24 Aug 2018 Lvl. 1
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Alert created on: 24 Aug 2018 Bosnia and Herzegovina

BHRT News Team Attacked by a Group of Fifteen Persons in Konjic

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CategoryAttacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists
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On 20 August 2018, a van composed of four journalists and media workers working for the Radio and Television of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHRT) was attacked around midnight in the town of Konjic by a group of fifteen masked persons. The journalists were on their way back from assignment in Široki Brijeg, where a football match had taken place. Only the driver was seriously injured and significant damage was done to the equipment and the vehicle. The incident was reported to the local Police Authority.
Follow-ups
24 Aug 2018
OSCE Representative condemns assault on BHRT crew after sporting event in Konjic and welcomes investigation by authorities.
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