The OSCE mission strongly condemned the hate speech and recent threats addressed to journalists, as well as to the Editor in Chief of N1 BiH, Amir Zukic.
“The OSCE BiH strongly condemns hate speech and recent threats directed at journalists, including, most recently, the chief editor of N1 BiH. We’ve witnessed a surge in hostile comments and rhetoric against the independent media, which further exacerbates the risk of physical violence. We urge the authorities to conduct swift and thorough investigations into these incidents, utilizing proper legal mechanisms to hold those found responsible accountable for their actions. Ensuring the safety of journalists is paramount, and we stand committed to upholding this vital principle,” the OSCE Mission to Bosnia said on X (formerly Twitter).
The British and US embassies also voiced their support for media freedoms and the safety of N1’s staff by condemning the recent threats and insults and asking the authorities to act swiftly.