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

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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”.

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.

Serbian police arrest three journalists reporting on COVID-19 issues

“We urge the government of Serbia to ensure that journalists are able to go about their work without fear of arrest. Accurate and updated reporting from journalists will be an essential ally of governments in tackling the pandemic.”