On June 17, 2020. in the afternoon hours, journalist Nidžara Ahmetašević tried to photograph a police action and the arrest of migrants in a Sarajevo neighborhood. According to Ahmetašević, on that occasion the police officers verbally attacked her, behaved unprofessionally and threatened her with a misdemeanor report because she “interferes with their work”. Although she showed them journalistic accreditation, they did not want to accept it as a valid document and, as she stated, they asked her for a “work permit”. Finally, they wrote down the records of her and her friend.
|Name and Surname||Nidžara Ahmetašević|
|City / Location|
|Type of incident||Other threats to journalists|
|By whom||by policeman|
|Type of media||Journalist is a freelancer: Journalist is a freelancer|
|Was journalist`s association informed||Yes|
|What was journalists' association reaction||The Steering Committee of BH Journalists Association sent a public protest to the Sarajevo Canton Ministry of the Interior, demanding an urgent investigation into the incident, public announcement of the results of the investigation and measures to be taken against police officers.|