GIJN Statement: Attacks on Dojčinović and KRIK Must End

By GIJN Staff

March 18, 2016

The Global Investigative Journalism Network, an association of 128 organizations in 58 countries, deplores recent attacks on the character and work of Stevan Dojčinović and the KRIK investigative reporting center in Serbia. The investigative journalism of Mr. Dojčinović and his colleagues is internationally respected and has won numerous awards, including the Global Shining Light Award, the highest recognition bestowed by our Network.

We call upon the government of Serbia to take all measures to protect the security of Mr. Dojčinović and his staff, and to respect their freedom to conduct independent journalism. Our members worldwide will be monitoring the situation closely.

For krik_logo2background on the case, see Balkan Insight’s Serbian Tabloid Accused of Risking Journalist’s Life and KRIK’s own Serbia’s Tabloid Attack Dog Serves Powerful Masters.

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