Tanja is a published author and her first book Mussolini’s Microphone was published in Serbian language by the Serbian PR Association as its first publishing project ever. Mussolini’s Microphone is a part of the official, additional, curriculum at the University of Belgrade. This is the first book in both Serbia and the wider Balkan region to deal with the subject of the use of radio as a propaganda tool during the regime of the Italian fascists.
The base for this book was a midterm paper entitled “Broadcasts in Fascist Italy” written during my postgraduate studies of communicology at the University of Belgrade. The university professors and the editorial staff of the “Communication Manager” quarterly magazine described it as a thorough scientific paper and noted that “… it tackles a theme that lacked proper scientific attention in Serbia. The books and sources used are mostly foreign (Italian) which gives a special value to the evaluated paper; the paper is significant also for the facts and data it contains which are mostly less known to our academia. The theses in the paper are coherent with the general scientific positions and opinions in regard to the topic in question” Special “thank you” note goes to professor Branimir Stojkovic PhD, my mentor and Igor Aldo Christiano Cvetkovic who helped me both with translation and during my tours of the Italian province of Veneto in September 2008 in search of literature and better understanding of the ideology. On top of it all, the book is the first publishing project of the Serbian PR Society and it is a part of the official, additional, curriculum at the University of Belgrade; the book’s value was recognized by the Chairman of the Association Milos Djajic and the entire membership.
My next book will be similar to my first. However it will be a more romantic story about radio and the people who worked in media during WW2. People like Lisa Sergio, the first female radio anchors, Ezra Pound, the famous American poet and other historical personalities whose life and consequently the faith of civilization were influenced by emotions simply because they were first and foremost humans and then everything else.