Beta News Agency

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Beta News Agency
Native name
Новинска агенција Бета
IndustryNews media
Founded18 March 1992; 27 years ago (1992-03-18) (Founded)
Headquarters,
Serbia
Key people
Radomir Diklić (Director)
RevenueDecrease 0.59 million (2017)[1]
Decrease 0.041 million (2017)[1]
Total assetsDecrease €2.23 million (2017)[2]
Total equitySteady €0 (2017)[2]
Number of employees
57 (2017)
Websitebeta.rs

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]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bilans uspeha (2017) – Beta". apr.gov.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Bilans stanja (2017) – Beta". apr.gov.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 31 March 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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