N1 (TV channel)

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N1
N1 logo.svg
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Broadcast areaBosnia and Herzegovina
Croatia
North Macedonia
Montenegro
Serbia
Slovenia[1]
HeadquartersBelgrade, Zagreb, Sarajevo[2]
Programming
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Ownership
OwnerUnited Group[3]
History
Launched30 October 2014; 7 years ago (2014-10-30)
Links
Websiten1info.com

N1 is a 24-hour cable news channel launched on 30 October 2014. The channel has headquarters in Ljubljana, Belgrade, Sarajevo and Zagreb and covers events happening in Central and Southeastern Europe.[4] Available on cable TV throughout former Yugoslavia, N1 is CNN International's local broadcast partner and affiliate[5][6] via an agreement with the London-based Turner Broadcasting System Europe. As it is focused on the audiences of the three countries in which it is headquartered, it has three separate editorial policies, separate reporters, TV studios as well as internet and mobile platforms. In cases where news overlaps, it is presented jointly.[7][8]

Serbia[edit]

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and Pauline Adès-Mével, a representative of Reporters Without Borders, described N1 as “the only big independent television station in Serbia”.[9][10][11] Workers have been constantly labeled as “traitors” and “foreign mercenaries” and received hundreds of insults and threats of physical violence through social media.[12] Unidentified individuals sent a letter to the station on 4 February 2019 threatening to kill its journalists and their families and blow up its offices.[13]

After Vučić was hospitalized with cardiovascular problems in November 2019, his associates and pro-regime media accused the N1 journalist Miodrag Sovilj of aggravating the President's health by probing allegations of corruption by government ministers.[14][15] The Council of Europe's platform on journalist safety warns about a lack of state response to intimidation, threats and a smear campaign against Sovilj.[16] The representative of Reporters Without Borders expressed concern about attacks faced by the Station’s executive director, as well as about the distribution of leaflets advising N1 to leave Serbia and threats made via social networks.[11]

In January 2020, the European Federation of Journalists associated itself with the Independent Association of Serbia’s Journalists in supporting N1. It stated that it viewed the state-owned cable operator’s decision to drop N1 as an attempt to shut down critical discourse in Serbia.[17] Parallel to the dispute between the United Group and cable operator, Harlem Désir, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media and Reporters Without Borders both expressed concern over cyberattacks on N1’s Serbian web portal and mobile app.[18][19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "N1 - O nama" (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Regionalni news kanal N1 sutra kreće s emitiranjem" (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 30 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Počinje sa radom TV N1" (in Serbian). Archived from the original on 1 November 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  4. ^ "O nama". N1 (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 2022-03-30. Retrieved 2022-03-28.
  5. ^ "Merlić: Na N1 središnji dnevnik u 19, a vijesti svakih trideset minuta" (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  6. ^ "N1 starta sutra u 14 sati" (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 31 October 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Prva regionalna 24-satna news platforma N1 od 30. listopada" (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 31 October 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  8. ^ "TELEVIZIJA N1 POČELA DA RADI: Prvi gosti novoizabrani članovi Predsedništva BiH!" (in Serbian). Archived from the original on 31 October 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  9. ^ "Presidential election 2017, OSCE/ODIHR Election Assessment Mission Final Report". Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. Archived from the original on 15 June 2017. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Reporteri bez granica osuđuju napade na TV N1". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Archived from the original on 19 November 2019. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  11. ^ a b "RSF reminds Vucic about promise and says leave N1 alone,look at tabloids". N1. Archived from the original on 29 November 2019. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  12. ^ "Serbia: IFJ/EFJ condemns targeted campaign against N1 television". International Federation of Journalists. Archived from the original on 28 March 2019. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  13. ^ "N1TV Journalists Subjected to Death Threats". Council of Europe. Archived from the original on 1 April 2019. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Serbia's president released from hospital". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 19 November 2019. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  15. ^ "N1 TV under attack again; journalist say it's dangerous; new attack on Sovilj". N1. Archived from the original on 29 November 2019. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  16. ^ "Journalist Miodrag Sovilj Targeted by Smear Campaign after Interviewing President Vučić". Council of Europe. Archived from the original on 2 March 2021. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  17. ^ "EFJ supports #letn1beseen initiative in Serbia". N1. Archived from the original on 29 January 2020. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  18. ^ "OSCE media official concerned over cyber-attacks on N1". N1. Archived from the original on 29 January 2020. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  19. ^ "Reporters Without Borders condemns cyber-attacls on N1 portal". N1. Archived from the original on 30 January 2020. Retrieved 30 January 2020.

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