Other threats to journalists, Siniša Vukelić, Capital.ba, 08.03.2023.

    Country BH
    Name and Surname Siniša Vukelić
    Gender Male
    Date 08/03/2023
    City / Location Banja Luka
    Type of incident Other threats to journalists
    By whom Aggressive public declarations by state officials
    Type of media online
    Media name Capital.ba
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    Were authorities informed? Case was not reported to the police

    The Steering Committee of the BH Journalists Association (BHJA) sent a public protest to the president of Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, regarding direct threats to Siniša Vukelić, a member of the Steering Committee of BH Journalists and the president of the BHJA Press Club Banja Luka, and the insulting of hundreds of journalists who oppose the criminalization of defamation by calling them a “specters”.

    At the press conference held in Banja Luka, Milorad Dodik commented in an inappropriate and threatening manner on the legitimate struggle of journalists and the media against the criminalization of defamation and the draft amendments to the Criminal Code of Republika  Srpska, and announced rigorous measures against the NGO sector and associations financed by donor funds.