Ex-president cancels news conference unhappy with attendance

Opposition SDS leader Boris Tadic has canceled a press conference due to a lack of interest by reporters.

Source: Tanjug
(Tanjug, file)
(Tanjug, file)

The former Serbian president canceled the news conference shortly before it was to start, also because no cameras were present.

In the end, two reporters showed up, but Tadic did not. SDS spokesman Konstantin Samofalov said that Tadic canceled his address "considering that no reporters came, except for two representatives of two agencies, without cameras."

According to Samofalov, it is "incredible" that a day after photographs were published showing "citizens and journalists being dragged like sheep in Belgrade's streets during Vucic's inauguration (swearing-in), no reporters showed up for a news conference called by a parliamentary opposition party."

The media in this way "implicitly supported the current authorities' actions," he asserted.

Samofalov also revealed that the topic of the news conference was to be "the violence being carried out by Vucic's authorities."


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