(en)Radio B92 closed down by serbian government

The Anarchives (tao@lglobal.com)
Thu, 5 Dec 1996 01:42:40 +0000 (GMT)


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Date: Tue, 3 Dec 96 12:33:26 CST
From: felipe@xs4all.nl
To: tao@LGLOBAL.COM
Subject: Radio B92 closed down by serbian government

Radio B92 from Belgrade out of the air!

The Dutch News Agency ANP reports that the Serbian authorities took
Radio B92 off the air! At this moment Radio B92 is the only independent
radiostation of Belgrade.

The past few days the authorities have disrupted the broadcasting
frequently. Vans with discrambling devices drove around the building of
B92 and prevented the news from getting broadcasted within and past the
city borders. B92 has been cut off because of their non-critical
position against the Government and the live coverage of the protests
and demonstrations in the streets of Belgrade. These protest have been
going on for more then two weeks and are a result of decision of the
Serbian Government, after it seemed that the opposition parties took
the lead, to declare the outcome unlawful.

Earlier today (14:00 GMT+), Veran Matic, the chief-editor, told Press
Now the crowds were still on the streets, but things looked more quiet.
A few moments government officials came in and switched the
transmitters off. They claim that B92 do not have permission to
broadcast, while they have been broadcasting since, of course, 1992.

Besides of being a radio station, B92 is active in the field of
theater, film, video and Internet productions in Serbia.

BELGRADO (ANP) - De Servische autoriteiten hebben dinsdag het
enige onafhankelijke radiostation van Belgrado, B 92, uit de lucht
gehaald. De afgelopen
dagen waren de uitzendingen al herhaaldelijk gestoord wegens
kritiek op de
machthebbers.

De stap volgt op een aanhoudende golf van protestmanifestaties
tegen president
Milosevic in de straten van de Servische hoofdstad, melden
radiomedewerkers. De
protesten duren nu al ruim twee weken. De demonstranten willen dat
het staatshoofd
terugkomt van zijn besluit om enkele uitslagen van de onlangs
gehouden
gemeenteraadsverkiezingen ongeldig te verklaren. De oppositie
vergaarde onder meer
in Belgrado de meeste stemmen. 03 dec 96, 16:16 ANP

- Roger Kenbeek * Amsterdam * mailto:site@dds.nl

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