Ruling party's "Uncensored Lies" exhibition touring Serbia
An exhibition organized by the ruling SNS party's Council for Information, dubbed "Uncensored Lies" has been staged in the town of Krusevac.Source: B92
The opening in Krusevac was attended by SNS officials Nebojsa Stefanovic and Marko Djuric, who serve as deputy PM and interior minister, and head of the Office for Kosovo, respectively, and by former cabinet ministers Nikola Selakovic and Bratislav Gasic.
In attendance were also National Assembly President Maja Gojkovic, and political analyst Dejan Vuk Stankovic.
Organizers said the goal of the exhibition that presents media articles mentioning SNS leader and PM Aleksandar Vucic and other SNS officials in a negative context was to show there was no censorship in Serbia.
NUNS and NDNV journalists associations reacted at the time by saying the exhibition was the pinnacle of cynicism on the part of the SNS and the authorities, and represented more pressure on the fragile freedom of expression.
Vucic soon visited the exhibition in Belgrade to say it reflected Serbian society's democratic spirit, and proved the accusations of censorship to be "meaningless."
In the meantime, several cartoonists whose work is featured in "Uncensored Lies" have announced they will sue the SNS for unauthorized use of their drawings.
In response to the SNS move, the Serbian Left party also organized a street exhibition in downtown Belgrade, and dubbed it "Censored Truths."