|Founded||31 October 1995 (Current form)|
5 October 1943 (Founded)
Obilićev Venac 2, Belgrade,
|Branka Đukić (Director)|
|Revenue||€1.13 million (2017)|
|(€0.087 million) (2017)|
|Total assets||€1.19 million (2017)|
|Total equity||€0.82 million (2017)|
|Owner||Government of Serbia|
Number of employees
Founded in November 1943 as Yugoslavia's official news agency, its name is an acronym of its full original native name Telegrafska agencija nove Jugoslavije ("Telegraphic Agency of the New Yugoslavia").
From 1975 to mid-1980s, Tanjug had a leading role in the Non-Aligned News Agencies Pool (NANAP), a collaborating group of news agencies of the Non-Aligned Movement. The Yugoslav professionals helped equipping and training journalists and technicians in other NAM countries, mainly in Africa and South Asia.
On 31 October 2015, according to media rumors, Tanjug ceased its operations due to financial problems. Soon after, state secretary in the Ministry of Culture and Information eventually dispelled these rumors, but acknowledged the difficulties and said a public–private partnership could be the solution to the problem. However, since then most of its former employees are working on part-time contracts and have not guaranteed working rights.
Boris Tadić (Serbo-Croatian pronunciation: [bǒris tǎdiːt͡ɕ], Serbian Cyrillic: Борис Тадић; born 15 January 1958) is a Serbian politician who served as President of Serbia from 2004 to 2012. He was elected to his first term on 27 June 2004, when Serbia was part of Serbia and Montenegro, and re-elected for a second term on 3 February 2008, this time as president of independent Serbia. He resigned on 5 April 2012 in order to trigger an early election. Prior to his presidency, Tadić served as the last Minister of Telecommunications of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and as the first Minister of Defence of Serbia and Montenegro. He is a psychologist by profession.
Tadić was a member of the Democratic Party since its establishment in 1990, and its president since 2004. Following his defeat in the 2012 presidential election and poor party ratings, he stepped down in November 2012, to take the position of the party's Honorary President. After a split with the new leadership in January 2014, Tadić left the Democratic Party and formed his own New Democratic Party (later renamed Social Democratic Party) for the 2014 parliamentary election.
Tadić strongly advocates close ties with the European Union and Serbia's European integration. He is widely regarded as a pro-Western leader, who also favors balanced relations with Russia, the United States and the EU.Bratislav Gašić
Bratislav Gašić (Serbian Cyrillic: Братислав Гашић, born 30 June 1967) is a Serbian politician. He serves as the head of the Security Intelligence Agency (BIA) from 23 May 2017. He also served as the Minister of Defence of Serbia from 2014 until 2016.CER-10
CER model 10 was a vacuum tube, transistor and electronic relay based computer developed at IBK-Vinča and the Mihajlo Pupin Institute (Belgrade) in 1960. It was the first digital computer developed in SFR Yugoslavia, and in Southern Europe.
CER-10 was designed by Tihomir Aleksić and his associates (Rajko Tomović, Vukašin Masnikosa, Ahmed Mandžić, Dušan Hristović, Petar Vrbavac and Milojko Marić) and was developed over four years. The team included 10 engineers and 10 technicians, as well as many others. After initial prototype testing at Vinča and a redesign at the M. Pupin Institute, it was fully deployed at the Tanjug Agency building and worked there for the SKNE from 1961 and the Yugoslav government's SIV, from 1963 to 1967.The first CER-10 system was located at the SKNE (Federal secretary of internal affairs) building in 1961, which would later belong to Tanjug. The M. Pupin Institute donated the computer's case and some parts of the CER-10 along with its documentation to the Museum of Science and Technology in Belgrade in March 2006, where the computer's CPU is now displayed.Crime in Serbia
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Drago Gervais (April 18, 1904, Opatija – July 3, 1957, Sežana) was a Croatian Istrian poet and playwright, and one of the most prominent poets writing in the Chakavian dialect of the Croatian language.
Drago Gervais was born in 1904 in Opatija. His father Artur, a descendant of a French soldier in Napoleon's army, was a music teacher born in Severin na Kupi in the Gorski Kotar region of Croatia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. His mother Klementina was from Opatija. In 1918 during the Italian annexation of Istria, he moved with his family to Bakar. In 1922 he graduated from high school in Sušak and attended Zagreb Law School. During his studies he started to collaborate with the Triestine magazine Naš Glas, in which his first two poems, Iz Improvizacija and Mi, were published. Soon after graduating he moved to Crikvenica where he worked at a local law firm. The next year he published his first collection of poems Čakavski stihovi. Later he worked in Bjelovar and Belgrade during the Second World War.
In Belgrade he eventually worked for the Yugoslavian state news agency, Tanjug, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but soon returned to Rijeka where he became the director of Rijeka's Croatian National Theater. He worked there until he tragically fell from balcony in Sežana, at the age of 53.Ekstremi
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Mihalj Kertes (Serbian Cyrillic: Михаљ Кертес, Hungarian: Kertész Mihály, born 29 August 1947), nicknamed "Braca" or "Bracika", is a Serbian former politician, minister, close associate and man of trust of President of FR Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević. An ethnic Hungarian, member of the Communist Party since 1974, he became a supporter of Milošević in the late 1980s. As long-time director of Federal Customs Bureau of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Kertes provided logistic and financial support for various undercover government operations. During the 2000s, after the 5 October, Kertes was sentenced, tried or acted as a witness in several trials.Milorad Mirčić
Milorad Mirčić (Serbian Cyrillic: Милорад Мирчић; born February 25, 1956) is a politician in Serbia. He is a prominent figure in the far-right Serbian Radical Party and has served several terms in office at the local, provincial, and republic levels. Mirčić was the mayor of Novi Sad from 1993 to 1994 and was a cabinet minister in the Serbian government from 1998 to 2000. He is currently a member of the National Assembly of Serbia.Myanmar News Agency
The Myanmar News Agency (Burmese: မြန်မာသတင်းဌာန; abbreviated MNA) is the official state news agency of the Myanmar government, based in Yangon, Burma. It was established in 1963 after the 1962 Burmese coup d'état as News Agency Burma (NAB). It is currently under the News and Periodical Enterprise of the Ministry of Information. MNA has the sole right to take pictures of government-arranged events, including meetings of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and government officials. Local Burmese weeklies rely on the MNA for pictures to be carried with their stories.
The agency is run by the Ministry of Information and censors most national and foreign news. It falls under the News and Periodicals Enterprise, along with three major newspapers.The agency uses feeds from Reuters and the Press Trust of India.The MNA has news exchange agreements with international news agencies, including Xinhua, ITAR-TASS, Yonhap, Kyodo, Tanjug, ANTARA, KPL and VNA.Non-Aligned News Agencies Pool
The Non-Aligned News Agencies Pool (NANAP) was a cooperation system among news agencies of Non-Aligned countries, which lasted from 1975 to mid-1990s. The NANAP was initially led, funded, and supported by Yugoslavia's Tanjug, and gathered many state-owned news organizations, especially in Africa and Southern Asia.
It was also known by many different translations, such as the News Agencies Pool of Non-Aligned Countries, the Consorce of Non-Aligned News Agencies, and the Common Agency of Non-Aligned Countries.
The NANAP was founded in late 1974 and started operations in January, 1975, initially with a series of wires with statements and congratulations by their supporting heads of state. The idea responded to many calls for a new balance in world news made since the early 1970s by the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) during the debates for a New World Information and Communication Order (NWICO). Later, these discussions would be hosted by the UNESCO and would culminate in the approval of the MacBride Report in its 20th conference in Belgrade, 1980.
In the meantime, the NANAP operated as an international, collaborative, charges-free, and institutional cooperation between news agencies of the Third World. Its main goal was to provide their own mass media channels with news which would be unbiased — or, at most, biased with their own worldview — and offer a counter-hegemonical report on world news concerning developing nations.
Tanjug, specifically, had a leading role not only by hosting and lending equipment, technicians, and training journalists from underdeveloped, poorer countries, but also by taking into the system its own self-management model. Although the Pool had no official headquarters, most of the operations in the first years were held in Belgrade.
Other active agencies in the Non-Aligned Pool were the Maghreb Arabe Presse (of Morocco), Tunisian TAP, Iraq's INA and Iranian IRNA.
The NANAP began a slow decline after 1980, when NWICO talks were moved to the UN framework, under the UNESCO. But, after both the United States and the United Kingdom retreated their memberships from the organization, the initiative lost financial support and suffered a boycott by pro-free-market Western institutions.
Also in 1980, Marshal Tito died, and the new leaderships in Yugoslavia deviated focus to other priorities. In the same year, Iraq and Iran started their 8-years war and the NANAP was used as a mean by both INA and IRNA to circulate propaganda warfare.
Although mostly inactive, the Pool was officially led by IRNA until the mid-1990s and then by Malaysia's Bernama until 2005, when a ministerial conference of Information by the Non-Aligned Movement called on the creation of a Non-Aligned News Network to resurrect the NANAP.PRIZAD building
The PRIZAD building (TANJUG) is in Belgrade, at 2 Obilićev venac. Because of its architectural and urban, cultural and historical value, the building has the status of a cultural monument.The time before the outbreak of the Second World War was a time of growing instability, inflation and spiritual pressure of totalitarian regimes. The institution which erected the building – Privileged export company – strengthened on the wave of inflation and the need for countries to promote exports. Since it had a special significance for the economy of the country, but until then it operated in rented premises, the company raised its own, luxury, monumental home.
On the basis of a competition conducted in 1937, according to the project of the architect Bogdan Nestorović, the administrative building of the Privileged export joint stock company (PRIZAD) was built. Since the field falls naturally from Obilićev venac to the Sava River, the building found itself in a dominant position. In an orthogonal scheme with two pylons attached on the one side, and with a recognizable arc form, the facade of the building is rhythmically fragmented by means of stylized pilasters in a modernist manner and spirit, as well as a neutral grid of window openings. The monumental character of the building demanded that the coating of thin stone slabs be applied to the interior of the hall as well.
In designing this building of non-ornamental modernist architecture, there is a visible influence of architecture of totalitarian regimes (Italy and Germany), but also the influence of the French monumentalism.
With its harmonious relationship of form and purified non-ornamental facades, the building is identified as a key achievement of Belgrade construction of the fourth decade of the last century, and it has a prominent place in the creative work of the architect Bogdan Nestorović.
After the war, the building was the seat of the OZNA. From the beginning of the sixties of the 20th century, the building was the seat of TANJUG (Telegraphic Agency of New Yugoslavia), a very important public institution. From this time, a standing sculpture of Moše Pijade, a longtime journalist and publicist, was set in the lobby of the building.Paulin Dvor massacre
The Paulin Dvor massacre was an act of mass murder committed by soldiers of the Croatian Army (HV) in the village of Paulin Dvor, near the town of Osijek on 11 December 1991 during the Croatian War of Independence. Of the nineteen victims, eighteen were ethnic Serbs, and one was a Hungarian national. The ages of the victims, eight women and eleven men, ranged from 41 to 85. Two former Croatian soldiers were convicted for their role in the killings and were sentenced to 15 and 11 years, respectively. In November 2010, Croatian President Ivo Josipović laid a wreath at the graveyard of the massacre victims and officially apologized for the killings.Srdjan Ilic
Srdjan Ilic (born 1966) is an award-winning photographer from Serbia who worked twenty years for the Associated Press. From 2012 to 2016, he was an executive at Tanjug, a Serbian news agency. He is also head of the Association of Photographers of Serbia. He currently works for Pixell, a photo agency whose head office is located in Zagreb.The Weight of Chains 2
The Weight of Chains 2 is a 2014 Canadian-Serbian documentary film about the political and economic situation in the countries of the former Yugoslavia. Directed and produced by Boris Malagurski, the film was released on November 20, 2014 at the Serbian Film Festival at Montecasino in Johannesburg, South Africa.As the sequel of The Weight of Chains, the film deals with neoliberal economic reforms in the Balkans and discusses the effects of these reforms on all aspects of life in the former Yugoslavia, from politics, economics, military, culture and education to the media. "Through stories of stolen and sold off companies, corrupt politicians, fictional tribunals, destructive foreign investors and various economic-military alliances, the film deconstructs modern myths about everything we've been told will bring us a better life", Malagurski told Tanjug.The film had its world broadcast premiere on RT in April 2016 and also aired on Radio Television of Serbia in July 2016.Thematic debate on the role of international criminal justice in reconciliation
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Vuk Drašković (Serbian Cyrillic: Вук Драшковић, pronounced [v̞ûːk drâʃkɔvit͡ɕ]; born 29 November 1946) is Serbian writer and politician. He is the leader of the Serbian Renewal Movement, and served as the Deputy Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of both Serbia and Montenegro and Serbia.
He graduated from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law in 1968. From 1969-80 he worked as a journalist in the Yugoslav news agency Tanjug.
He was a member of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia and worked as the chief of staff of the Yugoslav President Mika Špiljak. He has written several novels.Yura Corporation d.o.o.
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