An Unusual Alliance

Friday, March 07, 2014


The Serbian government has established a commission to investigate unsolved murders of journalists. Remarkably, the commission includes both police and journalists. Bob talks with Politika editor Ljiljana Smajlović about what the commission has already accomplished and her hopes for what it might achieve in the future. 


Ljiljana Smajlovic

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Bob Garfield

Comments [2]


This was a really disappointing story. While it's great that On the Media is covering censorship in the Balkan region, it's not at all great that they attempted to do so by speaking with Smajlovic, whose paper is a mouthpiece for the government. The state is rapidly falling back into a dictatorship, and people are scared and left with no real voice. Keep an eye out for what happens after "elections" on March 16 and the ways in which power is being seized/consolidated.

Mar. 10 2014 11:36 PM
Rachel Cline

Great story but the last minute or so of Ljiljana Smajlović's interview was overdubbed with NPR promo-blather. What up?

Mar. 07 2014 08:43 PM

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