Serbia: Journalists face smear campaigns after exposing corruption by govt. officials related to private companies

Author: Crime and Corruption Reporting Network (KRIK), Published on: 23 June 2016

"Serbian Newspaper Attacks KRIK", 19 March 2016

A Serbian tabloid has alleged that a respected journalism non-profit is attempting to overthrow the Serbian government, citing information that appears to have come from secret services, intelligence or surveillance. A number of journalism organizations have condemned the tabloid Informer for what is being viewed as a political attack on a respected online newspaper...In a Television Pink interview...the tabloid’s editor revealed in advance a story KRIK reporters were working on — that the Prime Minister has large real estate assets in Belgrade hidden under names of family members...KRIK...exposed Belgrade mayor Sinisa Mali’s alleged involvement in corrupt privatizations, an alleged past murder by Serbia’s Health Minister when he worked as a doctor for the Zemun Clan and footage of Serbia’s Foreign Minister meeting with an associate of convicted cocaine smuggler Darko Saric. 

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