The Serbian news portal “Srbija Danas” sunk to a new low yesterday, as some Serbia websites pretends to call themselves the media in order to post comments in the form of news.
Namely, broadcasting the integral news from the Serbian state news agency “Tanjug” on Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev’s visit to Tirana for talks with his Albanian counterpart Edi Rama, “SrbijaDanas” from the above and in the form of a headline, wrote “RAMA IS MAKING GREATER ALBANIA BIGGER: HE’S PREPARING A KOSOVO SHENGEN” for ALL neighbouring countries.
The news, taken from “Tanjug” begins with the fact that at the meeting, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama pledged to apply the “Schengen model” with North Macedonia and other countries in the Western Balkans, and not only with Kosovo”. However, among Rama’s quote that “the Schengen model should be implemented throughout the region, with Kosovo, Northern Macedonia, and Montenegro, with the conviction that all countries in the region will enter this process. Our borders must become transitory like the borders in the European Union”, to the claim that Rama” is making Greater Albania bigger ” has no connection.
That is, the term “Greater Albania” was not mentioned at all in the text, and there is no explanation as to where a commitment to simply crossing borders, which will still exist, will mean the creation of a Greater Albania.
So, even in Rama’s entire statement, there is neither an allusion to any new enlarged state, nor did “Srbija Danas” imply such a matter, which would at least somewhat support the commentary’s claim from the headline. In other words, with a comment in the form of a headline and a complete different story, the Serbian news site made a hybrid of comment and news, one as the headline, the latter as the article.