1. Could you kindly explain why Newsweek Srbija was shuttered? (If you don't know why, read the explanation on their Facebook page.)

    How does this fit together with being freedom loving?
    (Nationalist Serb, 21 April 2019 11:32

    NS, you're kidding me, right?!?! Every piece of media, written and broadcast, was used as a propaganda tool by NATO and the West to justify their invasion on a sovereign country. (Chi, 23 April 2019 13:37)

    Dear Chi,

    Newsweek Srbija was started many years after the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia. Those two matters are not in any way connected.

    The government forcefully shut them down; refused to let them publish in Serbia because they criticized the ruling regime. That's called dictatorship. And that's my point.
    (Nationalist Serb, 23 April 2019 15:23)

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  2. Could you kindly explain why Newsweek Srbija was shuttered? (If you don't know why, read the explanation on their Facebook page.)

    How does this fit together with being freedom loving?
    (Nationalist Serb, 21 April 2019 11:32

    NS, you're kidding me, right?!?! Every piece of media, written and broadcast, was used as a propaganda tool by NATO and the West to justify their invasion on a sovereign country.

    Maybe you saw the TIME magazine where they published a picture on the cover that was captioned with something like Bosnian Muslim Mass Grave; however, they failed to realize that they published a photo with Orthodox crosses in burial site inside a stadium - names written in Cyrillic. The retraction was printed the following month in small print under a Viagra AD on the 7th page.

    There's no need to site anything from the Western media in this forum, nobody believes anything from the most corrupt media in the world. Well, except the Albs... and they only believe it because to serves their purpose, land theft!
    (Chi, 23 April 2019 13:37)

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  3. serbian goverment knows how to lie to its people like saying kosova is serbia and albanians came from the mouantians to kosova i feel sorry for honest good serbs that have to live under the nationalist serbs
    (nazmi shaqiri, 22 April 2019 02:42)

    We don't say you come from the mountains of Kosovo, we say you come from the mountains of Anatolia - just to be clear brah!!!
    (Chi, 23 April 2019 13:23)

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  4. serbian goverment knows how to lie to its people like saying kosova is serbia and albanians came from the mouantians to kosova i feel sorry for honest good serbs that have to live under the nationalist serbs
    (nazmi shaqiri, 22 April 2019 02:42)

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  5. B92 ...I misspelt ‘hear’ as ‘here’. Sorry.
    (Bob, 21 April 2019 22:31)

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  6. Tito would have been proud of him... State-controlled propaganda continues to rule in Serbia.
    (Tony (a Brit seconded to Berlin), 21 April 2019 18:11)

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  7. The largest mass murder of journalists in Serbia was the 1999 bombing of RTS by NATO terrorists.
    NATO and their KLA co-terrorists harass and threaten freedom-loving Serbs and journalists to this day.
    (Zhukov, 19 April 2019 23:59)

    Could you kindly explain why Newsweek Srbija was shuttered? (If you don't know why, read the explanation on their Facebook page.)

    How does this fit together with being freedom loving?
    (Nationalist Serb, 21 April 2019 11:32)

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  8. Nothing like forced support from people to make the dictator feel good about himself.
    (Time, 19 April 2019 22:17)
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    How were these people forced? Marched out of their homes at gunpoint?
    (Peggy, 20 April 2019 01:16

    No guns are being used yet. But people are being threatened to lose their jobs if they don't go out and make themselves appear like they are "supporting" Vucic. For the average person who has a family to feed, a threat of losing their job it's a pretty big deal. Read the International Independent news outlets more and don't rely on the "doctored up" news from Vucic.
    (Time, 21 April 2019 02:27)

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  9. @peggy,


    Serbia falls 14, North Macedonia rises 14 places on the RSF press freedom index
    By EWB - 18.04.2019


    BELGRADE – Serbia dropped 14 places, while North Macedonia rose 14 places on the latest 2019 World Press Freedom Index, an annual review by the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) which was published today.

    Western Balkan countries find themselves near the middle of the 180 country-list, with Bosnia and Herzegovina being the highest ranked country in the region. It fell one place on the list and now finds itself on 63rd place.

    It is followed by Kosovo on 75th place, Albania on 82nd, Serbia on 90th, North Macedonia on 95th and Montenegro on 104th place.

    Serbia made the largest drop among the countries of the region – and among the highest in the world, as it fell 14 places on the list. This continues a downward trend for the country....
    (Spring, 21 April 2019 02:12)

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  10. Poor unfortunate souls frog marched and sent to Belgrade for show of 'support'. Truly pathetic.
    (Pravda, 20 April 2019 22:43) 

    Poor unfortunate souls frog Marched and sent to B92 to show support. Even more pathetic? Lol
    (Bre, 21 April 2019 02:00)

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  11. @peggy,I am always happy to keep you in the loop..


    Serbia was one of the countries with the biggest declines in its democracy score, alongside Nicaragua, Tanzania and Venezuela, in this year’s edition of Freedom House’s annual ‘Freedom in the World’ report, which was published on Tuesday.

    For the first time in over a decade, Serbia can no longer be described as ‘free’, according to the report. Hungary was also downgraded to ‘partly free’.

    The report lists the reasons for Serbia’s decline as “election irregularities, legal harassment and smear campaigns against independent journalists, and President Aleksandar Vucic’s de facto accumulation of extraconstitutional powers”.
    (Spring, 21 April 2019 01:55)

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  12. Poor unfortunate souls frog marched and sent to Belgrade for show of 'support'. Truly pathetic.
    (Pravda, 20 April 2019 22:43)

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  13. Why would an executives of the Serbian government organize a rally is really bizarre, because usually the opposition and pressing groups do these things. Well done boys and girls for fooling yourself.

    Anyhow here we have Balkan Bazaar style again.
    (Nik Zeka, 20 April 2019 20:47)

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  14. I Quote /

    "Future of Serbia"

    Albania will come for Kosovo,
    Austria and Croatia will come for BosniaHerzegovina,
    Hungary will come for Vojvodina.

    But the Serbian People will Prevail !.
    cccc.

    Arn.Sweden.
    (Arn.Sweden, 20 April 2019 19:53)

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  15. Vucic is the only serb politician who had the courage to admit that albanians have already had a referendum. That albanians have their say in this matter and that any solution will need to take into account albanians' interests. The rest is diplomacy and there you have a real maestro in that field and that maestro is Dacic. Brnabic is the only premier in the Balkans to at least understand the challenges of the new era of digitalization and what that means for businesses to speed up administrative procedures and to fight corruption. Not only understands but is the only leader who is actually doing something to help it's own people and country develop. Freedom of press ok, safety of journalists ok, any government can do more on this issue. But again dont forget the basic right of a human being which is not to badmouth everybody in every piece of paper but to have a decent and honest job proportionate to his qualifications and studies.
    (Skenderbeu 1444, 20 April 2019 16:59)

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  16. @ Bob The basic right of a human being is to have a decent job and a decent salary. One that can allow the human being to feed himself and family in a honest way and with honest work. Otherwise the human being any human being can turn to illegal ways in order to feed the family. If you dont understand this simple truth means that the slovak premier who answered to jounalists "you're not journalists, you are prostitutes!" was in essence right. Under Vucic one of the most hard cases of a murder of journalist, Curuvija case, was finally solved. There are at least 3-4 professional organizations of journalists in Serbia who defend in any possible way the interests of their category. Otherwise this world is a wild place to live and life has always been difficult for real journalists. Those who report state crimes and scandals like Assange did.
    (Skenderbeu 1444, 20 April 2019 16:44)

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  17. B92 where is the pics of 17-18 weeks of protesters ? Can’t piss of your dictator boss ha?
    (Who, 20 April 2019 15:39)

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  18. One of protesters told Reuters...

    Many Serbs remain opposed to Vucic's rule. Dragana, a nurse from central Serbia, said she did not come to Friday's rally voluntarily.

    "I had a choice, to decline and lose my job in the (state) hospital, or to be here,” said Dragana, who declined to give her last name.

    "They cannot win my mind, I must be here, but tomorrow I will join our real (opposition) protest against injustice and ... this ridiculousness."
    (Reality, 20 April 2019 14:48)

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  19. The fact that B92 is calling it MASSIVE, and is providing photos but did not do the same thing for the anti-government protest, tell you all you need to know about media freedom.
    (liburni, 20 April 2019 14:46)

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  20. Beautiful photo 📸.
    (Ljiljana, 20 April 2019 14:33)

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  21. the west can not leave serbia in peace. last week the propaganda campgain started again. may be they want to throw some bombs again if serbia thinks she can be free and decide her faith on her own?
    (svabo, 20 April 2019 13:40)

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  22. The future is like the past - another paranoid trainee dictator suppressing the freedom of Serbs to be properly informed and make proper choices.

    Welcome to 'President for Life' Vucic.

    Serbia will dump him eventually, but it will take too long.

    As usual the propaganda persuades those in the country, but fails to impress those in Belgrade.

    Same old story. We've seen it all before.

    Vucic talks too much. He is on the media talking rubbish too often. He is boring.

    Let's here more about the opposition. Lets have more analysis of the other demos. Come on B92 - that is your job. That's how democracy should work if it is to be done properly.
    (Bob, 20 April 2019 12:27)

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  23. Sorry, 50,000 unfortunate souls were forced to travel to Belgrade to secure they're job.
    (bob, 20 April 2019 09:02)

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  24. You can be independent journalist in Serbia, that prove a lot of youtube channels in Serbia that talk whatever they want. Nobody is touching them. And most of newspapers are also owned by foreign countries like everywhere else. Albanians, look how beautiful Belgrade is. Your country should invest their money in people and cities, infrastructure and not only in politics. Leave Serbia and Serbian people alone!
    (Snowflake, 20 April 2019 08:19)

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  25. According to that picture the nationalist leader loves to be surrounded by man. He must have mixed up this event with the pride parade.
    I am glad only 150.000 came and who know how much were pressured to come.
    (Tito reloaded, 20 April 2019 07:32)

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  26. Nothing like forced support from people to make the dictator feel good about himself.
    (Time, 19 April 2019 22:17) 

    Hmmmm. Let's talk about this. 1) You are right and Vucic can command 150000 citizens to bend at his will, which should be very worrisome to you if he possesses that kind of mind power...or 2) the citizens showed up on their own, which should be worrisome to you if the people are behaving this way on their own. Either way, A LOT of people showed up to support this guy. Good for them! It's their right. Any more sour grapes?
    (Bre, 20 April 2019 02:41)

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  27. Nothing like forced support from people to make the dictator feel good about himself.
    (Time, 19 April 2019 22:17)

    @ bobaj - You were told to stay in your own lane, Homer!!
    (Watcherovic, 20 April 2019 01:45)

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  28. Serbia has dropped 14 places on the 2019 World Press Freedom Index and now ranks 90th on the list of 180 countries, the Reporters Without Borders global media watchdog said on Thursday.''The authors of the report warned that Serbia is not safe for journalists. “Within five years of President Aleksandar Vucic in effect governing the country, Serbia has become a place where practising journalism is neither safe nor supported by the state,” the report said and warned of a rise in attacks on the media.'
    (bob, 19 April 2019 17:08)

    @ bobaj - LOL...stay in your lane, bobane…
    Your concern should be with your starving & unemployed fellow Albanians fenced in your "kosovaaaa" ghetto project...not press freedom in Srbija proper.
    (Watcherovic, 20 April 2019 01:42)

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  29. Serbia has dropped 14 places on the 2019 World Press Freedom Index and now ranks 90th on the list of 180 countries, the Reporters Without Borders global media watchdog said on Thursday.''The authors of the report warned that Serbia is not safe for journalists. “Within five years of President Aleksandar Vucic in effect governing the country, Serbia has become a place where practising journalism is neither safe nor supported by the state,” the report said and warned of a rise in attacks on the media.'
    (bob, 19 April 2019 17:08)

    The statistics that you just mentioned are kept hidden from the public in Serbia. Vucic is in total control of the press and the public is in total darkness. Serbia is the most hostile country in the Balkans.
    (Spring, 19 April 2019 22:14)

    @ springaj - sour grapes? LOL

    Bravo Vucice!
    (Watcherovic, 20 April 2019 01:39)

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  30. The statistics that you just mentioned are kept hidden from the public in Serbia. Vucic is in total control of the press and the public is in total darkness. Serbia is the most hostile country in the Balkans.
    (Spring, 19 April 2019 22:14)
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    Sources please.
    (Peggy, 20 April 2019 01:17)

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  31. Nothing like forced support from people to make the dictator feel good about himself.
    (Time, 19 April 2019 22:17)
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    How were these people forced? Marched out of their homes at gunpoint?
    (Peggy, 20 April 2019 01:16)

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  32. ::"Presidency Chairman Milorad Dodik, as well as retired Lt. Colonel Dragutin Dimcevski, a Battle of Kosare hero. ::"


    not first time looser are made heroes ...looser are made heroes since 1389 in serbia lol
    (Ministry of Humiliation and Propaganda, 20 April 2019 00:56)

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  33. the Reporters Without Borders global media watchdog said on Thursday.''The authors of the report warned that Serbia is not safe for journalists.
    (bob, 19 April 2019 17:08)

    The largest mass murder of journalists in Serbia was the 1999 bombing of RTS by NATO terrorists.
    NATO and their KLA co-terrorists harass and threaten freedom-loving Serbs and journalists to this day.
    (Zhukov, 19 April 2019 23:59)

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  34. Serbia has dropped 14 places on the 2019 World Press Freedom Index and now ranks 90th on the list of 180 countries, the Reporters Without Borders global media watchdog said on Thursday.''The authors of the report warned that Serbia is not safe for journalists. “Within five years of President Aleksandar Vucic in effect governing the country, Serbia has become a place where practising journalism is neither safe nor supported by the state,” the report said and warned of a rise in attacks on the media.'
    (bob, 19 April 2019 17:08) 

    Lol thanks for the update. Be sure to let us know if anything changes...
    (Bre, 19 April 2019 22:31)

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  35. Nothing like forced support from people to make the dictator feel good about himself.
    (Time, 19 April 2019 22:17)

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  36. Serbia has dropped 14 places on the 2019 World Press Freedom Index and now ranks 90th on the list of 180 countries, the Reporters Without Borders global media watchdog said on Thursday.''The authors of the report warned that Serbia is not safe for journalists. “Within five years of President Aleksandar Vucic in effect governing the country, Serbia has become a place where practising journalism is neither safe nor supported by the state,” the report said and warned of a rise in attacks on the media.'
    (bob, 19 April 2019 17:08)

    The statistics that you just mentioned are kept hidden from the public in Serbia. Vucic is in total control of the press and the public is in total darkness. Serbia is the most hostile country in the Balkans.
    (Spring, 19 April 2019 22:14)

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  37. Can see you guys are at work today.. the first step in getting a j o b is learning how to spell it. Then you have to learn a skill but that's next weeks lesson. One thing at a time. Great turnout for the rally!
    (Bre, 19 April 2019 22:12)

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  38. 170,000 people make a forced smile.
    (bob, 19 April 2019 19:26)

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  39. How many readers/commentors from this forum will attend?
    (How many, 19 April 2019 17:15)

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  40. 'Serbia has dropped 14 places on the 2019 World Press Freedom Index and now ranks 90th on the list of 180 countries, the Reporters Without Borders global media watchdog said on Thursday.''The authors of the report warned that Serbia is not safe for journalists. “Within five years of President Aleksandar Vucic in effect governing the country, Serbia has become a place where practising journalism is neither safe nor supported by the state,” the report said and warned of a rise in attacks on the media.'
    (bob, 19 April 2019 17:08)

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  41. is allah bundy and jewsus finna be deer?
    (Dardania'Alb, 19 April 2019 17:02)

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