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Mediji u službi državne politike
Media in the Service of the State Policy

Author(s): Slobodan Vuković
Subject(s): Media studies, Politics and communication
Published by: Institut za uporedno pravo
Keywords: media; state interests; political interests; keeping secret on crimes against Serbs;

Summary/Abstract: In this article, the author analyzes the relation between the media, the employees in the media and the politician and state officials, i.e. on several examples the author analyzes how much national interests and official statements have influence on the media reports. The author also analyzes how much those interests could have influence on wrong informations and how much that could keep crimes on secret. The word is about the example of Srebrenica on one side, and on the other side about crimes that were committed around Srebrenica, but against Serbs. The crimes against Serbs were kept on secret, but the crimes against Muslims were exaggerated. The general conclusion is that there is no pluralism of informations when the word is about the national and geostrategic interests. An example of that could be found in the Yugoslav experience, the Gulf-war, the Russia-Georgia war, etc. However, we could talk about pluralism of informations, when the word is about internal affairs in the societies in which the freedom of expression of different religious, political, philosophical, moral values and concepts exists.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 37-52
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Serbian