Cover pages of today’s editions of Srpski Telegraf and Informer, as well as the article on portal alo.rs, which broadcast the statements of the arrested kidnapper of a twelve-year-old girl, cross all boundaries of professional ethics and violate the rights of the child, which can have long-term harmful consequences, especially in smaller areas where the child remains with stigma for life, warns Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic.

Publishing details of a heinous crime is not information of public interest or journalism, but an abuse of media space and a violation of the Code of Journalists of Serbia, which states that a journalist is obliged to respect “the privacy, dignity and integrity of the people he reports on, and especially to protect rights and dignity of children and victims of crime “, warns the Commissioner and appeals to the media to respect the Constitution and laws.

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