“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.
All the contents on the Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso website are distributed with a Creative Commons licence when not indicated otherwise. If you want to publish this article again on your blog or website you can do so using the the wording "this article was originally published on Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso", including a direct active link to the original article page and indicating the author's name. An email to the following address informing the editors that the article has been republished is welcome: email@example.com