Tanjug (/'tʌnjʊg/) (Serbian Cyrillic: Танјуг; sometimes stylized as TANJUG) is the Serbian state news agency based in Belgrade.[3]

Native name
TypeState-owned enterprise
IndustryNews media
Founded31 October 1995; 25 years ago (1995-10-31) (Current form)
5 November 1943; 77 years ago (1943-11-05) (Founded)
Obilićev Venac 2, Belgrade
Key people
Branka Đukić (Director)
RevenueDecrease 1.10 million (2018)[1]
Negative increase (€0.27 million) (2018)[1]
Total assetsDecrease €1.12 million (2018)[2]
Total equityDecrease €0.54 million (2018)[2]
OwnerGovernment of Serbia
Number of employees
1 (2018)


Tanjug Headquarters in Belgrade

Founded in 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).[3][4] 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 rumors, Tanjug ceased its operations due to financial problems.[5] 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.[6] However, since then most of its former employees are working on part-time contracts and have not guaranteed working rights.[7]

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  1. ^ a b "Bilans uspeha (2018) - Tanjug" (PDF). apr.gov.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Bilans stanja (2018) - Tanjug" (PDF). apr.gov.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b http://www.tanjug.rs/otanjugu.aspx
  4. ^ Garson, G. David (2000). Social Dimensions of Information Technology: Issues for the New Millennium. Idea Group Inc (IGI). ISBN 9781878289865.page 308
  5. ^ "Tanjug se gasi, zaposlenima samo otpremnine". b92.net (in Serbian). Beta. 3 November 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Brajović: Tanjug nije ugašen". N1 Srbija. Retrieved 2017-01-12.
  7. ^ Miljković, M. D. (5 November 2016). "Tanjug radi i bez zaposlenih". danas.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 11 October 2018.

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