In Serbia journalists have been under unrelenting pressure, having to deal with direct threats of violence on a regular basis. They are being intimidated in each and every way, in attempts to stop them from finding the truth and pressing the most important social issues. Journalists are being killed and the murders remain unresolved for 20 years. While journalists live in fear, murderers lead normal, everyday lives.
The idea was to break the silence by making people feel what journalists searching for the truth are experiencing daily. At the beginning of 2014, we threatened the whole country by inserting an anonymous letter into 70,000 copies of the most popular Serbian daily newspaper Blic. At the same time, a video message tied to investigative journalism threats was posted on news websites.
The Chronicles of Threats campaign had a dramatic impact through and urged the authorities to reopen the investigations into the deaths of Serbia’s most prominent journalists from the 1990s. As a result, a 15-year-old murder case was resolved.