Lawyer: Prime Minister, Ministers Mock Constitution | Beta Briefing

Lawyer: Prime Minister, Ministers Mock Constitution

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News / Politics | 03.11.21 | access_time 15:39

Rodoljub Sabic (Beta/Milan Obradovic)

A former commissioner for public information and personal data protection, the lawyer Rodoljub Sabic, said on Nov. 3 that the prime minister and members of the Government of Serbia, the way they had been communicating with the media and public, were "literary mocking" the constitutional rights to information, freedom of the media and personal data protection.

Sabic said to BETA that in their public reckonings with the media they didn't like, or political opponents, Prime Minister Brnabic and her ministers allowed themselves too many actions that would be hard to imagine in a proper state. The lawyer underlined that Article 51 of the Constitution guaranteed the right to full and timely information on matters of public importance, as well as the duty of the media to respect that right.

"The prime minister's refusal to answer directly a question related to public scandals, accusing the media instead and insinuating that a media outlet was fabricating them, is absolutely impossible to align with the rights guaranteed by the Constitution," Sabic said.

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