Treatment of Victims: A Test for All
A media conference marking the European Day for Victims of Crime, organized by the OSCE Mission to Serbia and supported by the European Union, will take place in Belgrade tomorrow.
The conference, Treatment of Victims: A Test for All aims to highlight the importance of knowing victims’ rights and the role of the media in sensitizing the public. The recent media coverage of the kidnapping of a minor from Niš proved to be a striking example of the media’s adverse role in preventing secondary victimization of the victim and her family.
The conference will also be an opportunity to present the efforts made by the OSCE Mission and the Ministry of Justice to raise standards in respecting victims’ rights and to establish a national network of support services for victims and witnesses of crime. These activities are part of the three-year long project: Support for Victims and Witnesses of Crime in Serbia, implemented by the OSCE Mission to Serbia and funded by the European Union.
Panellists at the conference will include Tamara Skrozza, journalist and member of the Press Council’s Press Complaints Commission, Biljana Slavković, psychotherapist, and Milica Kolaković Bojović, expert for drafting of the National Strategy on Crime Victims’ Rights and the Action Plan for its implementation.
Journalists are invited to attend the conference at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, 21 February, at the Media Centre, address: Terazije 3, Belgrade.