The idea of opening local, non-profit, TV stations is a real framework for informing citizens about their problems and solutions, about the events that mark their environment and the phenomena that are their specification, the conclusion of the Round table that was held yesterday in Petnjica.
Round table on topic "Do we need local television? What is it supposed to be?” was organized by NGO “Spona” from Berane within the project "Open Television (OTV)".
Participating in the discussion, Samir Agović - the president of the Municipality of Petnjica, among other things, pointed out that the idea of opening a local TV station is welcome because the way of placing information to citizens would differ from both the Public service and the commercial media.
"We support such a concession and we hope that such a local TV could come to life. In every medium, awareness should be at a higher level, even in our own. The basic thing in every environment is that the local administration presents to the citizens what it does, and that is best done through the media. In this context, we see the work of a local and non-profit TV company that, by its concept and functioning, would replace what, for objective and other reasons, missed the Public service and commercial television“, said the president of Petnjica municipality, and similar opinions were Round table discussions.
Otherwise, the yesterday's Round table in Petnjica was the third in a row, which was organized by NGO "Spona" within the framework of the realization of the project "Open Television (OTV)", which is one of the partners of the project. Before Petnjica, they were held in Bijelo Polje and Andrijevica.
In addition to the NGO "Spona", as the only one from Montenegro, the Open Television (OTV) project is implemented by partner organizations from Macedonia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the project leader is the Media research center (MIC) from Niš.
The realization of the project started on november 1, 2017, and ends on september 30th.
Photos: Portal Radio Petnjica