Threats against media outlets, Prijedor, 17.02.2023.

    Country BH
    Gender Group
    Date 17/02/2023
    City / Location Prijedor
    Type of incident Threats against media outlets and organizations
    By whom By public officials
    Type of media Radio and television
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes

    At the special session of the Prijedor City Assembly, only one agenda item was discussed: the recent statements of the chief imam from Kozarac, Amir Mahić, about Saint Sava and the Serbian Orthodox Church. After several journalist crews arrived at the City Administration building in Prijedor with the intention of following the session, security ordered them to leave the building, explaining that the session was “closed to the public”.

    The Steering Committee of BH Journalists Association believes that the city authorities of Prijedor had no argument for not allowing the media to report on the special session of the City Assembly, and that it is a classic attempt of censorship and banning access to information of public interest.