Other threats to journalists, Vladimir Kovačević i Klix.ba, Banja Luka, 02.2020.


During a press conference on February 14 this year, member of the BiH Presidency Milorad Dodik verbally attacked BNTV journalist Vladimir Kovacevic, calling him and the media he works for “traitors.”
At a special session of the National Assembly of Republika Srpska on February 26 in Banja Luka, Dodik publicly called the portal Klix.ba a “hostile media” for Republika Srpska.

Contry BH
Gender Group
Date 14/02/2020
City / Location
Type of incident Other threats to journalists
By whom Aggressive public declarations by state officials
Name of the perpetrator Milorad Dodik
Type of media online
Media name Vladimir Kovačević, Klix.ba
Was journalist`s association informed Yes
What was journalists' association reaction The Steering Committee of the BH Journalists Association and the Free Media Help Line condemned the offensive statements of Member of the Presidency of BiH Milorad Dodik towards journalists and the media outlets. "In recent years, Free Media Help Line has recorded at least 20 attacks and threats by Milorad Dodik to journalists and media from across BiH, with a particular focus on BNTV, FTV, BHRT, Oslobodjenje, Beta news agency, etc. Due to the frequency of attacks, their paranoid repetition and brutality, BH Journalists Association will request from the European Federation of Journalists, the Council of Europe and the OSCE Office for Media Freedom special reactions and interventions to protect the freedom of expression and safety of journalists in Bosnia and Herzegovina, especially in the Entity of Republika Srpska", says a statement from BHJA and Free Media Help Line.
Were authorities informed? Case was not reported to the police