Serbia - Alerts
The authors note a pattern of threats against journalists and provide an analysis of the broadcasting laws.
The editor of a radio station who is running for local office says his opponents have bullied the station's employees and shut down its radio signal; caught in the middle is the public's right to information.
The alleged incidents represent only a fraction of the pressures on reporters, SEEMO said, as many reporters do not report what they must go through on a daily basis.
Charges were laid against the individual who verbally attacked a Studio B crew and struck an assistant cameraman in the head and stomach.
The change in the funding structure under the new act is aimed at helping the movie industry but instead risks killing off independent media outlets and may ultimately lead to a media blackout, says the organisation.
ANEM condemns economic pressure and open threats against media outlets in the run-up to local and parliamentary elections.
A local politician allegedly threatened Vojkan Ristic for publishing a story linking the former's political party to a major corruption scandal.
According to IPI, the National Council of the Hungarian Ethnic Minority, created to protect the interests of the biggest national minority in Vojvodina, appears to represent the interests of one political party.
A two-member TV crew was filming the construction of a local cultural center when four individuals approached and started beating them.
While the groups welcomed certain provisions in the document, they stressed that the section on regional public service broadcasters remains problematic.
Justice Ministry State Secretary Slobodan Homen announced that defamation and libel will be removed from the criminal code in autumn 2011.
ANEM considers it unacceptable for cable operators to limit the right to enjoy a wide range of media content, especially as regards the right to be informed via local media.
Bosko Brankovic was assaulted and seriously injured while reporting on a rally protesting the arrest of Radovan Karadzic in 2008.
Csaba Szögi was beaten by individuals who waited for him in front of public restrooms in Beèej, a town in the multiethnic Vojvodina province.
Branko Bjelajac, director of a water utility company, is angered over comments posted on the Radio 021 website.
A Cacak court handed down a sentence against Radio Ozon director Stojan Markovic for satirical comments made against former minister Velimir Ilic.
"Death notices" and posters attacking the RTV B92 television station have been appearing in the town of Lazarevac.
A suspended police officer has threatened journalists Sonja Kamenkovic and Ivan Popovic on several occasions.
Gvozden Zdravic was photographing the courthouse in Aleksandrovac when the mayor's driver ran out of the courthouse and punched him several times in the head.
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Mayor Bosko Nicic decided to prevent all directors of companies and public institutions in the city from making statements to the media without his prior consent.