The Future of the Republika Srpska
I was standing on the pier in Cavtat last week when the sea was calm and the sun shining. A line of sailboats and small motorboats was moored peacefully along the pier and suddenly they began to rock violently when buffeted by strong, sharp waves.
Matic, Editor-in-Chief of RTV B92
25 December 2003 - RTV B92 has been accused
of unbalanced reporting during the campaign for Serbia’s
parliamentary elections. Those accusations include
favouring democratically-oriented parties and ignoring
parties which were in government during the Milosevic
regime, as well as those which advocate isolationist
ideas and the symbols of intolerance and hate speech.
Because of these allegations we feel obliged to publicly
explain B92’s editorial policy, particularly
as it relates to election campaigns.
the EU Hack the Balkans?
I. Abramowitz; Heather Hurlburt
01 September 2002 - The sight of Slobodan Milosevic
being tried for war crimes in the Hague may suggest
that we have reached the end of history, Balkans-style.
The prospects of large-scale conflict in the region
are low; democracy and pluralism are slowly taking
root; and the Balkans' claim on the world's attention,
declining even before September 11, continues to fall.
Bombs to market forces
Prentice, 20 August 2002
The Democrats are in power; Slobodan Milosevic and
his propagandist journalists are gone. Or are they?
Assumptions that all is well with a new, democratic
Serbian media are far from the truth. Report by Eve-
Ann Prentice in Belgrade.
Kandic, Humanitarian Law Center, 8 March 2002
Judge Danica Marinkovic, formerly investigating judge
of the Pristina District Court, reacted to the Humanitarian
Law Center (HLC) press release on the murder of Kosovo
Albanian politician Fehmi Agani by accusing the HLC
and its executive director, Natasa Kandic, of lying
No.2668, February 14, 2002
step ahead of the rest
with Sanda Savic, Radio B92 news editor
Even though we werent certain we would
succeed, we have demonstrated that B92 functions well,
and not only in times of revolution, says Savic, adding
that for the first time the stations morning
news is more popular than that of Radio Belgrade,
which had led the ratings for decades
"Vreme" No. 577, FM Radio 2001
Moloch of Transition
If the state radio-mastodon in 2001 had the task
of patching up at least the most visible (more precisely:
the most audible) consequences of the long standing
internal devastation and systematic "patriotic"
faecalisation of its image and sound, then those other
stations, not financed from the budget, primarily
the ones we called "independent" in the
90s, had just one Sacred Mission in order to keep
their heads above water
in Jerusalem, Milosevic in the Hague:
Civility, Sovereignty, Justice
Dragan Kujundzic Director, International Center for
Writing and Translation University of California at
November 4, 2001
In the amended indictment of Slobodan Milosevic -
a document available on the website
of the ICTY, on page 31, there is a list called Schedule
G, Persons killed in Djakovica/Gjakove - 2 April 1999.
This one succeeds in drawing the attention of the
reader whose concentration may be dulled by the endless
litany of victims. The twenty persons on Schedule
G with the exception of Vejsa Arlind, who was five,
are all women. Or should we say female, since a large
number of them is of age 2 to 14. What happened to
them? Why were they killed? What is the possible military,
or any other reason for exterminating Caka Diaona,
age 2, for what political advantage?
Velimir Curgus Kazimir
November 1, 2001
NGO sector is neither particularly sensitive to the
current position of Radio and TV B92. NGOs seem to
think that this broadcaster does not cover their activities
as, in their view, it ought to, or, perhaps, that
their rivals receive too much of undeserved publicity.
Besides, it is not quite clear whom B92 actually favours?
Who likes B92 less? Kostunica or Djindjic? You cannot
even label it as a broadcaster "close" to
the Radicals or the Socialists. Well, this must be
indeed a rather peculiar broadcaster. Why does it
not make a choice? You cannot behave like that! It
does not seem fit nor proper!
and Disappearance of Ivan Stambolic
Nikola Barovic, lawyer for Ivan Stambolic
October 18, 2001
One of the first immediately noticeable results of
the political changes of October 5, 2000, was opening
up of the state and quasi-state broadcasters and print
media in Serbia to the representatives of former opposition
bloc and NGO sector. High hopes raised in the aftermath
of the October changes – that the media field would
be efficiently and swiftly reformed in a just manner,
that political influence on the media would be largely
eliminated – have nonetheless proved to be overly
with Archbishop Desmond Tutu
October 8, 2001
I don't suppose when you are a victim you need to
be told you're a victim. I mean, if you've got a toothache,
you don't need somebody from outside to tell you:
Hey, you've got a toothache!, you experience
it. And so, the so-called little people knew that
they were the people who had been despised, who had
Coming of World War III: An Open Letter to My Stepdaughter
By Robert Karl Manoff
They hate us. And to begin to understand why we need
only recall that Jefferson, reflecting on the consequences
of slavery for the future of his new nation, recognized
that inequity breeds violence: "I tremble for
my country when I reflect upon the fact that God is
on US after WTC attacks
Bin Laden was one of the many religious fundamentalist
extremists recruited, armed, and financed by the CIA
and their allies. Not surprisingly, the CIA preferred
the most fanatic and cruel fighters they could mobilize.
The end result was to "destroy a moderate regime
and create a fanatical one, from groups recklessly
financed by the Americans.