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B92.net was founded in 1996 by Veran Matic as an alternative source of independent news in the era of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic. Since B92 radio station was banned several times, news portal was seen as a more secure and stable platform for critical voices. Its target audience was intellectuals and cosmopolitan, urban youngsters, opposed to the authoritarian and nationalist demagoguery of Slobodan Milosevic. Ever since it has been among top three most popular news portals in the country. As it was growing over the years, it introduced a variety of sub websites and pages, but was also among the first to launch mobile applications for Android and IOS.

In the past few years, following the sale to Antenna Group and then to Koprenikus Corporation, its content shifted more towards entertainment while quality of their news sections has lowered becoming less critical. Although B92.net has its separate newsroom, they often take the most important political news from B92 TV, while other content is mostly original.

Key facts

Audience Share

6,234,128 visits

Ownership Type

Private

Geographic Coverage

International

Content Type

Free content

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Media Companies / Groups

Kopernikus Corporation

Ownership

Ownership Structure

B92.net is 100 percent owned by Kopernikus Corporation.

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General Information

Founding Year

1996

Founder

Veran Matic

Affiliated Interests Founder

Veran Matic has been engaged in journalism since 1984 with alternative and youth media in Belgrade, Zagreb and Ljubljana. He began his career with NTV Studio B and in May 1989 he established Radio B92, the first independent radio station in Serbia. Under his guidance, during the past 20 years, Radio B92 has set up and developed its numerous activities with focus on three media - radio, television and internet. Matic is also a co-founder of the Association of Independent Electronic Media (ANEM). He is one of the most uncompromising fighters for media freedom and freedom of expression, leading him to receive numerous prestigious international awards for his work over the last 20 years. He studied world literature at the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade. As majority owner of B92 Trust Fund, he appears to be more occupied with Fund’s humanitarian projects such as soup kitchens, incubators in Serbian hospitals, a campaign "Battle for the Babies" etc. Since 2013, he also serves as Chairman of the Commission for investigating killings of journalists established in February 2013 on his initiative and supported by the Serbian Government. He is also 100% owner of Samizdat publishing house.

Ceo

Jasmina Koprivica

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Former editor in chief of Blic.rs

Editor-In-Chief

Milos Vlahovic

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

He has been working as a journalist on B92 since 2006, and he was also managing the website Kamatica.com

Contact

Autoput za Zagreb 22

Beograd – Zemun, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Tel: +381 11 301 2000

Website: www.b92.net 

Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

1.192.660.000 RSD / 11.481.442 USD

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

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