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  • Anem :: ANEM Round Table “Relationship between Media and Judiciary”
    proceedings and the need to protect privacy One should bear in mind that there are several levels of the privacy protection Persons of general interest to the public such as politicians and public office holders enjoy the least degree of privacy protection while there are persons who enjoy absolute privacy protection such as parties in criminal proceedings In the latter case the Prosecutor s Office should avoid providing personal information about these persons The third criterion is the presumption of innocence which is the basic principle guiding the Public Prosecutor s Office in providing information from criminal proceedings Ilić explained The second angle of viewing the relationship between the Public Prosecutor s Office and the media is the media reporting on the Prosecutor s Office on the topics important for explaining the work of public prosecutors in specific cases or the work of the Public Prosecutor s Office in general The example of this is the situation in which the Public Prosecutor s Office found itself after the new Criminal Code came into force recently numerous competencies were shifted from the courts to public prosecutors although there are not enough resources personnel and funds due to which proceedings are mainly inefficient Also another problem is that prosecutors and their deputies are overburdened with numerous cases Additionally the problem is the manner of electing prosecutors as defined by the Constitution However as Ilić said these issues are hardly ever mentioned in the media The third angle pertains to the relation between freedom of expression and the protection of human rights Defamation was decriminalized in Serbia recently while many other crimes agains dignity and reputation remained in the Criminal Code which Ilić thinks is an absurd situation He presumes that decriminalization of defamation was motivated by the protection of freedom of expression Has decriminalization of defamation contributed to better quality of the freedom of expression I am afraid not said Ilić adding that wrong conclusions regarding this issue are suggested to the public for instance one could hear particularly from journalists that defamation is not common in the European case law which is not so said Ilić and explained that the case law of the European Court for Human Rights features numerous judgments indicating that punishment for defamation is an intervention necessary in a democratic society with many limitations naturally Unfortunately we face defamation in our criminal proceedings daily said Ilić and expressed his concern that decriminalization of defamation in Serbia was premature for our legislation and that it has not produced good results As Ilić said it seems that the balance between the protection of freedom of expression and the protection of other human rights such as the right to reputation honor dignity has shifted at the expense of the latter rights of individuals Tabloidization of media and judiciary Vukašin Obradović expressed his opinion that the phenomenon of tabloidization is extremely important for the judiciary judges and prosecutors because the tabloids ruin the reputation of the judiciary They assume the roles of the prosecution and courts they sue and pronounce judgments even before the institutions perform their role said Obradović adding that this consitutes a system of pressure on the work of the prosecution and judiciary Journalism profession takes measures against such media reporting Obradović said but his impression is that those who are real victims of such journalism primarily judges and prosecutors do not voice their concern regarding this problem Another problem that Obradović pointed out is that some media outlets have preferential treatment by individuals in the judiciary Tabloids could not exist if they did not receive from the judiciary the police and other institutions information that should not be made public he said and added that he did not notice that judiciary initiates internal investigations to establish how such information is made public Obradović concluded that tabloidization is a very serious problem that Serbian judiciary and the media should face because dialogue about it is persistenly being avoided Zorana Delibašić judge of the Appellate Court in Belgrade asked how tabloidization can be prevented and what judiciary can do towards this goal She also stated her idea that every judge who has a case of public interest could revise it with the court spokerperson and thus offer some good topics to the media The media mainly insist on criminal proceedings featuring very well known names but there are also simple topics of interest to ordinary citizens that the media could report on but they do not do it properly said Delibašić and cited as an example the topic of protecting marginalized groups from discrimination and the topic of family violence She said that she had not encountered media reporting about court proceedings in such cases involving for instance information that a court extended protection to a family violence victim Vukašin Obradović responded that courts and the Prosecutor s Office can fight tabloidization by being fully open towards the media within legal limits and that they should also take responsibility for so called leaking of information that influences public perception of judiciary and court proceedings Therefore the courts must establish a precise limit which they may reach in communication with the public and they must hold responsible judges and prosecutors who exceed this limit Obradović said Answering the question of Vesna Miljuš judge of the High Court in Belgrade who asked what the Independent Journalists Association of Serbia NUNS does about tabloidization Obradović explained that two mechanisms are at its disposal One mechanism are courts of honor in journalists associations that are according to his opinion an obsolete form of protecting journalism profession The other is self regulation more precisely the Press Council the body only four years old that decides through its Complaints Committee if the journalists ethical code is violated However Obradović added an additional problem is that tabloidization in Serbia is not only a professional but also political issue Media and judiciary partners or opponents In his speech Nedim Sejdinović first addressed the problems that are common

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  • Anem :: 56TH ANEM MONITORING REPORT
    Court in Valjevo obligating former Valjevo official Dragoljub Krstic to indemnify non pecuniary damage caused by insult to the editor in chief of website Kolubarske rs and former editor of Radio Patak from Valjevo Implementation of existing laws The Law on Electronic Media in relation to the decision reached by the Administrative Court in the proceedings on the lawsuit of Television K9 from Novi Sad which decision was published on the website of the Regulatory Body for Electronic Media former Republic Broadcasting Agency and pertains to calculating fees for broadcasting of radio television program the Report authors analyze the provisions of the old Broadcasting Law and the new Law on Electronic Media which regulate the issue The Law on Public Service Broadcasters Contrary to what was expected the Managing Board of the Radio Television of Serbia did not reach the decision on the date of issuance of the job opening competition for director general and editor in chief of the television having interpreted provisions of the law in their own way The Report authors provide their interpretation of legal provisions pertaining to the issue Adoption of new laws On the occasion of the establishment of the working group by the compentent ministry for drafting the new Advertising Law the Report authors point out the reasons why the adoption of this piece of regulation is important and necessary Work of competent authorities The Report analyzed the work of state bodies specifically the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection On the occasion of the Right to Know Day established in 2002 the Commissioner issued awards for the contribution to the promotion of the right to free access to information The Report authors point to the assessment of the implementation of the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance provided by the Commissioner on the occasion of the Right to Know Day Digitalization process The Report authors cover consultation meetings of the competent authorities with broadcasters representatives from the territory of Vojvodina Belgrade and a part of Central Serbia as well as with interested manufacturers and dealers of TV sets in relation to branding TV sets with a seal of warranty Digital TV Privatization process The Report authors analyzed the work of the Privatization Agency with respect to procedures by which the remaining publicly owned media enter privatization process and some unofficial disputable information pertaining to the deadline for media privatization 56th Monitoring Report was produced by the expert team of the ANEM legal department Law Office Živković Samardžić in cooperation with ANEM The Summary and Conclusion of the Report in English is available for download here below The full report and its sections in Serbian are available for download here logo crd logo crd This project is financially supported by the Civil Rights Defenders The contents of this Report are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Civil Rights Defenders logo fod logo fod This project is financially

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  • Anem :: TENTH ANEM MONITORING PUBLICATION PRESENTED!
    a certain topic can be popular with donors which could lead to the media reporting about it more than they would do otherwise and neglecting other equally important topics Financing by the state is usually considered the most problematic Nenadić said and outlined the forms of such financing Direct budgetary funding the model that will be abandoned with the new legislative changes has the gravest consequences for independence as it directly creates dependence this mainly depends on the integrity of those leading media outlets Nenadić said The second form of budgetary financing is project based envisaged by the new media laws where the risks are similar as in the case of donations they pertain primarily to the choice of topics to be covered what will be defined as a priority during a certain year how much money will be earmarked for each of the public interests defined by the Law on Public Information and Media but there are other risks as well Nenadić said One of those is defining criteria for allocating funds The law says that the criteria are defined for each individual call for proposals so we still do not know what the criteria will look like Nenadic expects this to be clearer with the adoption of a relevant bylaw and hopes that the situation will be avoided where different criteria are defined for each individual call for proposals There are other forms of state aid apart from budgetary financing these are for instance financing in kind giving preferential treatment for the import of raw material lower taxes debt reschedulling a frequent form of state aid that is practically not subject to control Also another form of financing is when state institutions and public enterprises pay the media for services such as advertising public procurement or property sale which opens up numerous questions e g what criteria should be used to choose a media outlet to advertise in one could choose based on the lowest price but it seems that it should not be the only criteria when deciding in such cases Nenadić said that bylaws are being awaited regarding media financing because the law left some issues unresolved One of these is sources of media funding that are not public Nenadic said that we now have a regulation that will introduce media ownership rules so we will know who invested in a company that is a media outlet founder but we will still not know who finances the media outlet Also the problems of buying media influence and complete lack of transparency of sources of income have not been solved Additional problem are insufficiently developed provisions on the implementation of calls for proposals and that is where a bylaw can be very important it should leave as little space as possible for various interpretations during its implementation Nenadic said Recording and Releasing Footage from Criminal Trials Judge Siniša Važić outlined the main points of his article in the ANEM Publication about dilemmas regarding recording and releasing footage from criminal trials He first stated his position on the matter that he supports releasing footage from criminal trials although he bears in mind all the dilemmas and problems related to the topic He then talked about the legislation that pertains to the matter stating that there is also the issue of written consent which must exist before a footage from a trial could be broadcast This written consent is almost mission impossible said Važić because it has to be provided by all the participants in a court proceedings and it is likely that one or more persons will not provide it Regarding the influence of the media on the participants in a criminal proceedings Važić stated as the essence of the problem the need of the legislators if the latter decides to regulate this issue to find the proper balance between undisputable and very important need to inform the public about the course and the content of court proceedings and the interest of the court proceedings primarily its legality and efficiency As one of the problems regarding this he stated the possibility that witnesses who have not yet been heard in the proceeding may be in some way prepared for their testimony by watching the footage of the trial They could adjust their statements even unintentionally by following the proceedings the manner in which the questions are asked and what is required from the witnesses who already gave their statements This affects the very essence of a trial that is the proceedings and the parties in it Važić said and added that those who are against recording and releasing footage from criminal trials say that in this way court proceedings are trivialized The second argument against broadcasting trials is that attorneys judges and prosecutors may become interesting to the public via media which can influence their professional and personal life as they may become recognizable in the public vulnerable and possibly succeptible to incovenient situations including provocations and threats Važić said One of the issues that ought to be solved said Važić is the issue of the choice of trials to be recorded and broadcast and the issue of who should make such a choice He suggested one solution that media outlets decide individually what trial is interesting for them Another option is to include the public or a public body which could be comprised of representatives of judges prosecutors and lawyers organizations in the selection of trials with the presence of media outlets and with the help of independent media experts Važić said Regarding the influence of the media on the public in the criminal proceedings Važić said that the media are already present in court proceedings and they impart to the public what they hear and see there The question is whether to curtail the possibility to those who were not present in the courtroom to hear and see the same as those that were present Važić said Is the unavoidable selection of information by journalists needed

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  • Anem :: TENTH ANEM Monitoring Publication
    Related to Recording and Releasing Footage from Criminal Trials by Siniša Važić Judge of the Appellate Court in Belgrade arguments pros and cons televising trials media influence on the parties in court proceedings media influence on the public in court proceedings influence of the public on the court proceedings and justness thereof why it would be good to allow filming and broadcasting of trials in criminal proceedings and the 5th article European Court of Human Rights Information Notes on the Court s Case Law excerpts from Information Notes available on the Court s website short overview of two judgments of this court pertaining to the application of Article 10 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms the first judgment pertains to the violation of freedom of expression by awarding of damages for defamation on account of publication of article criticizing Constitutional Court decision ordering dissolution of a political party the second judgment pertains to the violation of freedom to impart and receive information commited by failure by authorities to comply with final court orders requiring them to disclose public information to journalist Tenth Monitoring Publication is available at the end of this page CRD CRD 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 FOD FOD 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 10th issue of the Monitoring Publication in Serbian and in English is available for download here send comment No comments on this

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  • Anem :: Monitoring of the media scene
    31 07 2014 53rd ANEM MONITORING REPORT SERBIAN MEDIA SCENE IN JUNE 2014 In June 2014 media and journalists in Serbia were exposed to various pressures and attacks In the section of the Report on freedom of expression more details 07 07 2014 52nd ANEM Monitoring Report THE MEDIA SCENE IN SERBIA IN MAY 2014 AND THE SUMMARY OF FINDINGS OF THE MONITORING TEAM ABOUT THE SERBIAN MEDIA SCENE IN JANUARY APRIL 2014 A INTRODUCTION The Serbian more details 20 01 2014 FIFTY FIRST ANEM MONITORING REPORT THE SERBIAN MEDIA SCENE IN DECEMBER 2013 The last Monitoring Report for 2013 contains Freedom of expression In the part about threats and pressures four cases were analyzed more details 30 12 2013 ANEM S FIFTIETH MONITORING REPORT NOVEMBER 2013 THE SERBIAN MEDIA SCENEThe media scene in November 2013 was marked by novelties in the work of the Ministry of Culture and Information namely the formation more details 23 12 2013 ANEM MONITORING ROUND TABLE IX ANEM presented its Ninth Monitoring Publication second in 2013 at the Monitoring Round table IX that it organized on December 23 2013 in Belgrade The articles in the Publication more details 19 12 2013 NINTH ANEM MONITORING PUBLICATION The ninth issue of the specialized ANEM Publication Legal Monitoring of the Serbian Media Scene ANEM s Ninth Monitoring more details 29 11 2013 49th ANEM MONITORING REPORT THE SERBIAN MEDIA SCENE IN OCTOBER 2013The month of October was marked by personal changes in the Ministry of Culture and Media the appointment of a new Assistant Minister more details 1 2 3 Newsletters Write to us Srpski Poll New Media Laws To what extent will the new media laws help the Serbian media sector develop A great deal Somewhat Little Not at all send answer Results Latest info about

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  • Anem :: Monitoring of the media scene
    08 2009 SECOND REPORT ON LEGAL MONITORING OF SERBIAN MEDIA SCENE Continuing with implementation of project ANEM and its Legal Department Legal Monitoring of the Serbian Media Sector and Follow up Activities supported by more details 07 08 2009 FIRST REPORT ON LEGAL MONITORING OF THE SERBIAN MEDIA SCENE ANEM is proudly presenting the first report on monitoring for the period May June 2009 conducted in cooperation with Law Office Zivkovic Samardzic within more details 06 08 2009 PROJECT LEGAL MONITORING OF THE SERBIAN MEDIA SECTOR AND FOLLOW UP ACTIVITIES Working for the benefit of its members and entire Serbian media sector as well ANEM has set as one of its primary goals the establishment of independent legal more details 8 9 Newsletters Write to us Srpski Poll New Media Laws To what extent will the new media laws help the Serbian media sector develop A great deal Somewhat Little Not at all send answer Results Latest info about ANEM activities Apply 2009 Anem Newsletters Write to us ANEM Activities Latest News from ANEM Monitoring of the media scene Public Statements Advocacy activities Workshops Production Other activities Archive of ANEM activities until 2006 Media Scene In Focus News Archive until

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  • Anem :: MEDIA COALITION: ILLEGAL IMPLEMENTATION OF COMPETITION IN SOMBOR, KLADOVO AND MALO CRNIĆE, MINISTRY SHOULD REACT
    in Malo Crnice annuled the competition in which the selection panel had already awarded funds based on received project proposals In its official explanation to the competition participants the Municipal Council stated insufficient funds as a reason while the reason stated in statements to the media was that it is not in public interest of the citizens of the Malo Crnice Municipality The coalition of journalists and media associations notes that only selection panels and not the municipal authorities are authorized by Law to assess which projects meet citizens public interest In Kladovo due to a mistake of the selection panel funds were awarded to an intermediary with the aim to trick the competition The project of the Agency East Media is in fact the project of the Public Enterprise ŠRIF from Bor It is clear from the documentation that technical and human resources of this public enterprise are being engaged The coalition of journalists and media associations notes that it is legally forbidden that media funded from public income which is the case with the PE ŠRIF from Bor participate in any way in the public competitions for co financing media content The coalition of journalists and media associations closely monitors the process of co financing media content and requests from the Ministry of Culture and Information to react to all cases of the violation of the Law The Coalition will comprise all identified irregularities in a document at the end of 2015 which document will be submitted to all relevant domestic and international institutions that deal with the fight against corruption and freedom of expression Association of Independent Electronic Media ANEM Independent Journalists Association of Serbia NUNS Journalists Association of Serbia UNS Independent Journalists Association of Vojvodina NDNV Business Association Local Press send comment No comments on this topic Newsletters Write to us Srpski Latest news Select month June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 November 2010 October 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 December 2009 October 2009 September 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 August 2007 July 2007 May 2007 April 2007 February 2007 December 2006 November 2006 September 2006 August 2006 July 2006 May 2006 April 2006 March 2006 January 2006 December 2005 November 2005 October 2005 September 2005 August 2005 July 2005

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  • Anem :: COALITION: PRESIDENT OF MUNICIPALITY NOVA VAROŠ ARBITRARILY CHANGED A DECISION OF THE MEDIA PROJECTS’ PANEL
    the same time he increased the amount for a project of a media outlet also based outside of Nova Varoš because he had established good cooperation with it The Coalition reminds that the Law on Public Information and Media precisely defines that the assessment of the media projects in a competition is done by an expert panel comprised of independent media experts appointed by the decision of the manager of the authority that published the call for project proposals According to the Rulebook on Co financing Projects to Realise Public Interest in the Public Information Sector the decision on the allocation of funds with an explanation is issued by the manager of the authority that published the call based on the panel s proposal The Rulebook also defines the right of the manager of the authority to request in writing from the panel to correct irregularities or mistakes within a certain deadline if the manager shall notice that the panel issued a proposal contrary to the Law the Rulebook or the public competition or that the proposal contains other obvious mistake The president of the Nova Varoš municipality interpreted this provision by allowing himself without consulting panel members to reconsider how realistic the panel s proposals are and change them of his own will This rendered the public competition and the independence of the expert panel meaningless while the decision on co financing public interest was brought back to the personal power of an individual The Coalition of Journalists and Media Associations expects the Ministry of Culture and Information to issue a public statement regarding this case considering that monitoring the implementation of the Law on Public Information and Media is within its competence Association of Independent Electronic Media ANEM Independent Journalists Association of Serbia NUNS Journalists Association of Serbia UNS Independent Journalists Association of Vojvodina NDNV Business Association Local Press send comment No comments on this topic Newsletters Write to us Srpski Latest news Select month June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 November 2010 October 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 December 2009 October 2009 September 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 August 2007 July 2007 May 2007 April 2007 February 2007 December 2006 November 2006 September 2006 August 2006 July 2006 May 2006 April

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