The average citizen of Serbia is informed about the war in Ukraine primarily through the most influential and pro-government mainstream media, reinforced with social media algorithms to spread manipulative, biased, propagandistic and conspiratorial content. Russian propaganda, backed by unethical and unprofessional reporting of local media, fits like a puzzle piece into the already established pro-regime and anti-Western manipulation tactics used for years in Serbia.
Citizens’ trust in civil society organizations is growing – this is one of the findings of the public opinion survey “Audit of political engagement in Serbia 2022” presented by Crta on the occasion of the World NGO Day. Almost 50 percent of respondents now believe that the civil sector protects the public interest, while ten years ago, only a third of citizens shared this opinion.
Citizens’ trust in civil society organizations is growing – this is one of the findings of the public opinion survey “Audit of political engagement in Serbia 2022” presented by Crta on the occasion of the World NGO Day. Almost 50 percent of respondents now believe that the civil sector protects the public interest, while ten…
The current situation in Serbian media is characterized by information disorder with extreme propaganda and manipulation of facts. In this analysis, we tried to uncover the main mechanisms, scope and nature of disinformation in Serbian media. Spread of disinformation in Serbian media Our main findings show that, numerically, disinformation overpowers the news. More precisely, …
The media landscape in Serbia is in a state of expansion with numerous non-transparent areas of the media scene, particularly related to media ownership and financing. A continual need for indicators and evidence that are essential for the debate on the extent to which the media market in Serbia supports values of democracy and pluralism, and functions according to the principles of the rule of law, is recognised.
The citizens of Serbia are less and less interested in Serbia’s future in the EU, while the attitude towards the war in Ukraine shifts. These are the results of CRTA’s field research of public opinion, done from September 24th to October 3rd. More than a third of citizens (36%) would be indifferent towards accession to the EU, while 28% would be glad, and 33% would be concerned. An even bigger percentage, 43%, would be indifferent towards rupture of EU accession negotiations.
During the first three months of the war in Ukraine, this topic was dominant in the media, while other topics were completely marginalised. Unlike the period before the start of the war when the media was sympathetic to Russia, after the start of the conflict that open support was softened. Nevertheless, according to media monitoring…
In order to encourage an open dialogue on key issues pertaining to the future of democracy in Serbia, in light of critical circumstances on the internal and international level, Crta organized the two-day multi-stakeholder international conference “Democracy; a Minimal Consensus” on June 27 and 28 in Belgrade. We gathered more than 200 representatives of state…
The goal of the survey was to determine the attitudes of Serbian citizens about the status of democracy in the country, in particular regarding the elections held on 3 April 2022, as well as foreign policy views. Specifically, it deals with the means of news information about social and political topics, opinions on the situation…
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.
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.
Because institutions serve the citizens. We need strong institutions with integrity which protect the public interest.
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.