Threats against media outlets and organizations, BHRT, Sarajevo, 02.03.2022.

    Contry BH
    Gender Group
    Date 02/03/2022
    City / Location
    Type of incident Threats against media outlets and organizations
    By whom Aggressive public declarations by state officials
    Name of the perpetrator Milorad Dodik
    Type of media Radio and television
    Media name BHRT
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    What was journalists' association reaction The Steering Committee of the BH Journalists Association strongly condemns the direct interference of the member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the president of SNSD party Milorad Dodik in the editorial policy and program content of the state public broadcaster BHRT.

    On March 2, the member of the Presidency of BiH and the president of SNSD party Milorad Dodik met with the director of the BH Radio1 program, Pejka Medic, when they discussed “the status of journalists and all employees from Republika Srpska in this media outlet”. Dodik concluded that the all-day BHT program, broadcast on the occasion of the Independence Day of BiH, was “one-sided, absolutely shameful and directed against the Serbian people, especially bearing in mind that this program was not implemented within the Information Program and with the consent of BHT Collegium members.”

    Dodik announced that he would demand the responsibility of those “who approved and participated in the realization of such a program”, and reiterated that BHRT, as a public service, must reflect the interest of all peoples in the country “because its functioning is financed also by Serbs from Republika Srpska”.