Reply to REM: Ladies and Gentlemen, You Had Your Chance

Reply to REM: Ladies and Gentlemen, You Had Your Chance

10 April 2019, 10:10

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On the occasion of REM’s response to a CINS article, I can only say: this is for the readers, because REM had its chance – four times.

By: Milica Šarić, CINS editor-in-chief

REM Council Ignores Findings of Its Own Service in Bid to Justify Television Campaigns

CINS is publishing the details of reports by the Regulatory Authority of Electronic Media (REM) Supervision and Analysis Service, which reveal several violations by the Pink and Studio B televisions during the campaign for the election of members of the Belgrade city administration in 2018. The pro-regime televisions led negative campaigns against Dragan Đilas and other opposition leaders, as well as against journalist Tamara Skrozza. The REM Council ignored the findings of its own service 

09 April 2019, 08:09

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REM’s Concessions to Televisions to the Detriment of Children

Even though it notices that free-to-air televisions broadcast programs that damage minors, REM fails to punish them. The regulatory body’s software over the course of three years registered at least 1,000 violations, where televisions did not properly rate the age appropriateness of a given program. None of the cases made it to court, which a former REM member considers a concession to the televisions for the sake of their profit from advertising. REM initiates proceedings for other violations, months afterward, which is why almost a half of the proceedings exceeded the statute of limitations

27 March 2019, 08:27

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Tax Authority Checks Južne Vesti, but Not Televisions Connected with Gašić

While the Južne Vesti newspaper has over the past five years often been the target of tax inspectors, the Niš-based televisions connected with Bratislav Gašić’s son Vladan did not undergo such checks until 2018. The Tax Administration documentation which Južne Vesti received and CINS analyzed, indicates that the manner in which tax inspectors checked this media outlet – was a form of pressure.

14 March 2019, 08:14

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Unallowed Donation of 1.3 Million EUR to the Ruling Party

Serbian Progressive Party received office space in Belgrade as a gift, the value of which exceeds the limit of about 1.3 million EUR allowed by law. The premises have been donated by Velibor Jovanović, a member of the party, who had bought them a year before for about 250 thousand EUR. If it turns out that the law was broken in this way, the premises should be seized

22 January 2019, 09:22

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Bombs and Bullets: Fear and Loathing in North Kosovo

A year after the murder of Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic, a slew of gun and bomb attacks in Kosovo’s lawless north remain unsolved.

16 January 2019, 11:16

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CINS is shortlisted for 2019 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards

CINS is nominated for courageous, high-impact and determined journalism that exposes censorship and threats to free expression. The winners in four categories will be announced on 4 April

15 January 2019, 15:15

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