Radio television Vojvodina 1 serves as the main regional channel of the public broadcasting service for the Vojvodina autonomous province. RTV 1 was developed from RTV Novi Sad, established by Radio Television Belgrade in 1971.
RTV 1 went through major program and editorial changes since editor-in-chief Marijana Jovic resigned in May 2016 after provincial elections brought the SNS to power in Vojvodina. On the same day that Jovic resigned, many journalists were fired, reportedly being handed their notices in the TV's hallways or via phone calls. The investigative show Radar was cancelled the following month after five years on air with great ratings. In a public letter, Radar’s editor qualified this move as political pressure explaining 'it is obvious we are not allowed to investigate stories that the Prime Minister does not like'. In July 2016 RTV hit the lowest ratings in the past five years, with the viewership declining by 6% and ratings by 11%.
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Managing structure of RTV is the same as RTS and it includes nine members of the Management Board and Director-general and fifteen Program Counselors with an advisory role. In the case of RTV the Council of Regulators appoints candidates living and working in the territory of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina to the Management Board. Programming Council members are elected by the Management Board of RTV, as proposed by the board of the Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina in charge of the public provision of information.
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Koprivica was a member of Yugoslav Left (JUL), political party led by Mira Markovic – wife of Slobodan Milosevic. From 1989 to 1991 he was the director-general of Radio-Television Novi Sad.
Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief
Kalkan has been working in RTV since 1991, writing and editing both radio and television program. She was editor - in - chief of TV Vojvodina from 2006 to 2009. She reported from the Parliament and produced news and political programs. Since 2012 she is a member of the Program Council.
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Concept of RTV as a multilingual TV was designed during the 70’s. At the time Vojvodina was recognized as a growing multicultural community, so the idea was to ensure that the TV program reflected its linguistic and cultural diversity. News desks were established in five languages - Hungarian, Slovak, Romanian, Rusyn and Serbo-Croatian. The multilingual concept outlived Yugoslavia and it is still practiced at RTV 2.
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