Prime Minister evaluates media situation as “catastrophic and inherited”

October 31, 2017

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić has responded to questions about the situation in the media by saying that it is catastrophic and inherited.

She said that she has heard countless times that the situation in the media has never been worse, before noting that the situation in the media was bad even before the Serbian Progressive Party came to power in 2012, so this government only came upon an existing situation.

She also noted that the media scene in Serbia is better than in some countries of the region “and perhaps even in some EU member states”.

PM Brnabić spoke about the situation in the media in the National Assembly during the last Thursday of the month, when MPs pose questions to the members of the government.

Letters sent to the prime minister and ministers with questions about the important problems in domestic journalism were shared prior to the session of parliamentarians by activists of the group For Freedom of the Media, which brings together hundreds of media companies, organisations, journalists, media associations and citizens who are “fighting together for free media”.