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SEEMO urges Serbian authorities to investigate attacks against journalists

November 2, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

22:55, November 2, 2012

Serbian journalists and their families have been targeted in three attacks using explosive devices in less than two weeks. 

Following an incident on 30 October, 2012, the Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), said it had observed an escalation of attacks against journalists in Serbia. 

In the latest episode, someone placed an explosive device, which did not explode, near the family house of Tanja Jankovic, a journalist with TV B92, in Vranje, in southern Serbia. A little more than a month earlier, Jankovic and members of her family were involved in a brawl with other guests at a wedding. Jankovic was hit in the head. Other family members were injured. It is still not clear if the brawl – a police inspector was among the guests – was related to Jankovic’s work as an investigative journalist or was motivated by other reasons. According to Jankovic, only her phone call to Ivica Dacic, Serbia’s prime minister and minister of the interior, prevented a bloodbath. 

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