On October 26, 2023, the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted the new Law on Public Information and Media (hereinafter: the “Law”). This Law was published in the Official Gazette on October 27, 2023, and came into effect on November 4, 2023, eight days from the date of publication.
The new Law was enacted with the aim of comprehensive improvements in the field of public information, laying the groundwork for significant changes. This Law, among other things, seeks to regulate the operations of media publishers more closely and establish an efficient Unified Information System for transparently monitoring the co-financing of media projects.
One of the key improvements is the introduction of the Content Producers Registry, which joins the existing Media Registry. This creates a framework that enables comprehensive monitoring and regulation of the activities of media entities.
The most significant changes introduced by this Law are:
1. The Unified Information System for Transparent Monitoring of Co-financing of Media Projects
2. Registry of Media Content Producers
3. Media Registry
The new law came into effect on November 4, 2023, eight days after being published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, except for the provisions regulating the unified information system for the implementation and monitoring of co-financing projects in the field of public information and the provisions regarding the content of the Media Register concerning the registration of documents outlining internal measures and procedures for achieving gender equality and documentation outlining measures and procedures for ensuring a safe working environment for journalists and media workers. These provisions will start being applied from January 1, 2025.
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