State Orchestrated Civil Society a Threat To Independent Groups in Serbia 

Code of Practice against Disinformation by European Commission 
June 1, 2019
ECNL Briefer on Monitoring Public Assemblies 
June 1, 2019

As previously covered in the CIVICUS Monitor, concerns have been rising over a perceived increase in state affiliated civil society in Serbia. Most worryingly, these groups have been shown to play a role in smearing and harassing independent civil society groups that are critical of the government.  On the other hand, other civil society groups close to the security sector have worked to promote nationalistic and right-wing sentiments. Media freedom has also been a recurrent issue, with media’s editorial independence being increasingly undermined by financial pressures. Find out more here

 Source: Civicus Monitor  

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