BETA News Agency celebrates its 27th anniversary on May 4. It was founded as an independent news agency by a group of Belgrade journalists and started publishing news on May 4, 1994.
BETA started as a regional service providing news from Serbia, then the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the region and several centers in the world. Today, BETA News Agency provides modern, multimedia news content respecting laws and journalistic standards and code of ethics.
In 2003, BETA launched Radio Sto Plus in Novi Pazar, which airs program in the region of Sandzak. The agency pays special attention to environmental issues and has created website Green Serbia and also regularly covers EU integration polices, addressed by Euractiv Serbia.
Since 2004, BETA News Agency has been organizing a competition for best media photograph in Southeast Europe, called “BETA’s Photo of the Year.”