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Nenad Živković

Nenad Živković was born in Pančevo in 1966 to an enlightened family of journalists. In 1982, at the Boris Kidrič school, he edited the magazine Daljine with Aleksandar Kolarić. While still a student at Uroš Predić high school in 1983, he published his first article in the local newspaper Pančevac. While fulfilling his military service in Vipava, Socialist Republic of Slovenia, he spent several months editing the unit magazine Gradnikovci.

During the second half of the 80s, while studying international relations at the Faculty of Political Sciences at the University of Belgrade, he occasionally collaborated on the publications NON and Student. After graduating in February 1991, he began working at the newspaper Panorama and was a regular contributor to the Pančevacuntil October 1992, when the local government, under control of Milošević’s Socialistic Party, replaced the Editor in Chief Živoslav Miloradović and changed the editorial policy.

He collaborated with the newly established private newspaper Novi Pančevac where, from August 1993 until April 1994, as one of three co-editors, he edited a special monthly supplement – Contra Bellum, the newsletter of the Pančevo Peace Movement. During that tragic decade, his articles were published in VremeBorbaNaša BorbaVojvodinaNezavisni, and other newspapers and magazines.

Among his many positions, he has worked as an archival assistant in the Historical Archives in Pančevo, a journalist, section editor and, on two occasions, Editor in Chief of the newspaper Pančevac. He has been a Senior Media Consultant at „Mex“ marketing agency, Assistant to the Director of the National Council for Decentralization of the Republic of Serbia (where he edited 14 editions of the bi-monthly Decentralizator)as an independent advisor in the Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government, and as a Public Relations Officer in the Vila Breg Hotel in Vršac. He is currently a freelance journalist.

At the end of the 80s, he was active in environmental initiatives and in a branch of the Green Party with its headquarters in Belgrade. In the first half of the 90s he was very active in the peace movement. He continues to be involved in non-governmental organizations and various civic initiatives that promote the values of civil society. He has brought attention to valuable political and media performances. He has co-authored four publications on the history of Pančevo, as well as the book „Druga strana, levo“ in which he collected editorials from the period of his first editions of the Pančevac. Several other publications are currently in the works.