Beta News Agency
|Новинска агенција Бета|
|Founded||18 March 1992|
|Radomir Diklić (Director)|
|Revenue||€0.56 million (2018)|
|0.002 million (2018)|
|Total assets||€0.26 million (2018)|
|Total equity||€0 (2018)|
|Owner||See ownership structure|
Number of employees
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.
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".
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. Over the time, it has received funds from the National Endowment for Democracy.
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%)
- "Bilans uspeha (2018) – Beta". apr.gov.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 2 November 2019.
- "Bilans stanja (2018) – Beta". apr.gov.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 2 November 2019.
- Beta press - O nama Archived June 23, 2012, at the Wayback Machine (in Serbian)
- "Beta independent news agency heavily fined (press release)". IFEX (organization). Reporters Without Border. 20 April 2000. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
- "Annual Report" (PDF). National Endowment for Democracy. 2011.