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Media Coalition and USAID Put Media Literacy in Focus
December 15, 2014

Belgrade The Media Coalition and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have successfully completed the Campaign for Media Literacy – a fifteen-month project to strengthen and support the democratization of Serbian society by promoting media literacy and independent and accountable journalism.

The Campaign for Media Literacy facilitated new channels of communication and cooperation among the Ministries of Education and Culture, teachers, youth, and civil society organizations in the promotion of media literacy.  Events in Novi Sad, Niš, Loznica, Čačak, Belgrade, Kragujevac, Subotica, and Vrbaš focused on youth comprehension of media and encouraged proactive consumption and production of media content.  Journalists also provided training in the use of social media and moderated a series of public debates about the ongoing media reform.

The project held 22 workshops with 211 trainees across Serbia, hosted 16 public events with more than 200 participants, created four webinars (available online), and produced three educational brochures as well as ethical guidelines for journalists working online.

Employment Through Knowledge in the IT Sector
December 10, 2014

USAID Mission Director Azza El-Abd and Vice-President of the Provincial government Miroslav Vasin attended  the Novi Sad ICT Cluster Academy graduation ceremony today.

 

 

USAID and Ministry Of Justice Partner to Upgrade Šabac Misdemeanor Court
December 2, 2014

The Minister of Justice Nikola Selaković and Ambassador Michael D. Kirby opened and toured the newly renovated Šabac Misdemeanor Court.   The court was renovated with financial support from USAID.

Close Out Ceremony for USAID Separation of Powers Program
December 2, 2014

Ambassador Michael D. Kirby, President of the Supreme Court of Cassation Chief Justice Dragomir Milojević, and Minister of Justice Nikola Selaković took part in a ceremony to mark the end of the USAID Separation of Powers Program (SPP) worth USD 12 million. The USAID SPP lasted six years and worked closely with the High Court Council, the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, the Supreme Court of Cassation, and partner courts on improving court and case efficiency, building financial independence, and increasing transparency.

Ambassador Kirby Visits Niš Cluster of Advanced Technologies
November 25, 2014

Ambassador Michael D. Kirby attended the Niš Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Cluster Academy graduation ceremony today and also visited Ates Soft, a member of the Niš Cluster of Advanced Technologies (NiCAT).

USAID Business Survey Finds Slightly Improved Business Environment Burdened by Administrative Procedures and Lack of Capital
November 21, 2014

USAID’S fourth annual survey of 1,000 Serbian businesses found that Serbian executives believe the business environment in Serbia has improved slightly during 2014, though lengthy and expensive regulatory procedures and reduced access to bank finance continue to harm their companies' competitiveness. 

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Last updated: December 19, 2014

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