Call for Serbian ministry to release commission names

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BELGRADE, 06.05.2018. – Journalists’ and media organizations have called the Serbian Ministry of Culture and Information to release the names of the members of a commission in charge of co-financing media content of public interest.

The Coalition of Journalists’ and Media Associations and Association of the Media also want to know the criteria used to select the members of the commission.

A Coalition press release called the Ministry “not to demean the project co-financing process through preferential treatment of organizations which are not representative of the media and journalism and warned of cases of bias in local competitions for funds which were given to phantom media that produced no content.

The Coalition was formed by several media and journalist organizations – the Serbian Journalists Association(UNS), Independent Journalists’ Association of Serbia (NUNS), Lokal pres, Anem and Independent Society of Journalists of Vojvodina (NDNV).

N1/Beta, Belgrade, 06/05/2018