November 30, 2020


The entrance to a Novi Sad building where Dinko Gruhonjić, the editor of research and analytical portal VOICE, lives with his two children has been sprayed with graffiti calling the editor an Ustasha [Croatian WWII fascist] and saying that Novi Sad is not his city and Serbia isn’t his country, alongside Nazi symbols.

“This is yet another in a long tradition of threats, but a man can never get used to it,” said Gruhonjić, who reported the case to the police and provided a statement.

The graffiti was painted over the next day by Novi Sad-based journalists, activists, politicians and citizens who gathered in support of the journalist.

Apart from domestic journalists’ associations, organisations Reporters Without Borders and the Committee for the Protection of Journalists also responded to the threats.