The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is calling for an investigation into threats that were allegedly made over social media against journalist Dusan Vojvodic, who works for public broadcaster RTS.

A local political activist in East Serbia recently made comments using his private Facebook page that referenced a lawsuit the journalist brought against him, saying that another “Crystal night” would occur the day after his party won local elections. The alleged threats have been understood as referring to potential violence directed against Vojvodic and others.

“Crystal night” was a pogrom by Nazis in Germany against Jewish businesses and properties, with a mass smashing of windows and burning of synagogues that started on November 9th 1938.

We all know what happened during the Crystal Night in November 1938, so using it in such a comment is both unacceptable and in bad taste. Additionally, it should be investigated whether the elements of a threat were present in this incident


SEEMO Secretary General Oliver Vujovic said.

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