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Mjehur Na Mrezi currently operates as podcast, produced and distributed weekly.
Content is distributed and promoted only through social networks / MixCloud, Facebook, Twitter.
More then 5,000 followers of MixCloud channel – by September 2015. Up to 5,000 followers on Facebook – by September 2015.
The strongest advantage of Mjehur Na Mrezi, in comparison to other media content available on the market, is its devotion to marginalized and yet very important values centred around gender equality, minority groups equality, subculture production, urban spirit in terms of innovation, progressive and alternative view on everyday life.
Mjehur Na Mrezi emphasizes neglected dimensions of media content on the market that is dominated by showbiz, cheap entertainment and infotainment. There is an alarming lack of media content that is acceptable and satisfying for middle and higher class of audience and that is the niche which Mjehur Na Mrezi aims to fill.
Finally, building relationship with regional artists and institutions will contribute to reconciliation and promotion of tolerance, understanding and better communication between different audiences.
Having in mind that the very recent future will bring substantial changes to the Serbian media market and that Internet, digital and mobile platforms will become prevalent environment for media exchange and consumption, it is of utmost importance to start creating challenging, innovative, authentic media projects as Mjehur Na Mrezi is.
Up until now, digital media channels and social networks has been perceived as alternative ways of communication, reserved only for small fragments of mass audience, interested in political narrowcasted content.
Mjehur Na Mrezi is interested in addressing wider audiences and changing their perceptions about the Internet, promoting it as mainstream media channel, that can be used as entertainment, activity and discussion forum, music and culture oriented, but still keeping interest and effort in being engaged and informative.
Project Mjehur Na Mrezi will make itself sustainable through stronger cooperation with commercial partners, building different ways and channels for content distribution and permanent human capacity building through associates network which will include students, media professionals, artists, influential public figures as guests and support in content production.
MNM’s founder, Srdjan Andjelic, a well known urban radio host, one of the founders of the legendary former Radio B92, and author of numerous TV and movie scripts.
MNM is developed in collaboration with Belgrade Design Week. BDW’s team of experts lead by Vesna and Jovan Jelovac will steer the necessarry topics of the HUMAN CITIES project development into equation.
MNM engages all the people of Belgrade and Serbia as participants, even the whole region. Mjehur Na Mrezi is aimed at an audience that is not satisfied with the existing media offerings, an audience that is underserved by traditional, mainstream media outlets, and as such, Mjehur Na Mrezi can become a fresh impetus for future change of the information market.
Role of design
Design is central to the MNM project – MNM is a product of pure design thinking and consulting by a whole line up of leading experts in Belgrade.
In the first phase of development, it is interesting to see the “design thinking” approach for the first time ever projected on the Serbia radio space. Sound – music, voices and tones – are intrinsically moxed to achieve aunique MNM signature house style. In the second and follow up stages, this identity will be transformed into video, internta and other more visual media.
But more than anything else, MNM is promoting “design thinking” VALUES through its content. It is not stretched too far to say that MNM is currently the ONLY “design oriented” media in Serbia where expertise and sophisticated forms of communication are valued over popular scores and interest. In the same time, it is arguably the only popular electronic media in Serbia to develop a critical content for topics such as architecture, design, arts, music, lifestyle, contemporary living, margin groups etc. No mainstream media in Serbia is currently elaborating those subjects.
CONTACT (of the editor)
Vesna Jelovac – Organization: BDW – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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