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Free-press champion Sasa Vucinic on TEDTalks

Sasa Vucinic, a former editor for Belgrade radio station B92, founded the Prague-based Media Development Loan Fund, which applies venture-capital principles to finance sustainable media companies in nations emerging from repressive regimes. In this quietly persuasive talk, Vucinic explores the power of a free press to reinvigorate struggling democracies, and proposes his vision (since realized) to sell “free press bonds,” publicly traded securities that mobilize private investment to support independent media. (Recorded July 2005 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 18:46)

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