20 October 1998


City Radio - two months off the air

Incident details


(AMARC/IFEX) - The following is a statement by Nikola Djuric, general
manager and editor in chief of City Radio, Nis, Serbia, on the occasion of
the two-month anniversary of the radio station's forced closing:

**Updates IFEX alert of 18 August 1998**
It has been two months since the Yugoslav Ministry of Telecommunications
revoked the license of independent City Radio of Nis. It is the only radio
station in this region which developed its own news program, insisting on
national, religious and political tolerance, as well as different sources of

It seems that our only fault was that we tried not to make City Radio a
simple jukebox, but to present our listeners with relevant information. We
refuse to accept the obvious intention of our government to silence our
independent media. We feel that censorship and restrictive information laws
are a dead-end for civilization. We take this opportunity to inform you of
our problem hoping that you will join in support of our efforts to continue
working as an independent radio station.


World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters
705, rue Bourget, bureau 100, Montreal
Qubec, H4C 2M6
secgen (@) si.amarc.org
Fax:+1 514 8497129

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