Serbia

Serbia

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Under President Aleksandar Vucic, Serbia has become a country where it is unsafe to be a journalist. This is clear from the alarming number of attacks on journalists that have not been investigated, solved, or punished, and the aggressive smear campaigns that pro-government media orchestrate against investigative reporters. Serbia wants to join the European Union, but for the time being it utterly fails to meet EU press freedom standards. This is clear from the experiences of reporters working in the field. Some courageous journalists continue to cover dangerous subjects such as crime and corruption, but their stories are usually published by online media with a limited reach. Collusion between politicians and media, a high level of ownership concentration, and a lack of pluralism in the print and broadcast media are also all sources of concern.

76
in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index

Ranking

-10

66 in 2017

Global score

+1.53

28.05 in 2017

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2018
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2018
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2018
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