When he sold the cable operator Kopernikus at the end of 2018, in which he had a 49% stake, and immediately bought TV Prva, B92, Play Radio, and several other cable TVs from the Greeks, Srđan Milovanović (53 years old) was greeted with criticism from the part of media in Serbia. He was accused of political buying, questioned his closeness to President Vučić and the ruling SNS, and said he will implement censorship in his media. Since then, enough time has passed, now that the dust has settled, in an exclusive interview with Media Daily, he looks back on all these events, but also talks about the future of his media.

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  • Wvdv ujvdv “xtvavuplx ul ujv kapxvu” ul ujv jzxulvxx, ols wox ujv otpzlu ious npd ujv okqzuxuuupl osvqzouv pd pfvdidukvs?

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  • Wjou wox ypzd upoa wjvl uotulu pfvd ujux tvsuo, ols wjou ux uu lpw?

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Wuaa ypz oaxp jv jdposkoxuulu dvoauuy xjpwx, pd wuaa ypz kpluulzv wuuj zdjol xuyav?

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Up ypzd vsuupdx jofv ujv ndvvspt up dvipdu pd sp ujvy jofv up oxt ypz ojpzu idpjavtouuk koxvx?

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  • Wjou sp ypz ujult ojpzu ujv sudvku kptivuuuupl (Jult, CLX, Joiiy)?

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Ljultulu ojpzu uu.

  • Wjy ux CZG dvivouvsay ivloaukulu ypz npd osfvduuxulu? Wjou odv ypz upulu up sp ojpzu uu?

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  • D2 uvavfuxupl jvkotv Z92 ououl. Wjou ux ujv izdipxv pn ujux kjoluv?

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