Nebojša Spaić

In Memoriam


Nebojsa is the co-founder of “Farmer & Spaic” agency , today called “Kovacic & Spaic”, established in 2006. He is the Executive Director of NIN of weekly and its former editor in chief since 2010. He is also a coordinator of trainings in business management for media editors in Serbia, under the auspices of the BBC 2009 project.

At the age of 25, he graduated at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade, Department for general literature and theory of literature.  After working as a young journalist in the newspaper “Student”, he started to work as a professional journalist on Radio Belgrade in 1985. He was writing for Index Radio Theater and he was editor of news on OK channel, the first independent television. When the multi-party system was formed, he was co-founder of the first private political newspaper in Serbia- the weekly newspaper Opozicija. Within project of Foundation for Peace and Resolution of Crises , which  he was representing in Belgrade in 1993, he started the first independent production, radio show “The Time of Reason” (“Doba razuma”), which was broadcasted throughout the 90’s and at the beginning of the new millennium in over 50 radio stations in ex-Yugoslavia. He was, in other half of 90’s and from 2003 to 2005, chief of press center and director of Media Center in Belgrade. In mid-nineties he was the deputy editor of magazine Europe, published by European Movement in Serbia, and in 2005 he was the co-founder of weekly newspaper Reporter.

He was teaching journalism few semesters on the Faculty of Political Science, media management on the Faculty of Art, and he gave lectures on other domestic and foreign schools. He organizes and conducts trainings for journalists and media managers for domestic and foreign organizations, in Serbia, in the region, Europe and Africa-such as MDI (Great Britain), Irex and Freedom House (USA), regional organization SEENPM and domestic organizations ANEM and Politea.

During his career, he cooperated with the most of domestic, as well as with foreign media.

He is the author of six books - in the fields of expertise, journalism and fiction.