Serbia: Pro-government tabloid smears investigative journalist

The pro-government tabloid Informer smeared Slobodan Georgiev, a journalist for Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), Balkan Insight reported. The daily tabloid published an article stating that Georgiev was one of many journalists who are “paid by the European Union to create chaos in Serbia”. That same evening, Informer’s editor-in-chief, Dragan Vucicevic, repeated the contents of the article on national TV-channel TV Pink. Georgiev had been the subject of a smear campaign by Informer for more than a year. He was called a traitor and a foreign spy.

via mappingmediafreedom: Serbia: Pro-government tabloid smears investigative journalist

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