Beta News Agency

The Beta News Agency (Serbian Cyrillic: Новинска агенција Бета) is a Serbian news media agency headquartered in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. It was established in 1992.

Beta News Agency
Native name
Новинска агенција Бета
IndustryNews media
Founded18 March 1992; 28 years ago (1992-03-18) (Founded)
Headquarters,
Serbia
Key people
Radomir Diklić (Director)
RevenueDecrease 0.56 million (2018)[1]
Increase 0.002 million (2018)[1]
Total assetsIncrease €0.26 million (2018)[2]
Total equitySteady €0 (2018)[2]
Number of employees
49 (2018)
Websitebeta.rs

HistoryEdit

It was established on 19 March 1992 with aim to "provide full and objective coverage of events in the country (Serbia) and the region of Southeast Europe".[3]

In 2000, the agency was fined by the government (the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia under Slobodan Milošević) for publishing anti-establishment materials. The agency was fined 150,000 dinars (approx. US$12,860 or €13,630 at the time), and the agency's director and chief editor were each fined 80,000 dinars (approx. US$6,860 or €7,270 at the time). The fines were denounced by Reporters Without Borders.[4] Over the time, it has received funds from the National Endowment for Democracy.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Bilans uspeha (2018) – Beta". apr.gov.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Bilans stanja (2018) – Beta". apr.gov.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  3. ^ Beta press - O nama Archived June 23, 2012, at the Wayback Machine (in Serbian)
  4. ^ "Beta independent news agency heavily fined (press release)". IFEX (organization). Reporters Without Border. 20 April 2000. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Annual Report" (PDF). National Endowment for Democracy. 2011.

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