25 September 2017

“Novine Vranjske”, a weekly from the town of Vranje in south Serbia, known for its professional and critical journalism, closed its doors due to financial and political pressure. In the broadcast we describe how the system of project based state funding of media in Serbia - introduced with media reforms in 2014 - is being abused, particularly on the local level, to support pro-government media and stifle critical outlets. We talked to Svetozar Raković from Nezavisno udruženje novinara Srbije and Dinko Gruhonjić from Nezavisno društvo novinara Vojvodine.

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