05. sep 2020.

Khrushcheva: Media creates a perception of reality and people live in it rather than in their actual factual life

By Marija Sajkas (New York)

There is no longer an option to dispute. Everyone lives in their own bubble, engaged with their own "truth." So propaganda becomes not just a political tool but a part of a constructed reality, a reality beyond just slogans, speeches, posters, parades and so on. Today, what's a one man's propaganda is another man's truth, says Nina L. Khruscheva, a granddaughter of the former Soviet leader who got her Ph.D. in Princeton and now teaches in New York City. She spoke with Cenzolovka about media and propaganda, topics which are very relevant today and not only when it comes to the U.S. – Russia relations 

31. jul 2020.

State checking bank accounts of journalists, media companies and NGOs, suspicions of money laundering

The Directorate for the Prevention of Money Laundering at the Ministry of Finance has compiled a list of media workers, non-governmental organisations and civil society associations and asked banks to inspect all their transactions since 1st January 2019. Prompted by suspicions of possible money laundering or the financing of terrorists, the investigation encompasses 20 individuals and 37 organisations or associations.

31. jul 2020.

Reactions to the state’s intention to check government critics’ bank accounts

The state's intention to check the banking transactions of individuals and organisations caused alarm bells to ring with many people for two reasons: due to the actual names featured on the list, which includes investigative journalists and investigative media companies, but also organisations that criticise government moves; and also because of the lack of an official explanation of the basis upon which possible money laundering is suspected.

15. jul 2020.

Prosecutor asks Court of Appeal to pass final verdict against those accused of murdering Slavko Ćuruvija

Speaking at a public session, Milenko Mandić, Deputy Prosecutor for Organised Crime, asked the Court of Appeal to overturn the first-instance verdict in the case of the murder of journalist and publisher Slavko Ćuruvija. During the presentation of the appeal against that verdict, the deputy prosecutor asked the court to open a hearing in this process and pass a final verdict.

10. jul 2020.

BIRN has mapped numerous incidents of police brutality during protests on Tuesday and Wednesday in Serbia. Journalists and women were not spared.

Ivana Jeremic, Milica Stojanovic and Sasa Dragojlo

EXPLORE MAP Via TV footage and social media posts, BIRN has documented more than 26 cases of police brutality on the streets of Belgrade during clashes with protesters this week. They include incidents of police violence against civilians, men and women, posing no apparent threat, as well as against journalists. The material reviewed by BIRN shows that most…

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