Serbia prepares to elect a president amid a murky media landscape

Ahead of Sunday’s presidential election in Serbia, a New York Time piece details Serbian PM and presidential frontrunner Aleksandar Vucic’s control over Serbia’s media. The article states that, despite Vucic being elected PM as a reformer, little has changed since the late 1990s when then-information minister Vucic was the chief propagandist for the Melosevic regime and was censoring journalists and forcing critical media out of business. Vucic is expected to come in first place in Sunday’s vote, and he is angling for a majority in order to avoid a runoff election.


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