Other threaths to journalists, RTRS, Banja Luka, 09.09.2020.


Police officers from Banja Luka identified and arrested a man with the initials I.G. on suspicion of harassing two journalists of Radio-Television of Republika Srpska (RTRS) for a long time, sending them messages with disturbing content.

On September 8, two RTRS journalists reported to the police station that an unknown person had been constantly sending them messages of disturbing content since 2018, which caused them to feel fear and anxiety, the Banja Luka Police Department said.

I. G. was arrested on September 9, and the prosecutor of the District Public Prosecutor’s Office in Banja Luka stated that the arrest was made for criminal offense of harassing. Against I.G. a report will be submitted in the regular procedure.

Contry BH
Gender Group
Date 08/09/2020
City / Location
Type of incident Other threats to journalists
By whom To journalists by citizens
Type of media Radio and television
Media name RTRS
Legal closure Ongoing (or case not closed)
Was journalist`s association informed Yes
Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police Case was reported to the Prosecutor’s Office Case was initiated ex officio by the Prosecutor’s Office