Today, the NIN newsroom has asked the Ministry of the Interior (MUP) and the High-Tech Crime Prosecutor’s Office to determine who is behind the threats made to the deputy chief editor of the weekly, Vesna Mališić, on the social network Twitter.
They asked the authorities to determine who is behind the account “Autochauvinismo con el noble Dzender Zaharijevic @ autosovinismo” on Twitter and who is the author of the tweet that, as they valued, “practically calls for lynching and murder” of Vesna Malisic.
“The NIN drafting hopes that the Ministry of the Interior and the High Technology Crime Prosecutor’s Office will investigate the whole case as soon as possible, in accordance with legal authorizations, and apply current regulations.” We also expect national and international journalists’ associations to react to the increasing attacks on journalists in Serbia, “the statement read.
The threats were previously condemned by NIN’s Deputy Editors-in-Chief, the Association of Journalists of Serbia (UNS) and the Independent Association of Journalists of Serbia (NUNS).
Tonight, the Association of Journalists of Serbia (UNS) condemned the threats of the deputy editor-in-chief of the weekly NIN, Vesna Mališić, through the social network Twitter.
In a statement, the UNS expressed its solidarity with the NIN school and called on journalists to condemn all forms of violence against colleagues and to refrain from using violent rhetoric in their private accounts.
“Through threatening and inappropriate messages, journalists and public figures encourage verbal violence in the comments of their followers, thus further endangering the safety of their colleagues and worsening the conditions for professional media work,” the association said. .
They assessed that refraining from violence and sentencing are threats to all journalists “preconditions for free and independent journalism and for reducing the number of attacks on journalists.”
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