Bosnia and Herzegovina / Europe & Central Asia

Journalists attacked in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 1992


Bosnia and Herzegovina columnist Dragan Bursać and Montenegro journalist Darko Šuković receive death threats

Berlin, June 4, 2021 — Authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro should swiftly and thoroughly investigate threats made to journalists Dragan Bursać and Darko Šuković and ensure their safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On May 26, a Facebook user named “Marko Aprcovic” sent death threats to Bursać, a Bosnia-based columnist for…

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Bosnia and Herzegovina journalist Nikola Vučić receives death threats

On May 26, 2020, multiple anonymous and pseudonymous Facebook and Twitter users sent threatening messages to Nikola Vučić, a reporter and presenter for the privately owned N1 TV station, according to the journalist, who communicated with CPJ via email, and a report by, a regional press freedom group. One anonymous Twitter user sent Vučić…

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A police officer is seen in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on September 8, 2019. Bosnian journalist Avdo Avdić recently received death threats. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

Bosnian investigative journalist Avdo Avdić receives death threats

Berlin, October 29, 2019 — Bosnia and Herzegovina authorities should swiftly and thoroughly investigate threats made to journalist Avdo Avdić and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, is seen on April 4, 2018. A reporter's camera was recently damaged by a security guard while he was reporting in the town of Šikulje. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

Security guard damages journalist’s camera in Bosnia and Herzegovina

On May 14, 2019, in Šikulje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, a private security guard damaged the camera of Ademir Mešanović, a cameraman working for local public broadcaster RTV TK, according to a report by the broadcaster.

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A November 1, 1998, photo of Serbian journalist Slavko Curuvija at a press conference in Belgrade. A Serbian court on April 5, 2019, sentenced four former intelligence officers to decades in prison for the 1999 killing of Curuvija. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)

CPJ welcomes convictions in murder of Serbian journalist Slavko Ćuruvija

New York, April 5, 2019–A Belgrade court today convicted four former Serbian state security officers of the 1999 murder of journalist Slavko Ćuruvija, owner of the mass-circulation Dnevni Telegraf, Serbia’s first private daily, and the weekly magazine Evropljanin, independent regional news website Balkan Insight reported. Ćuruvija, 51, was shot and killed on April 11, 1999,…

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A man reads on a bridge in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on October 6, 2018. A Sarajevo politician recently attacked a journalist in the city. (Amel Emric/AP)

Politician attacks journalist in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Berlin, April 2, 2019 – Authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina should quickly and thoroughly investigate the attack and harassment of journalist Adi Kebo by Sarajevo politician Huso Ćesir, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Bosnian journalists gather at the main square in Banja Luka, Bosnia, on August 27, 2018, to protest against an attack on journalist Vladimir Kovacevic of independent television station BNTV. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic)

Bosnian Serb reporter hospitalized after attack by masked assailants

New York, August 28, 2018–Reporter Vladimir Kovacevic of the independent Bosnian Serb television station BNTV was badly beaten on August 26 after reporting on an anti-government protest in Banja Luka, the de facto capital of the Serb-controlled part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, BNTV reported.

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Balancing Act

Joining the club: accession and press freedom Accession to the EU is often described as one of the most effective democracy promotion projects in the world. Countries vying for membership must prove themselves on a range of political and legal criteria that include provisions on standards for human rights, freedom of expression, and press freedom.…

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Defining role of the press in genocide prevention

Talking about genocide prevention in the shadow of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camps brings an intense and unique gravity to the discussions. The academic presentations cannot extract themselves from the looming presence of the barbed wires and grim towers surrounding the Nazis’ most infamous death factory.

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Europe and Central Asia Snapshots

Attacks and developments throughout the region

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