N1 (TV channel)

N1 is a 24-hour cable news channel launched on 30 October 2014. The channel has headquarters in Belgrade, Sarajevo and Zagreb and covers events in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia. Available on cable TV throughout former Yugoslavia, N1 is CNN International's local broadcast partner and affiliate[4][5] via an agreement with the London-based Turner Broadcasting System Europe. As it is focused on the audiences of the three countries in which it is headquartered, it has three separate editorial policies, separate reporters, TV studios as well as internet and mobile platforms. In cases where news overlap, information is presented jointly.[6][7]

N1
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Broadcast areaBosnia and Herzegovina
Croatia
North Macedonia
Montenegro
Serbia
Slovenia[1]
HeadquartersBelgrade, Zagreb, Sarajevo[2]
Programming
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Ownership
OwnerUnited Group[3]
History
Launched30 October 2014; 6 years ago (2014-10-30)
Links
Websitewww.n1info.com
Availability
Satellite
TotalTV (Croatia)Channel 7

SerbiaEdit

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and Pauline Adès-Mével, a representative of the Reporters Without Borders, described N1 as “the only big independent television in Serbia”.[8][9][10] Workers have been constantly labeled as “traitors” and “foreign mercenaries” and received hundreds of insults and threats of physical violence through social media.[11] TV station received a letter on 4 February 2019 threatening to kill the journalists and their families and to blow up the office.[12]

After Vučić was hospitalized for cardiovascular problems in November 2019, his associates and pro-regime media accused the N1 journalists Miodrag Sovilj of worsening the president's health by asking questions about alleged corruption by government ministers.[13][14] The Council of Europe's platform on journalist safety warns about a lack of state reaction after intimidation, threats and smear campaign against Sovilj.[15] The representative of the Reporters Without Borders expressed concern about the attack on N1 director, as well as the leaflets with a message to N1 to leave Serbia and the threats via social networks.[10]

In January 2020, the European Federation of Journalists said they joined the Independent Association of Serbia’s Journalists in supporting N1, described they saw the state-owned cable operators' decision to drop N1 as an attempt to shut down a critical view in Serbia.[16] Parallel to the dispute between the United Group and cable operator, Harlem Désir, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, and the Reporters Without Borders expressed concern over the cyberattacks on the N1 web portal and mobile app in Serbia.[17][18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "N1 - O nama" (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Regionalni news kanal N1 sutra kreće s emitiranjem" (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 30 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Počinje sa radom TV N1" (in Serbian). Archived from the original on 1 November 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Merlić: Na N1 središnji dnevnik u 19, a vijesti svakih trideset minuta" (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  5. ^ "N1 starta sutra u 14 sati" (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 31 October 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Prva regionalna 24-satna news platforma N1 od 30. listopada" (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 31 October 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  7. ^ "TELEVIZIJA N1 POČELA DA RADI: Prvi gosti novoizabrani članovi Predsedništva BiH!" (in Serbian). Archived from the original on 31 October 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  8. ^ "Presidential election 2017, OSCE/ODIHR Election Assessment Mission Final Report". Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Reporteri bez granica osuđuju napade na TV N1". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  10. ^ a b "RSF reminds Vucic about promise and says leave N1 alone,look at tabloids". N1. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  11. ^ "Serbia: IFJ/EFJ condemns targeted campaign against N1 television". International Federation of Journalists. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  12. ^ "N1TV Journalists Subjected to Death Threats". Council of Europe. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  13. ^ "Serbia's president released from hospital". The Washington Post. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  14. ^ "N1 TV under attack again; journalist say it's dangerous; new attack on Sovilj". N1. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  15. ^ "Journalist Miodrag Sovilj Targeted by Smear Campaign after Interviewing President Vučić". Council of Europe. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  16. ^ "EFJ supports #letn1beseen initiative in Serbia". N1. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  17. ^ "OSCE media official concerned over cyber-attacks on N1". N1. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  18. ^ "Reporters Without Borders condemns cyber-attacls on N1 portal". N1. Retrieved 30 January 2020.

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