Financial support: EU Delegation to Serbia
Project duration: October 2017 – March 2018.
“Lokmed Observatory” is committed to fostering media integrity and effective distribution of resources for public information at the local level. The project includes three municipalities from Vojvodina – Novi Sad, Subotica and Kikinda – which, on the basis of privatization monitoring of local media (NNŠ, 2015), are recognized as areas with high risk in the fields of media freedom and media pluralism. The survey will include (1) a financial analysis of the allocation of funds in these municipalities over the past three years; (2) focus groups with the citizens of these municipalities; (3) public actions; (4) a report with research results and recommendations; (5) presentation of results to decision makers, local media outlets and citizens.
The project “Lokmed opservatorija” is being implemented as part of the support program “Kaži/traži šta te zanima” conducted by the Independent Journalists Association of Serbia, Balkan Research Network and Slavko Curuvija Foundation, within the framework of the “Public Money for Public Interest” project, financed by the European Union.