SERBIA: SEEMO critical of potential media freedom violations in Serbia

SERBIA, SERBIA, 28/04/2017, 09:45

Vienna, 28 April 2017 - The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) was concerned to learn the claims of TV station N1 that a new media law and amendments soon to be proposed by the Ministry of Culture and Information will aim to wipe out the outlet.    

According to N1, the Ministry is preparing a new media strategy and a set of media laws that would include a proposal though which cable distributors of TV channels are banned from producing channels of their own.    

SEEMO asks the Serbian autorities  to confirm if this informatio is true, and transparently show their future initiatives and proposals regarding media legislature. The Ministry and all other institutions that deal with media in Serbia must respect their freedoms and show that none of their work is aimed at hurting freedom of speech and survival of media outlets.

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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