Tuesday, April 10, 2012

28. Jun campaign picking up steam

Student organization 28. Jun, renowned for sending $1.5 million worth of medical aid to Kosovo, is gaining media momentum with increased support from international press and Serbian athletes and celebrities. In his interview with Serbian national TV station RTS, Filip Filipi, president of 28.Jun stated “we plan to strengthen our organization by gathering supporters on a global scale and sending out two more containers of aid, one for Serbia and one for Republika Srpska.  In the meantime, our priority lies in securing financial resources to make all of this happen”. The story also made the cover of Vesti, the most widely-read publication in the Serbian diaspora.

28.Jun also received support via social media, most notably from tennis world champ Novak Djokovic, NBA legend Vlade Divac, Oscar-nominated director Emir Kusturica and rap super group Beogradski Sindikat. 28.Jun is a student-driven Serbian organization engaged in political, social and philanthropic functions pertaining to Serbian interests as well as a supporter of refugees, internally displaced and abandoned people. For more details or if you wish to donate to support our cause, please visit http://28jun.org/donations/

Monday, April 2, 2012

Media reaction to 'Boj za Kosovo'

BELGRADE - The Serb diaspora organization 28. Jun has organized a global awareness campaign and donation drive which resulted in the shipment of medical supplies worth over USD 1.5 million to the Gracanica Medical Center in Kosovo.

According to the 28. Jun website, the aid container left the port of Seattle (USA), on March 12, where 28. Jun and is currently en route to Thessaloniki, Greece where it will be offloaded and then transported by truck through Macedonia and to Gracanica. The container is scheduled to reach Gracanica's Medical Center just before Serbian Easter on April 15.

The extensive effort spanned over 6 months, 28. Jun President Filip Filipi said, uniting Serb communities in over 80 cities across 30 different countries around the world. FULL STORY

The Serbian media extensively covered 28. Jun's shipment of aid to Serbs in Kosovo. The story had widespread circulation and we are very grateful for the coverage our intiative has received. Below are a few of the more prominent media outlets that picked up the story:

RTS http://www.rts.rs/page/rts/sr/RTS+Satelit/story/1518/SAT+vesti/1070360/Pomo%C4%87+od+milion+i+po+dolara+na+putu+za+Gra%C4%8Danicu.html

RTV http://www.rtv.rs/sr_lat/drustvo/gracanici-1-5-miliona-dolara-od-srpske-dijaspore_308785.html

Pravda http://www.pravda.rs/2012/03/26/filip-filipi-pomaze-srbima-na-kosovu/

Novosti http://www.novosti.rs/vesti/planeta.301.html:372426-Gracanici-15-miliona-dolara-od-srpske-dijaspore

Mondo http://www.mondo.rs/s238611/Info/Hronika_i_Drustvo/Od_dijaspore_za_Gracanicu_15_miliona_dolara_.html

Tanjug http://www.tanjug.rs/news/36819/serb-diaspora-sends-usd-1-5-mil-to-gracanica.htm

Vesti http://www.vesti.rs/Estrada/Filip-Filipi-salje-1-5-miliona-dolara-na-Kosovo.html

Novinar http://www.novinar.de/2012/03/27/zdravstvenim-ustanovama-na-kosovu-pomoc-od-milion-i-po-dolara.html

Radio KIM http://www.radiokim.net/vesti/zdravstvenim-ustanovama-na-kosovu-pomoc-od-milion-i-po-dolara.html

Serbia Times http://serbia-times.com/times/4018-serb-diaspora-sends-usd-15-mil-to-gracanica

Dnevne Novine http://dnevnenovine.rs/vesti/od-dijaspore-za-gracanicu-15-miliona-dolara-2/