Verica Marinčić (Photo: M. Risovic)

Prosecution lacks understanding for threats against female journalists

September 17, 2020

The First Basic Public Prosecutor’s Office in Belgrade has rejected criminal charges filed by investigative journalism portal KRIK and journalist Bojana Pavlović against unknown men who snatched Pavlović’s phone after she took photographs of Danilo Vučić, the son of Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić, in the company of Aleksandar Vidojević, who has been identified by police as a member of one of the largest criminal gangs in the Balkans.

The Higher Public Prosecutor’s Office in Sremska Mitrovica has rejected the objection of Verica Marinčić, a journalist of local Inđija-based portal Inđija kafe, to the decision of the Basic Public Prosecutor’s Office in Stara Pazova rejecting the criminal charges she filed against an individual who intimidated and stalked her over a long period. “I can no longer report all cases of intimidation while I see how they make a fool of the victim,” said Marinčić speaking to Cenzolovka.