More than written articles, photography can create and spread a “fake reality”. What’s the power of photography in journalism? In this article for Media Centar, Saida Mustajbegovic analyze the dangerous aspect of “fake photography” and how it can lead to misunderstanding and wrong interpretation among readers.
The number of women who lead media outlets - whether as editors or managers - is far from satisfactory in Bosnia and Herzegovina. We are talking about the 30% of leadership positions in the national media system...
Statistics on violence against women that have arisen from the campaign #MeToo show clear data, but what is actual reaction of media outlets in Bosnia and Herzegovina and world? Alan Pejković analyzes journalistic and media approach to this topic in different societies.
Restrictions on the freedom of the media during the last two years in Turkey have been alarming – authorities shut down hundreds of media outlets and many journalists were fired or ended up in prison. In Bosnia and Herzegovina there is not much discussion about Erdogan’s role in destroying free press in Turkey, also because he and his political capital play huge role in Bosniak nationalism.
The Center for Investigative Reporting in Sarajevo (CIN ) celebrates 13 years of work. During this period, CIN has published over 500 investigative stories, 14 online databases and several documentary films and videos. With CIN's editor in chief, Aladin Abdagic, we talked about the evolution and the challenges of investigative journalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the threats that investigative journalists has been undergone.
The interview with Sebija Izetbegovic - the director of the Clinical center University of Sarajevo - was first announced on October 25th; but suddenly, it was removed from the schedule of the Radio and Television of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHRT) without any explanation. Production and broadcasting of the interview raised a lot of concerns and questions among citizens and media experts in Bosnia and Herzegovina about the (in)dependence of the state broadcaster from external influence.
One of the biggest reason for unprofessional reporting on people with disability is ignorance of proper terminology. Only specialized media in Bosnia and Herzegovina know how to use correct vocabulary when writing on this issue. Activist and journalist Ana Kotur tries to explain why the use of proper terminology does not threaten journalistic freedom to express themselves the way they think they should.
Even 25 years after the war, the German war correspondent Erich Rathfelder is still in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Why? Because there are a lot of topics he needs to report on. For Mediacentar he writes about his experience as a war correspondent, but he also tries to explain how today's ideologies are being confronted through politics, media and schools.
Media outlets constantly focus their attention on those states that are considered to be élite, on the individuals who are accepted as the most important individuals in our society and on events concerning these people and nations. On the other side, a large number of those who are not big, rich and “important” are left behind closed doors that lead to media space.
This year Bosnia and Herzegovina marks 110 years since the first press law in this country was published: it was in 1907. Boro Kontic from Mediacentar analyzes the law and compares it with today's situation in Bosnian media landscape.