09 Jul 2020 Lvl. 2
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Alert created on: 16 Apr 2020 n° 41/2020 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Threats and Insults against Journalists in Faktor.ba Newsroom

Source of threatNon-state
CategoryHarassment and intimidation of journalists
Partner EFJ/IFJ
Partner EFJ/IFJ
On 14 April 2020, in Sarajevo, journalists and employees from Faktor.ba, a news web portal, were insulted by two women who entered the building without permission.

Faktor.ba journalists and editors were targeted for publishing an article about a car being set on fire and a shooting in the city of Vraca (Sarajevo).

In addition, the man mentioned in the article later called the editorial office asking for the removal of the article in question and threatened to come to the Faktor.ba newsroom with his lawyer.

The BH Journalists Association and the Free Media Help Line severely condemned these attacks and called for an urgent investigation by all relevant institutions from local and national authorities.
State replies
09 Jul 2020
Follow-ups
16 Apr 2020
OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media denounces the threats and insults against Faktorba journalists.
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