Ana Lalić

SERBIA

IMPOSING HER TRUTH

Ana Lalić, a reporter for the Serbian news website Nova.rs, was arrested on 1 April, the same day that a law took effect making the authorities the sole legal source of information about the coronavirus in Serbia. She was arrested late in the evening and was held overnight for a story that reported complaints by medical personnel about the lack of personal protective equipment. The authorities ended up recognizing the accuracy of her story and dropped all charges against her. They also repealed the law. However, Lalić continues to be the target of a hate campaign and threats on social media.