22 Apr Three Freedoms Under the Magnifying Glass: April 9 – 22, 2021

Belgrade, April 22, 2021-

 

Violations of basic freedoms in Serbia

April 9 – April 22 2021.

 

In the past period, media associations, civil society organizations and journalists have again been the target of numerous attacks – both verbal, institutional and physical. Numerous insults and the created atmosphere of permissibility and impunity for violence against journalists culminated in the assault on radio host Daško Milinović, who was attacked with tear gas and beaten with a metal bar. On the other hand, there have been repeated cases of so-called SLAPP lawsuits against media, which feature demands for extremely high compensation in order to intimidate outlets into self-censorship, but also exhaust them financially. Finally, there is also continuing pressure on the non-governmental sector from the state, through unjustified financial controls which, due to their frequency or duration, seriously hinder the normal functioning of organizations, which is what the Center for Judicial Research (CEPRIS) has been faced with in the last month.

An overview of the cases recorded during this period can be downloaded below.

 

cases of violations of basic human rights in Serbia April 9 - 22 2021

 

You can see all previous reviews here.

* The dynamics of publishing the report will depend on the current situation.