Serbia's media stage blackout over pressure on free press


September 29, 2017

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's embattled independent media staged a blackout Thursday to warn against what they say is Serbian leader Aleksandar Vucic's muzzling of the press by intimidation, threats and financial pressure.

Dozens of Serbian media outlets and non-government organizations darkened their web pages for one hour at noon, with a white inscription warning: "This is what it looks like when there is no free press!" Some newspapers appeared on newsstands with a black ribbon printed on their front pages as part of the protest dubbed "STOP media darkness in Serbia."

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