Group for Media Freedom campaigns nationwide; Prime Minister doesn’t respond to demands

November 30, 2017

After a meeting with Prime Minister Ana Brnabić at which they submitted to the Government of Serbia a list of 13 demands for preventing further decline of media freedoms, activists of the Group for Media Freedom held street campaigns in five Serbian cities, where they sought for support for their demands in conversation with citizens.

Citizens in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Niš, Kragujevac and Vranje signed in support of the initiative “Buka protiv medijskog mraka” [Uproar Against Media Darkness], while the activities were broadcast live via seven local radio stations.

The demands were actually submitted to PM Brnabić on 14th November. She said that she would respond to them in ten to fifteen days and that a dialogue would then continue, but this has not yet happened, despite the deadline having expired.

In the meantime, representatives of the group held a meeting with Minister of Information Vladan Vukosavljević, with the Ministry later announcing that the talks were lengthy and constructive, as well as being only the first in a series of meetings that the minister will have with this group. The representatives of the group restrained from any comments.