Sarajevo, 5 November 2003.  


The Press Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina regards the verbal attack on Oslobodenje’s correspondent Nermin Biso as a serious incident.

This case represents a direct involvement of political parties in the work of journalists. The printed media in B&H has the right to state any comments or thoughts about all the questions which are important to the B&H public as well as the right to “freedom to state its own stance” (article 6 of the Press Code.) The Press Council will always strive to protect this right.

The stance of the Council is that this incident threatens the right to freedom of expression and is an attempt to scare journalists, which should not be happening in a country which has obligated itself to adhere to the European Convention on human rights, and therefore to preserve the freedom of expression.

The Press Council is an organization for the self-regulation of press in B&H. The Council is independent of political parties or influence of special interests, and serves the citizens and the press of B&H.

For further information contact the Secretariat of the Press Council. Phone: 033 272 270/271 or E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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