Tanjug (/'tʌnjʊg/) (Serbian Cyrillic: Танјуг; sometimes stylized as TANJUG) was a Serbian state news agency based in Belgrade, which officially ceased to exist in March 2021. Since then, Belgrade based private company Tanjug Tačno, acquired the rights to use the intellectual property rights and trademarks of the former agency.

Native name
TypeState-owned enterprise
IndustryNews media
Founded31 October 1995 (1995-10-31) (Last form)
5 November 1943 (1943-11-05) (Founded)
Defunct9 March 2021 (2021-03-09)
Obilićev Venac 2, Belgrade
OwnerGovernment of Serbia


Tanjug Headquarters in Belgrade
Former Tanjug official logo

Founded on 5 November 1943 as Yugoslavia's official news agency, its name is an acronym of its full original native name Telegrafska agencija nove Jugoslavije ("Telegraphic Agency of New Yugoslavia").

From 1975 to the mid-1980s, Tanjug had a leading role in the Non-Aligned News Agencies Pool (NANAP), a collaborating group of news agencies of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).[1] Tanjug professionals helped equip and train journalists and technicians of state media in other NAM countries, mainly in Africa and South Asia.

On 31 October 2015, according to media reports, Tanjug ceased its operations due to financial problems.[2] Soon after, state secretary in the Ministry of Culture and Information eventually dispelled these rumors, but acknowledged the difficulties and said a public–private partnership could be the solution to the problem.[3] However, the agency continued working, signed contracts with state bodies and won various public tenders and other jobs related to news agencies.[4] Also, since then most of its former employees are working on part-time contracts and have not guaranteed working rights.[5]

On 9 March 2021, Tanjug officially ceased to exist.[4] Since then, Belgrade based private company Tanjug Tačno, owned by "Minacord media" (majority owner being Željko Joksimović) and "Radiotelevizija Pančevo", acquired the 10-year rights to use the intellectual property rights and trademarks of the agency.[6][7]

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  1. ^ Garson, G. David (2000). Social Dimensions of Information Technology: Issues for the New Millennium. Idea Group Inc (IGI). ISBN 9781878289865.page 308
  2. ^ "Tanjug se gasi, zaposlenima samo otpremnine". b92.net (in Serbian). Beta. 3 November 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Brajović: Tanjug nije ugašen". N1 Srbija. Retrieved 2017-01-12.
  4. ^ a b ""Tanjug" obrisan iz APR-a, šest godina nakon što je prestao da postoji". 021.rs (in Serbian). 9 March 2021. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  5. ^ Miljković, M. D. (5 November 2016). "Tanjug radi i bez zaposlenih". danas.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Tanjug izbrisan iz gospodarskog registra, servise preuzela tvrtka 'Tačno' pjevača Joksimovića". jutarnji.hr (in Serbian). Hina. 9 March 2021. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  7. ^ Đurić, Dimitrije (25 December 2020). ""Rešen" problem privatizacije Tanjuga, Sekulić kaže – pitanje gimnastike". n1info.com (in Serbian). Retrieved 15 March 2022.

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