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13 years of the Center for Investigative Reporting in Sarajevo (CIN). The editor in chief Aladin Abdagic: “Our professionalism protects us”

14/11/2017

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.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Five questions for BHRT about interview with Sebija Izetbegovic 

14/11/2017

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.

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Bosnia: Handicapped or she can’t see?

18/10/2017

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.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: a war correspondent who still writes from Sarajevo

02/10/2017

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.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: What dictates media agenda?

27/09/2017

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.

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Bosnia: the press is dangerous?

19/09/2017

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.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Chains of the Nineties

08/09/2017

Considering the ongoing power of television on Bosnian public opinion, the TV series about former President of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina Alija Izetbegovic and the movie about the former President of Republika Srpska Radovan Karadzic may contribute to an even more radical blurring and misunderstanding of conflicting images and experiences of the past.

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Blowing up journalism in Macedonia

04/04/2017

The culmination of the political crisis in Macedonia resulted in an increased number of attacks on journalists. The narrative spread by political elites for years could not result in anything other than violence and division.

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Satirical web sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Using mockery to cause a reaction

30/03/2017

Satirical web sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina use creative ways to point out anomalies and absurdities in the society. Una Čilić talks to editors of Šatro.info and Karakter.ba.

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The Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Stingy with information

16/03/2017

The Prosecutor's Office's longheld practice of communicating with the press through video statements filmed and produced within the institution, deprives the journalists of one of their fundamental rights and obligations – that of asking questions.

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