Research report “Protection of freedom of speech in the judicial system of Serbia” published in English

March 31, 2021

Only one in every ten reported case of threats and attacks against journalists culminates with a final court verdict in Serbia, according to research conducted jointly by the Slavko Ćuruvija Foundation and the Centre for Judicial Research (CEPRIS).

At the same time, media disputes related to cases of hate speech, the protection of minors, ensuring the dignity of victims of violence and protecting character and reputation last an average of around two years, despite the urgent status of such cases envisaged by the Law on Public Information and Media. The excessive length of these proceedings makes it impossible to protect plaintiffs or defendants.

The research report is now available in English in its entirety (LINK)