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Slavko Ćuruvija Foundation and CRTA sue REM over national frequency allocation decisions

September 16, 2022

The Slavko Ćuruvija Foundation and CRTA (Center for Research, Transparency and Accountability) have jointly filed a lawsuit with the Administrative Court against the Decision of the Regulatory Body for Electronic Media (REM) by which REM reallocated national coverage broadcasting licenses to television companies that have, for years, failed to comply with even the minimum prescribed requirements for providing media services.

According to the lawsuit, the REM decision to allocate national broadcast licenses to television stations Pink, Happy, Prva and B92 was based on a selective and mistaken interpretation of the facts, which is in breach of the criteria and rules that regulate the procedure for allocating broadcasting licenses.

A summary of the lawsuit is available via this link:

The violation of procedural rules, erroneous determining of the actual situation and incorrect application of the law also resulted in a lawsuit being filed by television companies N1 and Nova S against REM and the regulatory body’s decision to allocate national television broadcasting licenses exclusively to pre-existing national broadcasters (Pink, B92, Prva and Happy TV).