Olja Bećković

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Olja Bećković
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Bećković receiving the 2013 Jug Grizelj Award in March 2014.
Born (1964-05-01) 1 May 1964 (age 53)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Residence Belgrade, Serbia
Nationality Serbian
Occupation Journalist

Olivera "Olja" Bećković (Serbian Cyrillic: Оља Бећковић; born 1 May 1964) is a Serbian journalist, actress and television presenter.

She has been hosting political talk show on B92 TV Utisak nedelje (English: Impression of the Week) since 1991.[1]

Career[edit]

Bećković studied drama in Belgrade[2] and trained as an actress until the age of twenty five before switching over to journalism.[3]

In March 2014 Bećković received the Jug Grizelj Award.[4][5] Her talk programme Utisak nedelje got taken off the air in September 2014 in controversial fashion.

In April 2015 Bećković got hired by the NIN weekly newsmagazine for a monthly interview feature called 'Intervju meseca'.[6] Her first interview was with Slavoljub Đukić.

In the months following her removal from B92, Bećković became a recipient of the Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur award, which was handed to her on 30 April 2015 at a ceremony in the French embassy in Belgrade.[7] At the ceremony, the French ambassador in Serbia Christine Moro explained the accolade as being awarded to Bećković for "her exceptional professional path, courage, and fearlessness" while adding that by awarding Bećković "France is also extolling the journalistic profession as a whole".[8] In February 2015, with the announcement of the Légion d'honneur award going to Bećković, Informer, a pro-Vučić daily tabloid edited and partially owned by Dragan J. Vučićević, framed the news item as a "French political attack on the Serbian PM Aleksandar Vučić".[9]

Personal[edit]

Bećković is the daughter of famous Serbian poet Matija Bećković.[10]

During her late teens, Bećković was briefly married to theater director Nenad Ilić.[11]

During early 1990s she married Vlada Višnjić and got a son Luka[12] with him in 1994.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Serbian tabloids mark targets". B92. 4 September 2006. 
  2. ^ "Biografija iz indeksa". B92. 17 November 2004. 
  3. ^ "Naši nezaboravni studentski dani" (in Serbian). Press Online. 14 April 2010. 
  4. ^ Olji Bećković uručena nagrada Jug Grizelj;B92, 14 March 2014
  5. ^ Olji Bećković uručena nagrada;B92, 14 March 2014
  6. ^ Beta (23 April 2015). "Olja Bećković će raditi intervjue za NIN". Blic. Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  7. ^ Remise des insignes de Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur à Mme Olja BECKOVIC, journaliste;Ambassade de France à Belgrade, April 2015
  8. ^ Tanjug (30 April 2015). "Francuska dodelila orden Legije časti Olji Bećković". Blic. Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "FRANCUSKI UDAR NA PREMIJERA Legija časti ide Olji Bećković i Saši Jankoviću". Informer. 18 February 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  10. ^ "Montenegro's Referendum". International Crisis Group. 30 May 2006. 
  11. ^ Džodan, Neven (10 January 2014). "Poznati u svetu crkve". Blic. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "Pismo Olje Bećković" (in Serbian). Blic. 19 June 2009.