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Serbia
CHAUVINISTS INVITE TO BOYCOTT RTV B92
25.03.2005: SAFAX
On Wednesday, graffiti and posters of anti-Semite and chauvinist contents appeared in several locations in Belgrade, reported newspaper Danas. All over the town centre, there were posters by the so-far unknown organisation, calling itself National Line, which invites to the boycott of RTV B92 due to their alleged “anti-Serb activities”.

In addition, the anti-Semite graffiti also appeared on the Rex Cinema building and on the wall of Jewish cemetery in Belgrade. The chauvinist graffiti also appeared on the entrance doors of non-governmental organisations Human Rights Fund and Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia, while the President of the Committee was called a “Jewish pawn and a humble servant of Jewish world order”.

The “National Line” also accused B92 for its support to “spreading of drug abuse and homosexuality” and other “ailments of the West”. The citizens are invited to boycott this popular station due to its support to a “multi-race world order”. The declaration of the National Line ended with words: “Serbia to Serbs”.

Aca Singer, the President of the Associations of Jewish Communities of Serbia and Montenegro, believes that the synchronised appearance of these graffiti in various places two days ago is by no means coincidental. A number of parties and non-governmental organisations requested urgent investigation about these posters.

The anti-Semite messages and the messages against B92 were also condemned by the President of Serbia Boris Tadiæ, Serbian Government and some political parties. “Such a type of labelling and indirect lynching-calls present a part of political folklore, which was believed to have disappeared form public scene”, Said Tadiæ, who invited relevant bodies to react.

RTV B92 is one of the most popular media with nation-wide coverage. During the rule of Slobodan Miloševiæ, this Radio was markedly opposition-minded.

So far, the anti-Semitists contents were rare in Serbia. The animosity was mainly directed against Muslim-Bosniaks, Croats and Albanians.
 
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