The ninth weekly anti-government protests in Serbia’s capital of Belgrade kicked off around 6 p.m. CET on January 26.
As mainstream media in the country have largely been ignoring the protests and the 30 opposition parties that have banded together to partially lead the on-going protests claim the Vucic administration has “control of the media,” most people looking for information about the protests have been flocking to social media to get the news.
Balkan Insight, a publication of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, a regional NGO network that focuses on news and commentary from the region, has been among the rare local media organizations covering the Belgrade protests live.
Updates are available in real-time on the organization’s official Twitter account @BalkanInsight.
According to Balkan Insight’s coverage of the January 26 protests march in Belgrade, Serbian judge Zoran Ivosevic was among the first to address the anti-govt rally, saying that President Vucic has suspended rule of law in the country and accused Vucic of interfering in the judiciary’s work.
Thousands of people have braved the snow and sub-zero temperatures for tonight’s #1od5miliona anti-govt protest in Belgrade, Serbia.
It’s the 9th such protest in 8 weeks.
— Balkan Insight (@BalkanInsight) January 26, 2019
Image source: Dec. 31, 2018, fourth week of protests in Belgrade, photo by Ljiljana Stojakovic, all rights reserved.