Media and civil society representatives, participant of the assembly of the Association of independent local media ‘Lokal pres’, jointly condemned present warmongering reporting of the certain Belgrade based media outlets.

During the meeting organized on the occasion of the twentieth working anniversary of the ‘Lokal pres’, it was pointed out that it was unacceptable to see the front pages of the present-day magazines resembling to the front pages in the nineties, covered with war like articles and hate speech. They urged the government representatives to clearly distance themselves from that reporting style, otherwise it could be mean they were supportive of that kind of editorial politics. Assembly participants drew attention of editors and journalists to the possible consequences of inappropriate reporting of their magazines, and requested from them to follow ethical and professional standards.

Members of the Association of Independent Local Media ‘Lokal pres’

Coalition for access to justice: Center for advancing legal studies, Civil Rights defenders, CHRIS – network of the human rights committees, Humanitarian Law Center, Youth Initiative for Human Rights, Independent Journalists’ Association of Vojvodina, Independent Journalist Association of Serbia and PRAXIS,

Coalition against discrimination: Center for advancing legal studies, Civil Rights defenders, Labris- organization for lesbian human rights, CHRIS – network of the human rights committees, Association of the students with disabilities, Gayten- LGBT, PRAXIS, Regional center for minorities Gayten LGBT

Independent journalist association of Serbia

Association of Independent electronic media

Independent journalists’ association of Vojvodina

Journalist Association of Serbia