Two journalists questioned about articles incriminating the government

first_img Europe – Central Asia July 16, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists questioned about articles incriminating the government Europe – Central Asia Organisation RSF_en “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says June 7, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 4, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alertscenter_img RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan News June 8, 2021 Find out more News Reporters sans frontières said today it was concerned that two Serbian journalists – Radio Free Europe reporter Natasa Odalovic and Vladimir Radomirovic, editor of the Belgrade weekly Reporter – had been summoned recently by police in connection with articles they had written about crime and spying operations.”May we remind you that journalists are not assistants to the judiciary,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said in letters to Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic and President Vojislav Kostunica of Serbia-Montenegro. “The police do not have the right to ask about sources of journalists’ information, whatever its nature, especially when it involves criticism of the government. We ask you to see that journalists can freely exercise their right to inform the public. We also ask you to ensure the safety of the two journalists in question.” Odalovic, who also works for the Belgrade daily Danas, was questioned by police on 11 July about an article she wrote in the paper on 5 July referring to accusations of collusion between the Djindjic government and the mafia made by President Kostunica’s communications adviser, Aleksandar Tijanic. She wrote this week to Kostunica expressing fears for her safety.   Radomirovic was questioned by police on 12 July about a recent article that said listening devices had been planted in government offices. He refused to reveal his sources. He was also threatened with arrest if he did not obey the police summons to present himself for questioning. Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says News to go further Follow the news on Europe – Central Asialast_img read more

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