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Better education, key to media literacy

Author: Nemanja Stevanović Journalist of mediareform.rs   Media literacy is defined as “the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and transmit messages through the media”. However, research on media literacy in Serbia suggests that there is a false impression of the degree of this literacy, that respondents consider that the quality of the media content is […]

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Obradović: the new Media Strategy must not repeat the mistakes of the previous one

Author: Anđela Stojanović, MRCN   Regulatory Authority of Electronic Media (REM) and of public media services independence and transparency, the resolution on the status of the remaining publicly owned media, transparency and regulation of budget given to media, as well as media pluralism, were subjects discussed at the consultative meeting that BIRN, NUNS (The Independent Journalists’ […]

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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 […]