Warnings

Commissioner on incidents

The Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, Brankica Janković, strongly condemns the behavior of Red Star fans at the handball match with Novi Pazar. Such exclamations and banners encourage discrimination on the basis of nationality and religion, and cause fear and a hostile environment, which is prohibited by law. Serbia is the state of all…

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Commissioner’s reaction to the insults on grounds of nationality

Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, Brankica Janković, condemns the insulting comments made by the director of JP Stara Planina, Goran Karadžić, against Neim Leo Beširi on TV Pink. The law prohibits any expression of discriminatory attitudes on grounds of any actual or presumed protected characteristics, including the nationality or ethnic origin, the Commissioner said….

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WARNING REGARDING THE INSULTING OF DOCTOR PREDRAG KON

Linking anyone’s actual or presumed nationality or ethnic origin to the profession they practice and professional opinions, as in the case of Vladimir Gajic’s comments at the expense of Dr. Predrag Kon, is inadmissible, offensive and harmful, at least, said Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic. Professional competencies cannot be placed in the context…

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Condemnation of a discriminatory post about the elderly

After several citizens addressed Commissioner for Protection of Equality because of the post “When the apartment smells of old age” published on the portal zena.blic.rs, the Commissioner Brankica Jankovic condemns this discriminatory way of portraying the older persons and warns that this article rudely belittles the elderly and insults their dignity. This article problematizes hygiene,…

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Commissioner’s reaction to posters with a swastika and anti-semitic paroles in Belgrade

Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, Brankica Jankovic, strongly condemned the posting of posters with a swastika and anti-semitic content in 27 March Street in Belgrade, stating that such actions are not in accordance with our laws and standards of conduct and do not reflect the general climate in society. Commissioner said that our people…

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Public warning due to inappropriate advertising for domestic products

Commissioner for Protection of Equality, Brankica Jankovic, points out that the advertising campaign of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce that promotes domestic products is offensive and sexist. Once again, the “originality and creativity” in commercials reduce women to an object that can in no way be associated with the products advertised, but are instead insulting…

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Impermissible insults from Dusan Savic to LGBT population

Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, Brankica Jankovic, condemns the inadmissible speech of the former football player Dusan Savic, who insulted the LGBT population during his guest appearance on TV Happy. Commenting on the future Law on Same-Sex Partnerships, Savic expressed discriminatory views through additional encouragement of intolerance towards this social group. It is allowed…

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Warning on Misa Vacic insulting Ministers

Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, Brankica Jankovic, strongly condemns the rhetoric and behavior of the President of the Serbian Right, Misa Vacic, who insulted Ministers Darija Kisic Tepavcevic and Gordana Comic in an extremely inadmissible, discriminatory and disparaging way, when visiting agricultural farms in Pirot county villages. Vacic’s appearance and public promotion of such…

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Warning for the public on unacceptable content on TV Happy

Recent TV Happy show in which astrologists, numerologists and graphologists were interpreting natal charts and destiny numbers of Milena Radulovic and Miroslav Aleksic, in relation to the recently reported case of sexual violence, is an unacceptable humiliation and ridiculing of the woman who reported the violence, as well as mockery of this topic, warns Commissioner…

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Commissioner reacted to NIN cartoon

Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic points out that the cartoon in today’s issue of NIN weekly magazine is inappropriate and insulting in many ways, in context of long-standing sexual violence in on of youth acting schools in Belgrade. Rape, sexual harassment and all other criminal acts against sexual freedom, recognized by criminal justice…

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