Pulling out of the Balkans Media Market

The German media company WAZ is one of the strongest in Europe. But its entry in the Balkans was not so easy.

The work of WAZ in Serbia and Croatia is marked with media companies in debts, nontransparent business practice, ties to tycoons close to the state, tight connection with the governments, obsolete editorial policies and partially fulfilled contractual obligations.

Reporters Ilko Ćimić and Žarka Radoja researched the issue. Their work was published on October 23, 2012, in the influential regional online media e-Novine.com and Croatian online media Index.hr

Read the original articles in e-Novine or in Index.

Read the English translation