SERBIA: SEEMO calls for transparency within Radio Television of Vojvodina (RTV)

SERBIA, SERBIA, 10/02/2017, 15:50

Vienna, 10 February 2017 – The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) was concerned to learn about the latest developments within the Serbian public broadcasting service of Vojvodina (RTV).

After several management board changes in 2016, the editorial and journalistic staff of the broadcaster seem to be changing once again.    

    According to the Independent Journalists’ Association of Vojvodina (NDNV), members of the ruling political party have taken over most of the positions within the media outlet, and have begun dictating new editorial policies. Allegedly, two news articles that were published on the website of RTV were later removed because they were critical of the Prime Minister.

    SEEMO is a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in South, East and Central Europe and its press freedom work is supported by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) project, as part of a grant by the European Commission.

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