Seminar: Serbia – On the Fringes of The EU But Media Censorship is in the Dark Ages
Scapegoating human rights defenders and journalists has always followed the same methodology. First the tabloids enforce smear campaigns against the organisation or individual, accusing them of being foreign agents working against the State. After a number of such articles, a public official repeats this type of allegation and confirms the previous stories from the tabloid. As a result of this, right wing organisations or individuals take matters into their own hands often posting threats, initiating harassment tactics or even physically attacking these so called “enemies of the state”.