Yugoslavia

2001

Alerts   |   Yugoslavia

Milosovic-era laws

New York, November 27, 2001—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about an ongoing government investigation of two independent Belgrade publications, the weekly magazine Reporter and the daily Blic.

The police investigators invoked two Milosovic-era laws.
November 28, 2001 12:00 PM ET

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Journalists attacked by angry Milosevic supporters in Belgrade

New York, June 29, 2001 --- Enraged supporters of former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic attacked several journalists at a rally in central Belgrade on Thursday evening, June 28, local and international press reported.

The demonstrators attacked the journalists because they were angry at local media coverage of Milosevic's extradition to the international war crimes tribunal in The Hague.

"The Serbian government must promptly investigate and prosecute the individuals responsible for these incidents, and also ensure that police officers are more responsive to the physical safety of journalists in the future," said CPJ executive director Ann Cooper.
June 29, 2001 12:00 PM ET

Alerts   |   Yugoslavia

Journalist killed in brutal assault

New York, June 11, 2001 --- Milan Pantic, a reporter for the Belgrade daily Vecernje Novosti, was killed this morning before 8 a.m. local time as he was entering his apartment building in the central Serbian town of Jagodina, according to CPJ sources and local news reports.

Pantic had gone to fetch a loaf of bread. As he entered the front door of the apartment building, attackers grabbed him from behind, broke his neck, and then struck him several times in the head with a sharp object as he lay face down on the ground, Vecernje Novosti told CPJ. An eyewitness saw two attackers-both aged 20 to 30 and wearing masks and black shirts-running away from the scene, Vecernje Novosti sources said.
June 11, 2001 12:00 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Yugoslavia

Board member Kati Marton meets with Belgrade journalists and officials

Belgrade, May 8, 2001 ­ In response to new challenges faced by the independent media in post-Milosevic Serbia, Kati Marton, a board member of the U.S.-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), met for two days of consultations with journalists and government officials in Belgrade.

"We are very happy that there is a new atmosphere of increased freedom for independent journalists in Serbia, and that important progress has been made by the new government," said Marton. "Our concern now is how the media can stay independent. This is a key time for the government to make a clear break with the past and help create such conditions, as well as for the media to play a more assertive role in the country's long delayed
May 8, 2001 12:00 PM ET

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Reports   |   China, Colombia, Cuba, Georgia, Iran, Liberia, Malaysia, Peru, Russia, Tunisia, Ukraine, Yugoslavia, Zimbabwe

Enemies of the Press 2001

CPJ Names 10 Enemies of the Press on World Press Freedom Day
May 3, 2001 12:00 AM ET

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Journalist killed on Kosovo-Macedonia BorderCPJ Calls For Investigation Into Source Of Attacks

New York, March 29, 2001 --- CPJ deplores the death of a British journalist this morning in the Kosovo village of Krivenik, near the Macedonian border.

Kerem Lawton, 30, a British national and producer for Associated Press Television News, died from shrapnel wounds sustained when a shell struck his car. At least two other civilians are feared dead in the attack, and at least ten others were injured.
March 29, 2001 12:00 PM ET

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Attacks on the Press   |   Angola, Azerbaijan, Colombia, Kosovo, Peru, Russia, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Ukraine, Yugoslavia

Attacks on the Press 2000: Introduction

By Ann Cooper

IN THE COMMUNITY OF JOURNALISTS WHO HAVE CHRONICLED the past decade's worst wars, the news last May was devastating. Two of the world's most dedicated war correspondents, Kurt Schork of Reuters and Miguel Gil Moreno de Mora of The Associated Press, were killed in a rebel ambush in Sierra Leone, a country where civil strife has claimed the lives of 15 local journalists and foreign correspondents since 1997. The haunting image on the cover of this book is Gil Moreno, whose camera took television viewers into the bloody heart of late 20th century conflict.
March 19, 2001 12:10 PM ET

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Attacks on the Press 2000: Yugoslavia

PROSPECTS FOR PRESS FREEDOM IN YUGOSLAVIA BRIGHTENED when President Slobodan Milosevic finally accepted election results and resigned on October 6. The elected dictator's all-out war on the independent media was a thing of the past, but official habits of intimidating the press did not disappear, and the difficulty of reforming Serbia's state-run media became evident. In the Republic of Montenegro, threats to independent journalists subsided significantly. The threat remained intense in the embattled province of Kosovo, still under international control as this volume went to press.
March 19, 2001 12:00 PM ET

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