|Name and Surname||Siniša Vukelić|
|City / Location||Banja Luka|
|Type of incident||Other threats to journalists|
|By whom||Aggressive public declarations by state officials|
|Type of media||online|
|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.