Appointment of the RTVFB&H management board – Legal or agreed solution?

Dr.sci. Lejla Turčilo, associate professor at the Department of Journalism/Communication Science at the Faculty of Political Science University of Sarajevo, about the modes of appointing the RTVFB&H management board.

The mandate of all members of the RTVFB&H Board expired more than four years ago (one in 2010, then in 2011, 2012 and last in 2013). Also, the director of RTVFB&H has been on this position since 2008, and his five-year term expired in 2013. This precedent in the management practice of a part of the public broadcasting system shows how much political interests are reflected on public service…”


Safety of journalists in B&H – The necessity of efficient institutional and soicial protection

Daniela Jurčić, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Mostar.

The issue of journalistic work and journalism in general, recently got into the most turbulent period. In this analysis will be pointed out the crisis of journalism as a profession, and more important, the very uncertain status of journalists.

Journalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina has experienced huge changes in the last twenty years. They are not visible just in a number of media, but also in huge structural changes inside the journalism profession. After the end of the war, a whole new media frame was established. The Bosnian-Herzegovinian media has been a part of the social transition that has left its mark in the last two decades – new communication technologies has been developed and numerous media have been launched. “


Towards a Successful Lobbying and Advocacy Strategy for Journalists Aimed at Improving the General Situation of the Media in Macedonia

The 2016 elections, followed by the formation of an alternative coalition government, created a new momentum for the development of free and critical media, independent from governmental influences and political party interests. It will be of key importance to consolidate the new developments in the coming years, and to make it impossible to undermine the functioning of media again. This paper provides an outline to further strengthen the position of AJM and the position of journalists and media supporting a democratic society with a focus on strategic planning in relation to effective lobbying and advocacy.


Freedom of expression through the practice of the European Court for Human Rights

The purpose of this analysis is to give a general picture of the State parties’ obligations regarding the right to freedom of expression, to indicate the mutual connection and reference to this right with the other rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Convention, but also the scope of the protection of freedom of expression. Due to the numerous forms through which the right to freedom of expression manifests, the focus here is on several of these forms: freedom of expression in politics, art, and civic association, with particular reference to journalists and journalistic expression.


Indicators for the degree of media freedom and the journalists’ safety

This Report comprises the findings of the second research conducted within the regional project Western Balkan’s Regional Platform for advocating media freedom and journalists’ safety, implemented by national organisations of journalists in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. This study analyzes in detail the situation of freedom of speech and media freedom in Macedonia in the last three months of 2016 and the first nine months of 2017. The study analyzes the legal framework related to freedom of speech, the socioeconomic position, and the safety of journalists and is a complement to the last year’s study of the AJM “Indicators for the level of media freedom and the safety of journalists in Macedonia”.