The Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an affiliate of the International Press Institute, condemns the series of attacks against the property of Radio-Television Prima in Bajina Basta, a town 170km south-west of Belgrade.
During the weekend of October 15-16, the studio of Radio-Television Prima was pelted with stones. Several windows of the building were broken and three tyres of their company car slit. Radio-Television Prima said that this was the third attack on the company’s vehicle in the past three months.
SEEMO is informed that TV Prima has been under increasing political and economic pressure during the past four months. In fact, local media in Serbia are continuously pressured by politicians, business leaders and religious figures, as SEEMO has reported over the past months.
"I strongly urge the police to find those who destroyed TV Prima’s property and call on the authorities, both national and local, to protect journalists and enable them to work in a free environment," said Oliver Vujovic, SEEMO Secretary General.