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1 JOURNALISTS JOURNALISTS: Victims or part of the structures and relations that prevent media from fulfilling their democratic role? Jovanka Matić, Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, co- author of the media integrity research report for Serbia This project is funded by the European Union Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) Civil Society Facility (CSF).

2 Journalists in numbers This project is funded by the European Union Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) Civil Society Facility (CSF). 2012SERBIACROATIABIHALBANIAMACEDONIA Number of media 1,1561,149276?184 Number of working journalists 4,000 – 6,000 4,923 2, ,500 3,1001,129 Journalists with full time employment ?? 1,574 – 2,755 2, Journalists without full time emloyment ?? ? Number of unemployed journalists 1, ?

3 Economic problems of journalists This project is funded by the European Union Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) Civil Society Facility (CSF).  job insecurity  small salaries  poor health care  poor retirement insurance  hard work conditions  low social prestige

4 Economic position of journalists This project is funded by the European Union Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) Civil Society Facility (CSF). EuroCROATIABIHSERBIAALBANIAMACEDONIA Average salary in the country Average wage for journalists ? Highest wage for journalists 9,0001,800?1,500500

5 Professional self-organising This project is funded by the European Union Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) Civil Society Facility (CSF). 2012SERBIACROATIABIHALBANIAMACEDONIA Number of working journalists 4,000 – 6,000 4,9232, ,500 3,1001,129 Number of journalists in trade unions ?2,8001, Number of trade union members the biggest commercial TV broadcaster 0???31 Members of journalist associations 10,0002,7971,077??


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