At the fourth Brave New Media Forum, media professionals and YouTube stars discussed with young people and children the impact the pandemic is having.

Twelve hours live in three days – the Brave New Media Forum was a challenge for the six moderators and production team in the studio

“We’re not just dealing with the coronavirus in Serbia,” said Ana Lalić. “Freedom of the press is being destroyed here and we’re being silenced.” The Serbian journalist had experienced this first hand. She was arrested for reporting on catastrophic conditions during the lockdown in a clinic in Nova Sad and was only released thanks to international pressure.

A few weeks later, she and 16 other journalists were presented with Deutsche Welle’s Freedom of Speech Award

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