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Media Fear Industry

What is an average citizen of Serbia really exposed to during one day? Do the headlines make him dizzy? All the announced wars and frequent crises and ‘crises’? What are his earworms? Can he escape the role assigned to him, or is the blue pill an inevitability actually?

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Opting neither for the East nor for the West, but to Stay in Power

“Vučić crushed by both the East and the West,” “EuroPride is a hybrid war against Serbia,” “Litany procession remotely controlled from Moscow,” “America pushing us into the LGBT war,” “EuroPride – a difficult test for Vučić and the country,” – these are some of the headlines used by national newspapers on their front pages to […]

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The Progressives Radically Striding to Moderation

If Vučić and the Progressives, who used to be Radicals, cleanse themselves of everything that has happened in the last ten years with a new name change, then it will be a completely new level of what is incredible, but possible. Because when they renounced the Radicals, the Progressives had to formally renounce Vojislav Šešelj, […]

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Aleksandar Vučić’s Serbia: Democracy as a New Name for Corruption

Somehow lost between West and East, democracy and authoritarianism, disturbing facts about the crimes committed in the recent Yugoslav wars and idealized picture of the self, Serbia gives a scary example of how slow and troubled transition can be, and how difficult it is to overcome the past. In the present day, the most powerful […]

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The Media on Operation Storm – Harrowing Memory or Warmongering?

The claim that the Croats hate us, and that one should never holiday on their coast, was avoidable only by getting your news from a single newspaper, or staying away from newspapers altogether, and by every means avoiding television channels with news shows. Some wondered what the intention of the tabloid editors could be, whether […]

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The relationship with truth and disinformation is emotional

“The problems with disinformation and fake news are universal. Some societies have different experiences because of their media ecosystem. Or because of how many people follow the news online. Or how much news reaches them online. We know that in different countries people use different platforms. You can see trends that vary slightly, but the […]

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