BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA: SEEMO concerned with media freedom violations in Bosnia-herzegovina

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, 27/12/2014

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) was displeased to learn about yesterday’s decision by a court in the city of Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The verdict contains a temporary measure which prohibits journalists from sharing information about the alleged criminal acts of three Ministry of Interior affairs employees.

Three police officers sued the Federal public broadcaster FTV for defamation, claiming that the article written about them in Mreza was untrue.

“By instigating such a decision, Bosnian authorities have shown deep disrespect and disregard for the journalistic profession. SEEMO members were unpleasantly surprised to learn about these developments, and we insist that this court verdict is converted immediately.” SEEMO Secretary General Oliver Vujovic stated.

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