Marko Vidojković was compelled to leave Serbia due to threats to his safety

March 16, 2023

Marko Vidojković, writer, journalist and co-author of the podcast Dobar loš zao [The Good, The Bad and the Ugly], had to leave Serbia, together with his wife, in early February over threats to his personal safety. The Serbian public subsequently learnt about this dramatic development in an interview with former Serbian president and Social Democratic Party leader Boris Tadić.

Vidojković, who has to date received more than 30 death threats, was given the recommendation to relocate for security reasons from organisation PEN International, which stated in a letter to Veran Matić, chairman of the Commission for Investigating Murders of Journalists, that “Vidojković and his family are currently in a secure location”.

“Today everyone is surprised about what’s happening, but this is a situation that’s been going on for years. The International PEN concluded that the situation we are in is so difficult that it imperils our lives, and accordingly concluded that we needed to relocate urgently,” said Vidojković speaking for national daily newspaper Danas.