Bosnia & Herzegovina

Public vilification of activism continues

International CSO, Human Rights Watch has drawn attention to the lack of media freedom and poor working environment for journalists in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In its annual report, the group stated that independent outlets and journalists continue to face threats during their work. Read more

Public vilification of activism continues


Public official insults female journalists on social media

In late November 2017, the deputy secretary of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, took to social media platform, Facebook, to insult two female journalists. Read more

Public official insults female journalists on social media

Media workers blocked from recording in Republika Srpska National Assembly

As previously covered on the CIVICUS Monitor, political pressure on journalists in Bosnia and Herzegovina has contributed to a culture of self-censorship. In addition, politicians have interfered with media workers' ability to carry out their work. On 13th September 2017, for example, an MP in the Republika Srpska National Assembly (RSNA), expelled two cameramen from a session where they were recording the opposition's boycott and blocking of parliament. Read more

Media workers blocked from recording in Republika Srpska National Assembly

Media impartiality under the spotlight in Bosnia and Herzegovina

As we've previously featured in the CIVICUS Monitor, journalists in Bosnia and Herzegovina are reported to regularly face a situation where censorship and political pressure frequently impede their journalistic integrity. Read more

Media impartiality under the spotlight in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Blurred lines between freedom of expression and divisive rhetoric

As we've previously covered in the CIVICUS Monitor, the use of inflammatory language to stoke ethnic tensions frequently blurs the line between freedom of speech and incitement of racial hatred in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Read more

Blurred lines between freedom of expression and divisive rhetoric

Attacks against outspoken activists in Bosnia and Herzegovina

On 14th February, members of the civic group, the Association for Social Research and Communication (UDIK), were verbally and physically attacked by unknown assailants near the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo. Read more

Attacks against outspoken activists in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Spate of threats against journalists in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina has recently witnessed a worrying spate of violence against journalists. Read more

Spate of threats against journalists in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Journalist's House Attacked After Municipality Probe in Bosnia and Herzegovina

On 17th August, unknown assailants threw an improvised handmade explosive device at the family house of Tihomir Bradvica, the editor-in-chief of a net portal called Ljubuski. The bombing comes after a series of threats and unwarranted harassment were directed at him due to his oversight of investigations into local municipality malpractices. Read more

Journalist's House Attacked After Municipality Probe in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Thousands demonstrate during rival protests in Bosnia and Herzegovina

On the 14th of May, over 10,000 Bosnian Serbs protests in Banja Luka in rival rallies for and against the government. After authorities declared a state of emergency at the scale of the simultaneous protests a heavy police presence managed to see both gatherings take place peacefully. Read more