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24. 12. 2014







11th issue of the ANEM specialized publication "Legal Monitoring of the Serbian Media Scene"




This Monitoring Publication of ANEM contains articles that offer expert explanations of important media issues and could contribute to their better understanding.   

Contents of the Monitoring Publication XI:

  • Introduction (with a summary of findings of the legal monitoring of the Serbian media scene in 2014 and a short overview of the Publication);

four articles by expert authors:

  • Why Do We Need a Strategy for the Development of Radio and Audiovisual Media Services and What Should This Strategy Be - by Miloš Stojković, "Živković & Samardžić" Law Office, Belgrade (basis for the Strategy and its purpose; the purpose and the influence of the market analysis in the media sphere as a basis for the Strategy; Strategy as a foundation for regulating media sector)
  • Censorship and Self-Censorship in the Serbian Media - by Slobodan Kremenjak, attorney-at-law (is there censorship and self-censorship in the Serbian media; „chilling effect" in the media sphere and its causes; what is needed for the improvement of the general conditions on the Serbian media scene);
  • Transparency of Media Ownership - Necessary, but is it Sufficient? - by Davor Glavaš, media expert (the importance of media ownership transparency, particularly in the transition countries; the need to redefine that concept and how to do it; what other measures, along with ownership transparency, are needed as indicators of media independence);
  • Digitalization Process in Serbia - by Prof. Irini Reljin, PhD and Milena Jocić Tanasković, Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications  (the digital terrestrial network for television broadcasting; reception of digital television signal; the current state of the ETV network; obligations of regional and local broadcasters in the digitalization process)  
and the 5th text:
  • The European Court of Human Rights - Information Notes on the Court's Case-Law (excerpts from the Information Notes available on the Court's website) - short overview of two judgments of this court from the Information Notes no. 176 (July 2014), pertaining to the application of Article 10 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms: the first was reached in the case A.B. v. Switzerland - the application of a journalist regarding conviction for the publication of materials covered by the secrecy of a pending investigation, where the Court established violation of the applicant's freedom of expression; the second was reached in the case Axel Springer AG v. Germany (no. 2) - the application of a newspaper publisher regarding injunction against the newspaper restraining further publication of article concerning former head of government: the Court established violation of the applicant's freedom of expression.


Monitoring Publication XI is available for download at the bottom of this page. 


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This project is financially supported by the Civil Rights Defenders.



The contents of this Publication are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Civil Rights Defenders. 

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This project is financially supported by the Open Society Foundation, Serbia.



The contents of this Publication are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Open Society Foundation, Serbia.  

The integral version of the 11th issue of the Monitoring Publication in Serbian and in English is available for download here.

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