SERBIA: SEEMO concerned by Serbian PM comments about public broadcaster RTS

Dimitrije Tucović, Trg Slavija, Beograd 11000, Serbia, SERBIA, 23/08/2016, 10:50

VIENNA, 23 August 2016 – The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is concerned by comments that Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic made about the country’s public broadcaster RTS (Radio Television of Serbia).

During a press conference on August 22, the Prime Minister made remarks after a RTS report. The prime minister criticized  the public broadcaster and some RTS editors as "political persons". He stated a number of times that he has not appeared on RTS in the past several months because he is dissatisfied with their reporting, and that he will continue to disregard the outlet.

‘We at SEEMO find this view by the prime minister of Serbia highly problematic’, said SEEMO Secretary General Oliver Vujovic.

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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