Within the South East European Media Observatory project, the Novi Sad School of Journalism is monitoring the implementation of the new media legislation in Serbia. Based on the results of the monitoring conducted in the first half of 2015, two reports have been made: PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTERS ARE (NOT) IN THE SERVICE OF CITIZENS and PRIVATISATION OF MINORITY LANGUAGE MEDIA IN SERBIA: LIBERATION OR DISAPPEARANCE?
The Public Service Broadcasters are (not) in the Service of Citizens report aims to analyse how the public interest is reflected in the news programs of PSBs in Serbia after adoption of the new Law on Public Service Broadcasting in August 2014. It is based on the critical discourse analysis of central newscasts in the Serbian and Hungarian languages, aired by the Public Service Broadcasting of Serbia and Public Service Broadcasting of Vojvodina (RTS and RTV).
Privatisation of Minority Language Media in Serbia: Liberation or Disappearance? examines the challenges the mandatory privatisation of media and other provisions of the new Law on Public Information and Media bring to the system of dissemination of information for national minorities in their native languages. It also offers recommendations that could provide viable solutions to financially sustainable, independent and quality minority media outlets.