Serbian public service broadcaster and government-controlled media sign agreements on a “common future” with CCP representative

May 16, 2024

Ten media agreements for a “common future” with China were signed during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Serbia.

These memoranda of understanding and cooperation were signed by Dragan Bujošević, director general of public service broadcaster Radio Television of Serbia, and Suzana Vasiljević, Media Advisor to the President of the Republic of Serbia.

The agreements were signed with Shen Haixiong, director of China’s largest media group and deputy head of the Publicity Department of the Chinese Communist Party.

A memorandum with this CCP official was also signed by Marko Alibunović, editor of Politika – Serbia’s oldest daily newspaper, which is partially under state ownership.

The RTS director proposed the shooting of documentaries about the Chinese aid that was sent to Serbia during the coronavirus pandemic and about the NATO bombing of the Chinese embassy.

The reports of Serbia’s largest media houses and public service broadcasters on the visit of the Chinese president were reminiscent of the socialist propaganda from the time of Tito’s Yugoslavia, devoid of even a single critical word about this country that’s also known as the largest prison for journalists and a country where the Communist Party has complete censorship control.