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23. 04. 2015

NUNS, SINOS: Tragic warning to all journalists

23.4.2015. (Tanjug) - BELGRADE - The Independent Association of Journalists of Serbia (NUNS) and the Journalists Union of Serbia (SINOS) have expressed their dissatisfaction over the failure to shed light on all aspects of the killing of 16 Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) media professionals and punish those who ordered it, and warned that, 16 years on, the murder remains an echoing, tragic warning that journalists become targets in wartime conflicts.

"The authorities have the duty of bringing to justice all those who are responsible for the fact that our colleagues had not been evacuated from the television building on time," NUNS said in a statement issued on the 16th anniversary of the killing of the 16 media workers in the NATO bombing of the RTS.

The public should find out whether the Serbian military and civilian authorities had been warned of the danger of the RTS building being bombed and, if they had, why they did not take appropriate measures, NUNS said.

"Such a request in no way exonerates those who ordered and carried out the bombing itself. Military attacks on media cannot in any case be legitimate," NUNS said.

Those who ordered the crime are unpunished and only Dragoljub Milanovic, the then RTS director, has served 10 years in prison for having failed to evacuate the news desk and protect the employees, SINOS noted

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