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-----Original Message----- From: Veran Matic [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 1998 7:31 PM To: nettime-l@Desk.nl Subject: <nettime> Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Reiterates His Threats to Independent Media Sender: email@example.com Precedence: bulk Vojislav Seselj Reiterates His Threats Belgrade--October 6, 1998 In the "Interview of the Day" show by Radio B92, leader of the Serbian Radical Party and Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Vojislav Seselj today reiterated his threats with repercussions for journalists who work as correspondents of the international media and for local broadcast media outlets which carry news programs by foreign media. Seselj interpreted yesterday's note sent by Serbian Information Minister Aleksandar Vucic as an official warning which might very soon be followed by an official decree of the Serbian Government that would include sanctions for those who breached the decree's ban on rebroadcasts of news shows by foreign media. Although Vucic's note had qualified the rebroadcasts of the foreign programming as "a direct attack on the constitutional system and legal order of the country, as well as a conscious involvement in espionage activities against your own people" and threatened with "adequate punishement", legal sanctions Seselj today listed included closures, seizures of equipment and possibly criminal procedures against individuals. He neverhteless strongly advised that broadcast media take this warning seriously, because the "Serbian Government shall prevent any attempt to undermine our [Serbia's] defense power" by rebroadcasts of "foreign psychological propaganda". He warned that not only would broadcast media be forbidden to carry foreign news programs, but their editors would be summoned for briefings in the Serbian Government and the Information Ministry where they will be instructed as to the content of their stations' programming. He insisted that "journalists taking money from the American, German, British and French media" were "spies helping these countries' anti-Serb efforts", and added that the criterion for foreign support to local media was these media's anti-Serb position. He named Radio B92 as one that qualified as "anti-Serb". -- Veran Matic, Editor in Chief tel: +381-11-322-9109 Radio B92, Belgrade, Yugoslavia fax: +381-11-322-4378 Radio B92 Official Web Site --- http://www.opennet.org/ --- # distributed via nettime-l : no commercial use without permission # <nettime> is a closed moderated mailinglist for net criticism, # collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets # more info: firstname.lastname@example.org and "info nettime-l" in the msg body # URL: http://www.desk.nl/~nettime/ contact: email@example.com -- * Verspreid via nettime-nl. Commercieel gebruik niet toegestaan zonder * toestemming. <nettime-nl> is een gesloten en gemodereerde mailinglist * over net-kritiek. Meer info: firstname.lastname@example.org met 'info nettime-nl' in de * tekst v/d email. Archief: http://www.factory.org/nettime-nl. Contact: * email@example.com. Int. editie: http://www.desk.nl/~nettime.