Actual attacks on journalists, RTV Slon, Tuzla, 20.04.2020.


On April 20, 2020, at around 8.30 pm, Tuzla police officers stopped the RTV Slon crew, temporarily seized their mobile phone and deleted all the footage of the event they were reporting about. The RTV Slon media crew had valid press accreditations and a permit to move during curfew. After RTV Slon reported illegal police actions, the Tuzla Canton Crisis Staff, the Director of the Police Directorate of the TK and the Chief of the PU Center reacted, stating that they immediately took all necessary activities to sanction the inappropriate actions of police officers.

Contry BH
Gender Group
Date 20/04/2020
City / Location
Type of incident Actual attacks on journalists
By whom by policeman
Type of media Radio and television
Media name RTV Slon
Was journalist`s association informed Yes
What was journalists' association reaction The BH Journalists Steering Committee made a public request to the Tuzla Cantonal Ministry of Interior officials to investigate the case as a matter of urgency and to sanction members of the police who have unlawfully prevented the RTV Slon crew from performing their tasks.
Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police Case was reported to the Prosecutor’s Office