In the Face of Censorship

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In days when, due to the negligence, incompetence and irresponsibility of the government, brave and humane citizens are taking over the functions of the state and helping the afflicted in flooded and flood-threatened regions, the government is wasting time and energy violating the right to freedom of expression by attacking and shutting down websites, calling on them to assume responsibility.

In just a few days, the blog “Druga strana” (Other side) and portal Teleprompter were temporarily disabled, and Dragan Todorović’s entire blog post on Blic was deleted after he republished a text listing the reasons why Aleksandar Vučić should resign. We have little reason to doubt that similar instances of censorship won’t happen again.

With no strong parliamentary opposition, and just a few print and electronic media outlets providing any critical coverage of the regime, the government of Aleksandar Vučić and his aides is attacking thoughtful, evaluative engagement on the Internet, and stifling freedom of expression. Faced with inconvenient questions and facts, the government is resorting to force — proving they lack the arguments necessary to defend their actions.

We demand that the government immediately cease its attacks on freedom of expression, stop interfering with the publishing practices of critical websites and pages, and to begin answering questions rightfully posed by the public.

We demand that the government respect all other rights and liberties, as well as rule of the law.

We demand that the names of those killed in the floods be published immediately.

We demand transparent management of the money donated to the government.

We demand that all representatives of the government, regardless of their position, assume full moral and legal responsibility for each life lost that could have been saved had the official response not been negligent, incompetent and irresponsible, and also accept liability for the property destroyed that could have been protected had they reacted in an adequate manner.

We demand the end of censorship, and the beginning of responsibility.

Blogs and websites:

Akuzativ

Aleksandar Sekulić – 2389

Aleksandar Šurbatović

Alжirska pisma

Ana Milanović

Angelina Radulović – Piskaralo

Anita Mitić

Biljana – Samokazem

Bob Lebowski (Slobodan Vladuša)

Boban Stojanović

Bozóki Antal

Bozóki Antal (hon)lapja

Ch3d4 (Vojislav Bajakić)

Constrictoria Boa

CRZ Blog

cult – B92 blog

Danubius forum

Dario Hajrić – Sistem i lom

Dejan Pešić

DJ Ivica

Dokona popadija

Dopisi iz Diznilenda

Đorđe Bojović

Džunglica

Edis Đerlek

Euterpaspeaks

FCBK

Ivana Ćirković – Organ Vlasti

Ivy Jbte

Iz glave radio

Izvan kuhinje

Jelica Rogić

Just Bloggin’

Kriza identiteta

Leksikon YU mitologije

Liceulice

Logaritam

Loose Ends in Economics

Luka Božović

Mahlat

Marko Marjanović – Pošteno mu sudite pa da ga streljamo

Mesec, suncokret i ostale priče

Milica Čalija – blog

Milja Lukić

Miloš Đajić

Miloš Sečujski – B92 blog

Mojporrtal.org

Mr Black

Ne verujem u muk istine

Nebojša Knežević – yzmaya

Negoslava’s Blog

Nemam ime, imam komentar

Nenad Duda Petrović

Nešto sasvim neizvesno

Nikola Ćupas – blog

Nikola Kolja Krstić

Novi Sad 2020

Novinarizmi

Novosadsko ubrojčavanje

Od svega po malo

Osmi dan

Ostavite Teslu na miru

Pagankawebshtizza

Panonska revija ludosti

Parunova reč

Pavle Ćosić

Pavle Mihajlović – Tržišno rešenje

Pećko pivo

Peščanik

Politiks tejps

Popovsko Dokonisanje

Prešlicavanje

Pressburger Csaba

Pressburger Csaba

RainDog po treći put među blogerima

Random Code and Beauty of Organic Entities

Raša Karapandža

Sajber Vanderlast

Sandra Simonović

Sara Radojković

Savesna

Spookyludila

Staša Koprivica – 100 lisica

Strahinja Krstić

Troblog

Urošević Ladislav – koordinator Ubuntu zajednice Srbije i FLOSS aktivista

Vazda nešto

Veličković::Blog

Velimir Mladenović – B92 blog

Vladan Slavković – Kraljevo online

VladanBa’s Blog

Vladimir Greblaher – Zovitemeishmael

Vladimir Milutinović – Dvogled

Whatever… Nevermind

While Sleepwalking…

Žarka Radoja – Kontrapress

Žarko Ptiček

Žene sa Interneta

Organizations and movements:

Beograđani protiv prohibicije

Centar za praktičnu politiku

Centrar za marginu

Fondacija Dokukino

Građanske inicijative

Kuća ljudskih prava i demokratije

Mreža za političku odgovornost

Share Fondacija / Share Defense

Udruženi građani za Srbiju (#Udruzeni)

Citizens:

Admir Smajović

Aleksandar Atanasijević

Aleksandar Jovičić

Aleksandar Kezić

Aleksandar Kokotović

Aleksandar Lučić

Aleksandar Stanojković

Aleksandar Živadinović Ćupas

Aleksandra Anokić

Aleksandra Đerić

Aleksandra Jensen

Aleksandra Sokolović

Aleksandra Tomić

Ana Bellotti

Ana Čiča

Ana Kerečki

Ana Manić

Ana Marković

Ana Petrović

Anđela Milivojević

Anica Spasić

Biljana Kovačević

Biljana Kukić

Biljana Marinković

Biljana Mladenović

Biljana Stepanov

Bojan Cvejić

Bojan Radović

Bojana Jevtović

Bojana Miković

Bojana Selaković

Boris Bašić

Boris Lučić

Boris Sijerković

Boško Hadžić

Branislava Nestorov

Branka Dobrić

Dalibor Stojičić

Dana Selaković

Danica Nikolić

Danijel Milošević

Danijela Pejatović

Danijela Rafailović

Danijela Ranković

Danijela Tasić

Darko Vlahović

Dejan Košanin

Dejana Stevkovski

Denis Lazetić

Dijana Hinić

Dimitrije Petković

Đorđe Mančev

Đorđe Trikoš

Dragan Popović

Dragana Kostadinović

Dragana Pećo

Dragana Zlatičanin

Dražen Zacero

Dubravka Nikolić

Dubravka Velat

Dunja Lazić

Đurđa Đukić

Dušica Petrović

Duško Jerkov

Dževid Sadović

Edita Miftari

Emina Kovačević

Filip Perić

Fismir Jahiu

Goran Zarić

Gordana Šajinović

Irina Zahar Hinrichs

Iva Jović

Ivan Lukić

Ivan Popović

Ivan Stanojević

Ivan Stevanović

Ivan Tot

Ivan Vlajić

Ivana Jakovljev

Ivana Mirčetić

Jasmina Lazić

Jasmina Milojević

Jasmina Radovanović

Jelena Jovanović

Jelena Kandić

Jelena Milojković

Jelena Paligorić

Jelena Petrović

Jelena Radanović

Jelena Simić

Jelena Stević

Jelena Tot

Jelisaveta Manojlović

Jelisaveta Mikulić

Jovana Gligorijević

Jovana Jakovljević

Jovana Kolarić

Jovana Pavlović

Jovana Polić

Jovana Prusina

Jovana Radovanović

Jovana Sikimić

Jovana Tripunović

Jovana Vujičić

Jovana Vukić

Katarina Tadić

Ksenija Stojanović

Lav Kozakijević

Lazar Marjanović

Lazar Milovanović

Leopold Rollinger

Ljiljana Bukvić

Ljubica Turudić

Ljubomir Medaković

Luka Rajić

Maja Mićić

Maja Stojanović

Maja Vasić-Nikolić

Maja Vrtarić

Marija Avramović

Marija Đelić

Marija Janković

Marija Maša Bojičić

Marija Milosavljević

Marija Penezić

Marija Radovanović

Marija Stanojčić

Marija Vukosavljević

Marijana Toma

Marina Andromarta Bogojević

Marina Ristanović

Marina Stamenković

Marina Ugrinić

Marko Bogunović

Marko Mitrović

Marko Vidojković

Mašan Minić

Mikaela Smičković

Milan Cvijić

Milan Đukić

Milana Ninković

Milanče Milosavljević

Milena Dragićević

Milica Jovanović

Milica Stojanović

Miljenko Dereta

Milomir Sekulić

Miloranka Ilić

Miloš Avramović

Miloš Dašić

Miloš Janković

Miloš MIhajlović

Miloš Nikolić

Miloš S. Nikolić

Mina Ilić

Mirjana Drašković-Ivica

Mirjana Miočinović

Mirko Rudić

Miroslava Marjanović

Mladen Manojlović

Momir Pejatović

Nada Likar

Natalija Marjanović

Nataša Agbaba

Nataša Mijatović

Nataša Nikolić

Nataša Robulović

Nebojša G. Mirković

Nenad Nikolić

Nenad Vukadinović

Nikola Adžić

Nikola Ristić

Nikola Tomić

Nina Savić

Ognjen Đerić

Olga Gligorović

Peđa Mitrović

Petar Tančić

Radina Vučetić

Radmilo Marković

Rajma Isljami

Ratko Femić

Robert Čoban

Sandra Popović

Sanja Jović

Sanja Zrnić

Sara Dereta

Saška Karamarković

Selma Lazović

Slavica Slatinac

Slavica Stojanović

Slobodan Joksimović

Slobodan Srdić

Snežana Čongradin

Snežana Marković

Sofija Mandić

Sofija Marjanović

Srđan Dinčić

Stefan Aleksić

Stefan Ćorić

Stefan Jovanović

Stefan Šparavalo

Stevan Đekić

Stevan Ristić

Tatjana Radunović

Teodora Tomić

Uroš Jovanović

Vanesa Nikolić

Veljko Radunović

Veselin Nasufović

Vesna Đukanović

Vesna Mićanović

Vesna Miletić

Vesna Pešić

Vesna Vasiljević

Višnja Filipović

Vladimir Marović

Vladimir Stojanović

Vukan Simonović

Vukašin Obradović

Žarko Canić

Žarko Ogrizović

Zdravko Janković

Željka Pantelić

Zoran B. Nikolić

Zorica Filipović

Zorica Šćepanović

 

This post originally appeared on Vladan’s website. He generously gave us permission to publish it here. 

Vladan Đukanović is Belgrade-based student from Bosnia and Herzegovina interested in social and political topics. His special interest is changing society towards greener, more sustainable ways of functioning.