Mediterranean Network of Regulatory Authorities

REM ( Regulatory Authority of Electronic Media )

Foundation and status

The REM from Serbia is established as a Serbian autonomous and independent organisation exercising public competencies pursuant to the Broadcasting Law, with the aim to secure conditions for the efficient implementation and improvement of the set broadcasting policy in the Republic of Serbia in a manner befitting a democratic society. 

The Broadcasting Law was adopted on 27 July 2002 stipulating conditions for and manner of conducting broadcasting activities, as well as determining terms and procedures for the issuance of licences for broadcasting radio and TV programmes.

The REM is an autonomous legal person and is functionally independent of any state body.

Nine members, appointed by the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, compose the REM Council. Council members are media experts, advertising experts, lawyers, economists, telecommunication engineers etc.
Members are nominated by the competent committee of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, Assembly of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, University conference, associations of public media outlets in Serbia, domestic non-governmental organisations and civic organisations primarily focusing on the protection of the freedom of speech, traditional churches and religious communities and one member residing and employed in the territory of the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohia.
The Council Members do not represent in the Council the bodies or organisations which nominated them.

Around 65 people work in the REM services, with the main task to control the work of broadcasters and manage the work of the Agency.