Threats against media outlets, Face TV, Sarajevo, 31.10.2022.

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    Contry BH
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    Date 30/10/2022
    City / Location
    Type of incident Threats against media outlets and organizations
    Type of media Radio and television
    Media name Face TV
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes

    The Steering Committee of the BH Journalists Association invited the Council of the Communications Regulatory Agency (CRA – RAK) to analyze in detail the statements of CRA general director Draško Milinović regarding his announcements of “rigorous sanctions” for Face Television and the editor of this media outlet, Senad Hadžifejzović, and to determine whether Milinović, as the director of the Agency, violated the provisions of professional and ethical performance of duties.

    On October 30th, Milinović stated that the CRA initiated proceedings ex officio against Face Television, and announced that “they will go for the highest possible sanction” because Senad Hadžifejzović allegedly asked a guest in the program whether Milorad Dodik should be “killed”. Although from the controversial recording, which was transmitted by numerous media, it is not possible to clearly discern what exactly Hadžifejzović said, the director of the Communications Regulatory Agency “judged” Hadžifejzović and Face Television in advance, which represents a precedent never before registered in the work of CRA.