Press freedom under threat from “soft” censorship in Serbia and Hungary

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Staff of Serbian newspaper ‘Danas’ threatened with Charlie Hebdo-style attack

On 6 November an unknown individual sent an email with the subject line “Charlie Hebdo of Belgrade” to the editor-in-chief of ‘Danas’, threatening staff with “barrages of bullets” because of its editorial policy. The email named specific journalists as “enemies of the Serbian people” and “traitors”.

Serbia: Retrial reaffirms convictions of those who murdered journalist Slavko Ćuruvija in 1999

On 2 December 2021, four former officials of the Serbian state security services were handed a total of 100 years in prison for the murder of investigative reporter Ćuruvija.

A man holds the Serbian national flag in front of the National assembly building in Belgrade, 18 June 2020, ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP via Getty Images

Serbia: Former mayor jailed for 2018 arson attack on journalist’s home

A court sentenced Dragoljub Simonovic, the former mayor of Grocka and a member of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party, to four years and three months in jail after finding him guilty of ordering a Molotov cocktail attack on Milan Jovanović’s home.