What Is the History of B92?


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B92 was founded in May 15, 1989 in Belgrade, Serbia as a youth radio broadcasting station that covered only the wider area of the city’s downtown. The radio station was shut down four times by the government during the guerrilla struggle. B92 is one of the founders of the Association of Independent Electronic Media, or ANEM, that serves to protect the freedom of speech.

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B92 is a strong advocate of free speech and independent journalism. The radio station was temporarily banned in 1991 and 1996 after its unbiased reporting on mass demonstrations against the government. Pressure from the citizens and international community helped lift those bans within days. In October 1998, Slobodan Milosevic’s regime passed the restrictive Law on Public Information that shut down B92 and several other stations.

By the end of 1999, B92 restored its programming, but it was banned again in May 2000. The Serbian government took over the studio, but B92’s journalists continued to send information through the Internet and satellite.

The democratic changes in October 2000 allowed B92 employees to return to the premises and resume radio broadcasting. As of 2015, B92 owns a radio and television station, video and film production, a publishing house, a cultural center, and an Internet service provider

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