Member

Jakša Šcekic

Education


1975    Law School of Belgrade University                                

Bachelor’s degree

n 

Work experience


1976 - 1979       “Vecernje Novosti” Belgrade

n  Covered political events and current affairs


1979 – 1993        Radio Television Serbia                                                  

n  Presented and produced two daily news bulletins

n  Founder and Editor and Chief of the Third channel of RTS(1998.)

n  Founder and Head of satellite and cable DPT radio Television Belgrade. Launched satellite programme of RTB and agreed contract with main international satellite channels for cable distribution in former Yugoslavia.

n  Member of the satellite and Cable committee of Yugoslav radio television

n  Correspondent of the Cable and Satellite Express (UK)(1989-1993).Contribution on satellite and cable television development in former Yugoslavia. Presented papers on development possibilities of satellite television in Eastern Europe at international conferences.

n  Editor and chief of television Belgrade satellite Department(1991-may 1993).Produced six hours daily satellite broadcast to Europe and North America. In charge for RTB contribution for Eurovision news excgange.Supervised RT Serbia contributions for CNN World report.

1993 - 2007         Sky News  London                                                                                                 

n  Chief of Sky News East European Bureau in Belgrade(1993-2007).In charge of editorial planing,production and co-coordinating Sky News coverage  in the region.

n  Before that from 1998-1993 free lancing for Sky News covering Romanian revolution and the beginning of the war in former Yugoslavia

n  Field assigments: Coverage of the war in Bosnia, assault on the White house in Moscow (Russian parliament), Serbian elections, Allied action in Baghdad (dec 1998), setting up Sky News operation in Baghdad, covering Iraq, Nato intervention over Yugoslavia, clashes in Macedonia, Bush-Putin sumit, Octobar revolution in Belgrade, Milosevic trial in The Hague, covering bureaus in Brussels, Israel and Sky Washington bureau in US. Produced stories which have been nominated for New York TV festival.

n  Breaking stories for Sky News. Capture of Sadam Hussein, death of his sons, death of Slobodan Milosevic. For all those stories Sky News had first reports

n  Negotiating Sky News distribution in cable system in former Yugoslavia.

2007-2008      RTV Vojvodina
     Special advisor to  General director of RTV Vojvodina, second      public broadcaster in Serbia
 
2008-               Reuters TV Belgrade
TV Producer

Languages


Fluent English

Family background


Married, two children

Skills


Computer literate. Driving licence. Capable organizer. Communicative with people. Trained for using TV camera(footage broadcast on Sky News).