Informer (newspaper)

Informer is a pro-government daily tabloid newspaper published in Belgrade, Serbia. As of 2016, it is allegedly highest-circulation daily in Serbia, with over 100,000 copies sold every day.

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Informer's 26 December 2013 front page, announcing Serbian tycoon Miroslav Mišković's €200,000 payout to his legal defense team.
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatTabloid
Owner(s)Insajder tim d.o.o.
EditorDragan J. Vučićević
Founded10 May 2012; 7 years ago (2012-05-10)[1]
Political alignmentSerbian Progressive Party[2][3]
Sensationalism[4][5]
Populism
HeadquartersTerazije 5/7, Belgrade, Serbia
Circulation~102,000 copies sold (2016)
Websitewww.informer.rs

The newspaper deals with various topics including politics, regional and world news, popular culture, health, and sports. It is known for political bias in favor of the currently ruling Serbian Progressive Party[6]

It is also notorious[7][8] for publishing false information,[9][10][11] insulting and discrediting Aleksandar Vučić's political opponents.[12] The texts published by the tabloid sometimes include chauvinist discourse.[13][14][15][16]

In 2015, Informer was responsible for a scandal after publishing screenshots of a porn clip starring American adult actress Diamond Foxxx, for which the newspapers claimed to be a secret sex tape of Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović.[17] This action was "sharply condemned" by Serbian Ministry of Culture and Information which called for sanctioning of individuals responsible for this,[18] as well as MP Azra Jasavić in neighbouring Monteregro, where these newspapers are also being published. Jasavić called for changes in law that would prevent Informer's "brutaisation over women" which are according to her being especially targeted by this tabloid.[19]

In January 2019, EU vs Disinformation published that in 2018, Informer was one of the leading Serbian tabloids in publishing false narratives and spreading of war rhetoric.[20]

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  1. ^ "Objavljen prvi broj dnevnika - 'Informer'". mondo.rs. MONDO. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  2. ^ "(VIDEO) FUNKCIONER SNS POTVRDIO ONO ŠTO JE SRBIJA SUMNJALA: Informer je naš stranački list!".
  3. ^ Komunikacije, Neomedia. "Razgovor s vlasnikom Informera, najzloćudnijeg tabloida Balkana: Vučićeviću, jeste li vi budala? / Novi list". novilist.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  4. ^ "U.S. ambassador dubs pro-regime tabloid Informer scum - Slavko Ćuruvija fondacija". Slavko Ćuruvija fondacija. 2017-06-01. Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  5. ^ "IZ BEOGRADA PERO ZLATAR Kako je naša predsjednica postala Diamond Fox u srpskom Informeru". jutarnji.hr. Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  6. ^ "(VIDEO) FUNKCIONER SNS POTVRDIO ONO ŠTO JE SRBIJA SUMNJALA: Informer je naš stranački list!".
  7. ^ "Serbia Tabloid Targets BIRN, Other Media, as 'Mercenaries'". Retrieved 2018-07-08.
  8. ^ "Vlasnik najtiražnijih novina u Srbiji: Svi smo mi Šešelj" (in Croatian). Retrieved 2018-07-08.
  9. ^ "U.S. ambassador dubs pro-regime tabloid Informer scum - Slavko Ćuruvija fondacija". Slavko Ćuruvija fondacija. 2017-06-01. Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  10. ^ "IZ BEOGRADA PERO ZLATAR Kako je naša predsjednica postala Diamond Fox u srpskom Informeru". jutarnji.hr. Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  11. ^ ""Informer" mora da plati 150.000 dinara uredniku KRIK-a". N1 Srbija (in Serbian). Retrieved 2018-07-08.
  12. ^ Komunikacije, Neomedia. "Razgovor s vlasnikom Informera, najzloćudnijeg tabloida Balkana: Vučićeviću, jeste li vi budala? / Novi list". novilist.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  13. ^ "GOVOR MRŽNJE: "Šiptarske svinjarije" u obradi "Informera"". http://portalanalitika.me (in Bosnian). Retrieved 2018-07-08. External link in |work= (help)
  14. ^ "Ko s Informerom tikve sadi". Dnevni list Danas (in Serbian). 2016-11-17. Retrieved 2018-07-08.
  15. ^ "e-novine.com - Proterajte Sonju Biserko iz Srbije". e-novine.com (in Serbian). Retrieved 2018-07-08.
  16. ^ "NUNS: Šovinističko denunciranje Dinka Gruhonjića | Cenzolovka". Cenzolovka (in Serbian). 2016-02-16. Retrieved 2018-07-08.
  17. ^ "Vučićević: "Na naslovnici "Informera" nije Kolinda Grabar Kitarović". Avaz.ba (in Bosnian). Retrieved 2017-09-26.
  18. ^ "LAŽI INFORMERA: Ministarstvo kulture od tužilaštva traži prijavu protiv Vučićevića!". kurir.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 2017-09-26.
  19. ^ Montenegro, Cafe Del (2015-01-18). "Jasavić: Zaustaviti iživljavanje Informera nad ženama". Crna Gora (in Serbian). Retrieved 2017-09-26.
  20. ^ "700 False News Stories In Serbian Tabloids In 2018". EU vs DISINFORMATION. 2019-01-18. Retrieved 2019-03-06.

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