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08 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 14829)  

 
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Title Round table on the need to regulate media ownership and promote transparency 
Description - Original Location: Belgrade, Serbia (S&M) 
Status Completed 
Date 16/03/2007 
Location Belgrade, Serbia
Countries CoE Members: Serbia
  Bilateral
  Joint Programme Activity - Media-Serb II
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP Media-Serb II - Support to promote freedom of expression and information and freedom of media in accordance with CoE/EU standards    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2006/DG2/JP/1648   Media-Serb 2 - To support the establishment of a regulatory framework for freedom of expression and for the media
Expected Result 1.1 - R.1 The compliance of new and/or amended existing laws and regulations on freedom of expression and freedom of the media with Council of Europe/EU standards.
 PoA
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Human Rights
Line of Action ⇒ I.3 – Human Rights in public policy
Programme ☆ I.3.4  Freedom of expression and information
Project 2004/DG2/41 Legislative assistance, training, awareness raising
Expected Result 1 Authorities are assisted to meet CoE standards when revising or developing regulatory frameworks concerning media and new communication services

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Round Table 
Directorate (Service) DG II Human Rights (Media Division)
CoE Contact DERVISAGIC, Lejla   email
Web Pages
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1 http://www.coe.int/media  
Last Modified 17/12/2007 


Activity Synopsis (ID# 14829) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) The general objectives of the round table were to discuss with participants:

- the Council of Europe and the European Union standards on media concentration;

- the possible strategies to promote media pluralism and media transparency in Serbia;

- current regulation in the field of media concentration and media transparency and its implementation in Serbia 
Output/Results A round table was organised on 16 March 2007 and was opened by Mr. Kojadinovic, Minister of Culture and Ms Nadia Cuk, Deputy Head of Office, Council of Europe Office in Belgrade. The expert speakers Ms Zrinjka Perusko (Professor of media studies, University of Zagreb, Croatia) and Ms Snjezana Milivojevic (professor, Faculty of Political Science, Belgrade University) presented the Council of Europe and the European Union standards on media concentration and initiated discussion on possible strategies to improve existent legislation and promote media pluralism and media transparency in Serbia.

Participants were media and legal professionals and representatives of NGOs. They recognised that the round table topic was very useful. Since the aim of activity was to raise awareness and to bring concrete conclusions on modalities of harmonisation of national legislation with the CoE and the EU standards in this field, participants have discussed possible strategies to improve current legislation. Participants have participated very actively and were interested in finding the best solution for the regulation of media concentration in Serbia.

The conclusion of the round table was that national legislation has to be changed. Participants agreed that the current regulation of media concentration is deficient and pointed out that it would be better to draft a new law instead of making amendments to the positive regulations. The round table was well covered by national and local electronic and print media.
 
Conclusions/Follow Up The conclusion of the round table was that national legislation has to be changed. Participants agreed that current regulation of media concentration is deficient and pointed out that it would be better to draft a new law instead of making amendments to the positive regulations. The round table was well covered by national and local electronic and print media.

Follow-up activities on the same topic will be organised in autumn. 
Participants Representatives of the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Economy, Professors of the Faculty of Political Science and Law Faculty , Media professionals, Journalists, representatives of other international and national organisations. 
Consultants/Experts Ms Zrinjka PERUSKO, Associate professor of media studies, Department of Journalism, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Chair of the Group of Specialists for media diversity, Council of Europe
Ms Snjezana MILIVOJEVIC, Professor, Faculty of Political Science, Belgrade University
 
CoE Secretariat Ms Lejla DERVISAGIC, Media Division, Directorate General of Human Rights
Mr Vladan JOKSIMOVIC, Council of Europe Office in Belgrade
Ms Maja STOJANOVIC, Council of Europe Office in Belgrade 
Total No. Participants 39 
Last Modified

17/12/2007 




 
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