Serbian PM says safety of journalists a priority

NEWS 15.12.2021 22:35
Tanjug/Vlada Republike Srbije/Slobodan Miljević

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said on Wednesday that the safety of journalists is a priority for the Serbian authorities.

Speaking at a regular monthly meeting of the Working Group for the Safety and Protection of Journalists, Brnabic said that the issue will remain a priority whether the criminal code is amended or not, the government said in a press release.

The meeting discussed misdemeanor charges filed against journalists during the recent road-block protests, it added.

The press release said that Brnabic requested a report on so-called SLAPP law suits which have been filed against journalists and the media as a form of pressure.