Threats against media outlets, BHRT and RTVFBiH, 10.02.2023.

    Country BH
    Gender Group
    Date 10/02/2023
    City / Location Zenica
    Type of incident Threats against media outlets and organizations
    By whom Aggressive public declarations by state officials
    Type of media Radio and television
    Media name BHRT - RTVFBiH
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes

    During the session of the City Council, the mayor of Zenica Fuad Kasumović asserted that in the past seven years, since he has been in office as mayor, “not a single positive story has been made” from Zenica on the public services Radio-Television of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHRT) and Radio-Television of the Federation of BiH (RTVFBiH). He called on the citizens of Zenica not to pay the RTV tax, “just as neither the Čović’s nor the Dodik’s people pay”.

    Kasumović admitted that he himself doesn’t pay the RTV tax and said that the federal and state public service are “SDA televisions”.

    The Steering Committee of BH Journalists called on the councilors of the City Council of Zenica to publicly distance themselves from the aforementioned statements of mayor Kasumović, aimed at the targeted destruction of the professional integrity of journalists and editors of public services, as well as correspondents of these media from the Zenica-Doboj Canton.