Politika

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Not to be confused with Polityka.
Политика
Politika
Politika
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Type Daily newspaper
Format Berliner
Owner(s) Politika AD (50%)
East Media Group (50%)
Founder(s) Vladislav F. Ribnikar
Publisher Politika novine i magazini d.o.o.
Editor Ljiljana Smajlović
Founded January 25, 1904
Headquarters Makedonska 29
Belgrade, Serbia
Circulation 125,000
ISSN 0350-4395
OCLC number 231040838
Website www.politika.rs

Politika (Serbian Cyrillic: Политика; English: Politics) is a Serbian daily newspaper, published in Belgrade. Founded in 1904 by Vladislav F. Ribnikar, it is the oldest daily newspaper still in circulation in the Balkans and is considered the newspaper of record.[1]

Publishing and ownership[edit]

Politika is published by Politika novine i magazini (PNM), a joint venture between Politika AD and WAZ-Mediengruppe.

WAZ caused controversy when it sold its 50% stake in Politika to East Media Group, a previously unheard of company based in Moscow.[2][3]

PNM also publishes:

Editorial history[edit]

  • Živorad Minović 1985-1991
  • Aleksandar Prlja
  • Boško Jakšić (acting) January 11, 1994 - August 31, 1994
  • Dragan Antić
  • Vojin Partonić 2000-2001
  • Milan Mišić 2001-2005
  • Ljiljana Smajlović 2005-2008
  • Radmilo Kljajić (acting) October 1, 2008 - November 7, 2008
  • Dragan Bujošević November 7, 2008 -

Controversies[edit]

In the run-up to and during the breakup of Yugoslavia and the Yugoslav wars, Politika was under the control of Slobodan Milošević and the League of Communists of Serbia and was used as an instrument of propaganda to manipulate the history of Serbia and for warmongering, together with the Radio Television of Serbia. It blamed the local Kosovo Albanians for sodomizing Đorđe Martinović, and published fabricated reader letters claiming that the Albanians were "raping hundreds of Serbian women". Before and during the Croatian War of Independence, it published opinions on how "blood may shed again" in Croatia because of World War II, published claims on how the Vatican funded Croatia to break up Yugoslavia, etc. At the end of the Battle of Vukovar, it ran the fabricated story of the Vukovar children massacre.[4][5][6][7] The article was however retracted with a statement published the following day.[4]

In 1987, Politika published a controversial text known as Vojko i Savle.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grigorev Commentary in Politika: Serbs Vote is Pragmatic". The Bulletin Arcadia University. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 9 March 2014. ... wrote a commentary in the Jan. 26 issue of Politika, the Serbian newspaper of record and the oldest daily in the Balkans. 
  2. ^ "Germany's WAZ in surprise sale of stake in Serbian daily". B92. 2012-07-17. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  3. ^ "Daily Politika has new owner". Tanjug. 2012-07-18. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  4. ^ a b Renaud de la Brosse (2003-02-04). "Political Propaganda and the Plan to Create a "State for all Serbs" - Consequences of Using the Media for Ultra-Nationalist Ends - Part 1" (PDF). Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 
  5. ^ Renaud de la Brosse (2003-02-04). "Political Propaganda and the Plan to Create a "State for all Serbs" - Consequences of Using the Media for Ultra-Nationalist Ends - Part 2" (PDF). Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 
  6. ^ Renaud de la Brosse (2003-02-04). "Political Propaganda and the Plan to Create a "State for all Serbs" - Consequences of Using the Media for Ultra-Nationalist Ends - Part 3" (PDF). Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 
  7. ^ Renaud de la Brosse (2003-02-04). "Political Propaganda and the Plan to Create a "State for all Serbs" - Consequences of Using the Media for Ultra-Nationalist Ends - Part 4" (PDF). Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 

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