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Report on Media and Information Literacy Week (2017)

Source: Media and Reform Centar NIS   Within UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week, which is being celebrated from October 25 to November 1, Media and Reform Center Niš, with partners from the local community, organized Media and Information Literacy Week in Niš – a series of events with a goal of actualizing media […]

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Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists leads to more attacks

More than 250 attacks, threats and pressures against journalists have been reported during the last 5 years in Serbia. Because most of the court proceedings are still pending, the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists in Nis was marked in front of the Court Building. Fliers with information about unexplained attacks and the increasing number […]

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A worrying state of media in the Western Balkans

The Directorate of the European Commission for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) is concerned about the non-transparent, partocratic and corrupt co-financing of media content in Serbia.   Source: NUNS 12.10.2017.   European parliamentarians, representatives of the European Commission and other institutions in Brussels, expressed concern at the beginning of this week over the growing […]

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The fight for media freedom in Serbia continues

The Media Freedom Group is organizing a gathering of journalists, media, civil society organizations and citizens ready to fight for media freedom in Serbia on Thursday, October 5, at 20:00 in Dorćol Platz in Belgrade. During the event, the participants will sign The Freedom of the Media Declaration – a joint document that will contain […]

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How Serbian media looked today: Together against media darkness

More than 150 media and civil society organizations and numerous individuals unanimously pointed out the existence of media darkness and the suppression of media freedom in Serbia, today at noon by a collective action. With the message “Stop Media Darkness!”, the media, portals, organizations, as well as citizens, made theirs screens and profiles on social […]

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”The potential of young journalists in Serbia is underutilized”

Author: Marta Savic, MRCN   Are Serbian media available to young journalists? Do media owners and editors in the West use their potential more than Serbian media? How to fight censorship? We discussed these dilemmas with the journalist and coordinator of the Deutsche Welle Academy in Serbia, Klaus Dahmann. According to him, media workers in […]

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Politics of sexism: Forensic psychiatrist and good housewives

Author: Tatjana Djukic, MRCN   (*In the last three months, the daily Politics has published three articles of the phantom authors. In the section Views, which publishes personal opinions and analyses, fictional authors have appeared with some disputable articles. The last one was the phantom commentary of a certain forensic psychiatrist, a court expert for […]

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Informer’s Journalist Association for the Protection of President Vučić – the culmination of hypocrisy

Author: Ivan Protic Paradoxes are common for the Serbian media scene, which has been devastated by all authorities, but mostly by the half-century ruling of Aleksander Vučić. However, the announcement made by the owner of the tabloid Informer, Dragan J. Vučićević, that he will form a journalist association, as the existing ones are “para politic”, is the culmination […]

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Women in journalism, a favorite target of Serbian politicians

A widespread opinion among the local powerful people, especially politicians, implies that journalists are less worthy citizens, in relation to whom everything is permitted. Especially female journalists suffer bad treatment, as they are often the target of sexist attacks and suggestions. These days, even Saša Janković, the presidential candidate and politician of civic orientation, joined  the […]