OUR INITIATIVES

REM remains tin-eared for suggestions from a public debate

/ 23.01.2020.

On the basis of a Draft Rulebook for carrying out the obligations by public service broadcasters, that the Regulatory Authority of Electronic Media  (REM) adopted on January 20th, CRTA regrets that the REM clearly has no intention to exercise its legal role and to protect the public interest in the electoral process. The adopted Rulebook did not include any of the essential suggestions made by the participants in the public debate that took place by the end of last year.

The elections could deepen the political crisis

/ 16.01.2020.

“We are worried that the upcoming elections could deepen the crisis of democracy in Serbia. We fear that the number of citizens who do not see elections as a path of political change will increase and that even greater conflicts could threaten political stability in Serbia and the region”, has said today in Paris Vukosava Crnjanski, director at CRTA, while addressing the Monitoring Council of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

Middle management capacity building training: Terms of reference

/ 27.12.2019.

Towards supporting the growth both within individual teams and the organization as a whole, CRTA invites an expert consultancy for further strengthening of middle management skills and competencies, including concrete skills such as decision making, facilitation and meeting management, offering feedback, managing relationships through training and coaching.

Prime Minister Brnabić and Minister Đorđević in a public officials’ campaign

/ 27.12.2019.

CRTA filed complaints to the Anti-Corruption Agency against Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić, and Minister of labour, employment, veteran and social policy Zoran Đorđević, for violating legal provisions preventing misuse of public resources in order to promote a political
party.

Citizens do not report corruption because of distrust in institutions

/ 24.12.2019.

The number of Serbian citizens who would not report corruption due to fear of consequences and distrust in competent institutions significantly increased according to the results of a comprehensive poll “Public Opinion and Corruption” conducted by the CRTA in November 2019.

Insufficient implementation of the recommendations of international and domestic election observers

/ 20.12.2019.

The CRTA welcomes the decision of the OSCE/ODIHR mission that assessed that it is necessary that this international organisation monitors the upcoming elections in Serbia to the fullest extent.

Istinomer website under the attack of hackers, a criminal complaint filed

/ 17.12.2019.

Today, Istinomer editorial board has filed a criminal complaint against NN persons to the Cyber Crime Department of Serbian Ministry of Interior because of the DDOS attack carried out against Istinomer website on 16 December 2019.

Insufficient legal improvements to prevent a public officials’ campaign

/ 14.12.2019.

By adopting amendments to the Law on Prevention of Corruption, the Anti-Corruption Agency Act and the Law on Financing Political Activities, the National Assembly missed the opportunity to contribute to a more efficient prevention of public officials’ campaigning.

Rulebook on Obligations of Media Service Providers during Election Campaigns

/ 13.12.2019.

This Draft on the Rulebook on Obligations of Media Service Providers during Election Campaigns establishes detailed rules for carrying out the obligations set forth in articles 47 to 59 of the Law on Electronic Media (article 60 of the Law on Electronic Media).

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Democratic culture

Because politics is not just for politicians. It is our human and citizen right to participate in the processes of making decisions which influence our lives. A dialogue has no alternative.

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Free and fair elections

Because elections are the pillars of democracy. It is every citizen’s right to decide on whom to give his/her vote in free and fair conditions. Our vote is valuable and it can make a difference.

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Open institutions

Because institutions serve the citizens. We need strong institutions with integrity which protect the public interest.

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Free media

Because media should ask questions and critically analyse the reality. We need the media which protect the public interest and tackle the needs of the citizens.