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Blagojević: Small penalties for threats against journalists and censorship are the most dangerous

Author: Milena Milosevic   This year, the Media Freedom Index places Serbia as 66th, from 180 ranked countries, representing a decrease of 7 spots, compared to 2016. Reporters Without Borders, which annually publishes this index, says media freedom  has never been more vulnerable. “Media outlets in Serbia work under severe financial burden and pressure from editors, and those critically […]

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Journalism in Serbia – a deeply precarious job

Author: Tatjana Djukic   The phenomenon of increasing precariousness of journalists, primarily insecurity and uncertainty in the field of labor, as well as problems that the media workers face every day in the south of Serbia were the subject of a working meeting in Media and Reform Center Nis. This was one in a series […]

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Journalists – without censorship and manipulation!

Author: Tatjana Djukic   The Coalition of journalists’ and media associations demands of journalists and the media, especially public service media to report professionally on the post-election protests. It reminds of the obligation of journalists to “accurately, objectively, comprehensively and timely report on events of public interest, respecting the public’s right to know the truth” […]

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Ethical principles forgotten because of the profit

Author: Tatjana Djukic (MRCN)   Outrageous, unprecedented, spectacular and you-won’t-believe news, are part of everyday headlines in Serbia, which report about the monsters, liars, criminals, and with plenty of grisly details and testimony of anonymous, reliable, sources. Rules that other side needs to be heard, privacy of the persons in question should be respected, and […]

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Media literacy through media education

Author: Andjela Stojanovic (MRCN)   There is more than 50 percent of functionally illiterate people in Serbia, said professor of the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade Veselin Kljajic on the debate of media literacy. Therefore, it is not surprising that people in Serbia continue to struggle with the acceptance of new media and with […]

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Media Freedom in Serbia – value that disappears

Author: Ivan Protic, Media & Reform Centar Niš   Media freedom in Serbia is like a hot potato for some politicians. On the one hand, it is a good democratic legitimacy in front of the outside world, but, on the other, in the underdeveloped democratic consciousness of politicians, it is a danger for the country and nation, […]

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Pre-election media games

Media & Reform Centar Niš   Public media in Serbia is not very original. The patterns that shape international media environment are the same in our country. Local tabloids are neither better, nor worse than their equivalents in Western Europe, but have a greater impact on less educated publics. More than often, “serious” media find […]

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Serbian media in 2016 – from bad to worse

(by Ivan Protic, former editor of B92 info)   At the end of 2016, Serbian media  seemed like dazed boxers. Shots were coming from all sides – attacks, threats and pressures, arrogant and hostile attitudes to each critical uttered sentence, the deteriorating economic situation, the machinations regarding the co-financing of media content, bad results of latest media privatizations. […]