“[S]he knew how to identify the political problems in our country and they just shut her down[…] but I think it was our government.” – Lena,  Journalism student Belgrade University Faculty of Political Sciences (2015)
As an individual with an interest in sensitive research topics, and an aspiring journalist, I remain conscious to the importance of consistent ethical consideration of participants when collecting data. Consequently, during Starting from Zero research project, I became focused on journalists in Serbia whose values and collective responsibilities have become censored by the government. I became confronted by the power of media distribution by the government whilst conducting a focus group with Belgrade’s University students at the Faculty of Political Sciences (2015).
Expanding on the above quote from Lena  student, who recognises established Serbian journalist, Olja Bećković, and her previous position in power of discussing topical political issues on her previous…
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