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Serbian independent media still repressed

The Association of independent broadcasting media (ANEM) accused Milosevic's regime of continued repression on independent media in Serbia. In their statement, ANEM listed ban of TV Mladenovac, indictment of owner of radio station "Studio Senta" and "VK" radio in Kikinda, Zoran Malesevic. ANEM also stated that Banja Luka independent newspaper "Nezavisne novine" were illegally confiscated on Serbia-Bosnia border. Association requested that Malesevic, whose trial was scheduled for Monday, would be cleared of all charges. ANEM greeted beginning of work of independent TV station "Soko" in Sokobanja. TV station began to broadcast again several days ago by decision of local authorities. Sokobanja's city officials are from opposition. TV station "Soko" was banned on March 27th, because poster od Radio B-92 (banned independent radio station from Belgrade) that was on the wall in station's office. Because of that "felony" owner and editor of "Soko" was arrested and he is still in jail.

Source: Free Serbia

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