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A Firebomb Exposes East Europe’s Struggle With Media Freedom

  • A high-profile journalist under attack for his reporting
  • Serbia joins growing trend of threats against press in east EU
Aleksandar Vucic
Aleksandar VucicPhotographer: Oliver Bunic/Bloomberg
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Barefoot and in pajamas, Milan Jovanovic watched flames engulf his Belgrade house after a Molotov cocktail crashed through a window in an attack before dawn.

He and his wife survived only because she smelled the smoke. “They nearly burned us alive,” said Jovanovic, a 68-year-old investigative journalist who writes about government corruption.