Beta News Agency

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Beta News Agency
Native name
Новинска агенција Бета
IndustryNews media
Founded18 March 1992; 30 years ago (1992-03-18)
Headquarters,
Serbia
Key people
Radomir Diklić (Director)
RevenueDecrease 0.56 million (2018)[1]
Increase 0.002 million (2018)[1]
Total assetsIncrease €0.26 million (2018)[2]
Total equitySteady €0 (2018)[2]
OwnerSee ownership structure
Number of employees
49 (2018)
Websitebeta.rs

The Beta Press d.o.o., or more commonly the Beta News Agency (Serbian Cyrillic: Новинска агенција Бета), is a Serbian news media agency headquartered in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. It was established in 1992.

History[edit]

It was established on 19 March 1992 with aim to "provide full and objective coverage of events in the country (Serbia) and the region of Southeast Europe".[3]

In 2000, the agency was fined by the government (the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia under Slobodan Milošević) for publishing anti-establishment materials. The agency was fined 150,000 dinars (approx. US$12,860 or €13,630 at the time), and the agency's director and chief editor were each fined 80,000 dinars (approx. US$6,860 or €7,270 at the time). The fines were denounced by Reporters Without Borders.[4] Over the time, it has received funds from the National Endowment for Democracy.[5]

Ownership[edit]

The following organizations and individuals compose the ownership structure:

  • Radomir Diklić (12.5%)
  • Ljubica Marković (12.5%)
  • Dragan Janjić (12.5%)
  • Branislava Nikšić (12.5%)
  • Julija Bogoev-Ostojić (12.5%)
  • Dušan Reljić (12.5%)
  • Beta Press d.o.o. (6.25%)
  • Media Investment Loan Fund (6.25%)
  • Zlata Kureš (6.25%)
  • Ivan Cvejić (6.25%)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bilans uspeha (2018) – Beta". apr.gov.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Bilans stanja (2018) – Beta". apr.gov.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  3. ^ Beta press - O nama Archived June 23, 2012, at the Wayback Machine (in Serbian)
  4. ^ "Beta independent news agency heavily fined (press release)". IFEX (organization). Reporters Without Border. 20 April 2000. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Annual Report" (PDF). National Endowment for Democracy. 2011.

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