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29. 04. 2016







On 28 April 2016 Coalition of journalists and media associations (UNS, NUNS, NDNV, Local Press and ANEM) held in Belgrade its fourth public debate on the implementation of the rules on co-financing media content of public interest. The event was organized to publicly present "Report on the project-based co-financing of media content of public interest in Serbia", which refers to the period 1 April 2015 - 1 April 2016. The Report is the result of one-year lasting monitoring of this process, the Coalition in this period implemented with the support from the British and the Australian embassies in Belgrade, within the project "To be or not to be for media reform in Serbia - monitoring of the project co-financing of the media".

Coalition has monitored daily the law enforcement in this area, following the competition procedures at all levels, it reacted to observed irregularities with its suggestions for their elimination, while in cases of drastic violations of the law with public statements and official letters, but it is also directly participated in the process, nominating independent media professionals for members of evaluation commissions, where the competitions were in accordance with the legislation.

At the event  the concrete results of the process of co-financing of projects of public interest in the mentioned period was discussed, as well as the experiences of Coalition gained in the process, examples of good and bad practice, shortcomings in the practice and legislation governing this issue, and what needs to be done to eliminate them.

The report was presented by: Petar Jeremic, President of Managing Board of UNS, Svetozar Rakovic, General Secretary of NUNS, Nedim Sejdinović, President of Managing Board of NDNV Snežana Milošević, General Secretary of Local Press and Milorad Tadić, ANEM's president.

You can find the report on the event here.

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