Mass dismissal at Swiss group Ringier Axel Springer Serbia

на српском The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has condemned the Swiss media group Ringier Axel Springer Media AG for the mass dismissal of journalists and media employees at Serbian media outlets (Blic, Alo, 24 casa, NIN, Blic, Zena Plusand,…) operated by the group. The EFJ gave strong backing to its Serbian affiliates UNS (The Journalists’ Association of Serbia – JAS) and NUNS (the Independent Journalists’ Association of Serbia – IJAS). In a letter sent to the management of the Swiss media group, the EFJ called on the management to investigate serious claims made by media professionals about the unofficial…

The invisible hand of self-censorship in Serbia

A round-table on media freedom in Serbia discussed at the European Parliament the dramatically worsening media crisis in Serbia. Maja Vasic Nikolic representing EFJ affiliate NUNS outlined the atmosphere of impunity towards attacks on journalists in Serbia. Only for 2015 14 threats against journalists are recorded so far. “As long as the Serbian government sees media as a tool for achieving short term political goals, and not as a fourth power, not much will change”, said Nicolic and pleaded for transparency in ownership, freedom of expression and journalism in the public interest. Sletlana Mesarovic from the online news portal Pescanik referred to…

Serbia

JOURNALISTS’ ASSOCIATION OF SERBIA (JAS) – UNS Address Resavska 28 11000 Belgrade Staff President: Vladimir Radomirović – vladimir.radomirovic(at)uns(dot)rs acting Secretary General:-Dragana Bjelica  Dragana.bjelica(at)uns(dot)rs Phone +381 11 323 6337 Email press(at)uns.org(dot)rs Contact Person : Dragana Bjelica (unsinfo(at)uns.org(dot)rs) Website www.uns.org.rs     INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS’ ASSOCIATION (IJAS) – NUNS Address Resavska 28 11000 Beograd Staff President: Slaviša Lekić – predsednik(at)nuns(dot)rs Secretary General: Svetozar Rakovic –  sekretar(at)nuns(dot)rs Phone +381 11 323 6337 Email nuns(at)nuns(dot)rs Contact Person Slaviša Lekić predsednik(at)nuns(dot)rs  Website www.nuns.rs     JOURNALISTS’ UNION OF SERBIA (SINOS) Address Resavska 28 11000 Beograd Staff President: Dragana Cabarkapa; Vice President: Dejan Gligorijevic at dejan.g(at)rts(dot)rs  Phone +381 11 32 36 337 Email sinos(at)ptt(dot)rs…