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OCCRP Condemns State-Affiliated Media Campaign Tying OCCRP Editor to Serbian Crime Gang

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is deeply concerned by a mounting assault by Serbian tabloid news outlets on our colleague, Stevan Dojčinović, who is both an OCCRP regional editor and the editor in chief of KRIK, a major Serbian news outlet focusing on crime and corruption.

podrziKRIK graffitiAfter a coordinated campaign by pro-government tabloids to spread false accusations that KRIK had ties to a murderous Serbian gang, readers responded with graffiti using the hashtag #podrziKRIK, or "support KRIK".

OCCRP Concerned by Steps that Compromise Independence of Partner Network Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Recent steps taken by the current leadership of the U.S. Agency for Global Media compromise the independence of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), a long-standing partner of OCCRP in some of the world’s most challenging environments for independent reporting. OCCRP fears a loss of credibility for RFE/RL could have dire effects for independent journalists and citizens at a historic time for truth and accountability.

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