BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, 22/07/2016
The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) condemns the harassment of Borka Rudic, journalist and head of The Association of BH Journalists.
A local politician, member of the Party of Democratic Action political party ( SDA) allegedly made comments about Borka Rudic on his Facebook profile on 19 July. After talking about the failed coup attempt in Turkey, the politician harassed Rudic, which provoked a series of accusations against her, among them that she is a lobbyist for Fethullah Gulen, who is said to be behind the overthrow attempt. Rudic was also called a supporter of Gulen’s politics, and a supporter of Chetniks, a WWII army movement in Serbia.
‘SEEMO stands in solidarity with Borka Rudic and condemns the online harassment campaign initiated by a public official,’ said SEEMO Secretary General Oliver Vujovic.
SEEMO is a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in South, East and Central Europe and its press freedom work is supported by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) project, as part of a grant by the European Commission.