justice for his killing to finally be secured.

5 Dec

Multiple journalists threatened and harassed in Serbia, authorities must take urgent action

In the past month in Serbia, several journalists have been targeted by serious threats raising fears for their physical safety. Partners of the Media Freedom Rapid Response and the Safe Journalists Network in condemning in the strongest terms the intimidation.

7 Sep

Serbia: Support for OK Radio as it faces intimidation by powerful businessperson

The partner organisations of the MFRR today express support and solidarity with embattled broadcaster OK Radio and urge Serbian law enforcement authorities to put an end to the dangerous campaign of harassment and pressure exerted on the media outlet by a powerful local businessperson.

8 Aug

Serbia: REM’s awarding of TV licences underscores media pluralism and media diversity failure

Partners of the MFRR have expressed concern about the Serbian Regulatory Body for Electronic Media (REM)'s decision to award TV licenses to media outlets all supportive of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party.

24 May

Serbia: Tendering process of national FTA TV licences must be open and transparent

Partner organisations of the MFRR and the Independent Journalists’ Association of Serbia are concerned about the lack of a transparent process for the allocation of national free to air (FTA) TV licences in Serbia.

21 Dec

Serbia: Wave of lawsuits against investigative portal KRIK chills media freedom