Hello Drazen, all,
Thank you Drazen for your suggestions. I will take this up with our
Serbian friends. But in this case: The head office of GOS / GSS in
Belgrade has a decent dsl/"broadband" connection. At least the
political activists in Belgrade then could upload things to say
ourmedia.org and link to the files directly from their blog/homepage.
When it comes to more farout places like Jagodina (where I spend days
when I went to Serbia last time in November) or Zajecar in east
Serbia, I agree that an alliance with local TV stations is a good
thing. However, for instance in Jagodina, the situation is that
Markovic 'Palma' is Mayor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagodina)
somewhat controls the content on the TV stations. In fact I think he
owns a few of them. Anyway, it's a great idea to have a hybrid, and we
are thinking something similar here in Norway - to get a major
mainstream TV station to buy a license from us to be able to use our
videos in a profit manner (we will otherwise use a non-profit Creative
We also need to find volunteers in Serbia or abroad who are bilingual
and are fast typists that can work volunteer as translators for us for
On Wed, 02 Mar 2005 17:59:08 -0000, Drazen Pantic <zen2dra@...> wrote:
> Sorry for tight schedule on Vloggercon - I had couple of meetings
> scheduled ahead of time. Obviously I am more then interested in your
> video blogging work in Serbia and broader ...
> The problem there might be that people do not have resources:
> broadband has just been introduced as a commercial service last month,
> cameras are not that wide-spread. So, obvious danger is that only
> urban elite will be able to participate in video blogging...
> An interesting approach might be to ally with local TV stations. There
> are hundreds of such in Serbia and they usually consist of 2-3 people
> with some equipment and a frequency for the local broadcast. How
> about is asking them to help people post video and then send clips to
> video blog and air some of the material via conventional TV
> distribution. Such a (video)bog/TV hybrid might be very interesting
> functional there ...