BELGRADE, April 25, 2003 – The eight appointed
members of the Broadcast Agency Council yesterday
elected the Council’s ninth member by secret ballot.
The Council rules stipulate that the ninth member
should live and work permanently in Kosovo.
The new member is Goran Radenovic, described in
his curriculum vitae as a lawyer from Kosovo. Radenovic
was born in the Kosovo town of Pec, but does not
live in the province.
Kosovo Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic said today that
little is known about the new member, apart from
the fact that he does not live in Lipljan, the registration
place of the company he works for.
According to information given to media after yesterday’s
session of the Council, Goran Radenovic worked as
a production manager, marketing director and producer
of news programs at Radio Pristina from 1989 to
1999 and is now employed in the marketing department
of the company NBV in Lipljan.
His nomination came as a surprise to Kosovo Serb
leaders. Ivanovic, who is a senior official of
the Serb Return coalition, said he had been unable
to obtain any information about Radenovic and was
curious as to who nominated him.
Sources in Montenegro say that Radenovic fled Kosovo
for Montenegro in 1999, where he was appointed marketing
director of TV Elmag. Shortly afterwards he moved
to the marketing department of TV Pink Montenegro
and was also working until two months ago with Podgorica
Two other candidates were nominated for the ninth
position on the board. Journalist Ljubisa Popovic,
long-time Kosovo correspondent for Belgrade weekly
NIN was nominated by Kosovo MP Rada Trajkovic.
Nikola Kabasic, a journalist with the SRNA news
agency was nominated by the Return Coalition.