by Priscilla Son

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“It is important to remember that journalists need artists as well. It is the duty of media to report on art and their readership expects them to do so as well.”

We all know media exposure matters in building up an artist’s career. The more visible and accessible the work, the more likely it will be discovered...

by Shona Kambarami

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Marija Šajkaš (pronounced as Maria Say-kash) is an SGPIA alum who is a communications and political consultant based in New York City. Her expertise lie in media, immigration, and transitional justice in the Balkans and Eastern Europe. Marija also works as a foreign correspondent for a Belgrade-based weekly publication and her first novel was just translated into English...

by Jovana Katić

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Marija Šajkaš nas danas inspiriše! Upoznajte njen svet lepe pisane reči. Nas je potpuno očarala, a sigurno će i vas!

Novinarstvom sam počela da se bavim pre 25 godina. To je bilo jedno sasvim drugo vreme. Jugoslavija je bila jedna država sa komunističkim rukovodstvom na čelu. Pamtim da je u redakciju “Politike Ekspres” stizao faks od dopisnika koji je unapred bio cenzurisan. Delovi teksta su bili zamaskirani tamnom olovkom....

by Valerie Sinden

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CIMA hosted a talk-show style discussion this week on the precarious situation for media in the Balkans, featuring Milka Tadic Mijovic of the Weekly Monitor and Marija Sajkas of the Media Diversity Institute. The panel, on April 2, opened with moderator Ivana Cvetkovic Bajrovic , NED’s senior program officer for Europe, setting the stage for why the conversation matters, especially in Washington where shifting priorities create an environment where massive investment may not necessarily have the follow up needed to truly improve a media environment.


Dear Marija,

I am reviewing your adviser comments for the Freedom of the Press report on Serbia, and I wanted to tell you how incredibly informative and helpful they are. Thank you very much for your careful attention! The reports are better for it, not to mention that it makes my job easier.

Shannon O'Toole
Editor, Freedom in the World & Freedom of the Press