On Monday 25 September the new Shadow report for Bosnia and Herzegovina was presented in Sarajevo, to an audience from various levels of society (from media owners to representatives of international organisations, local human rights organisations and public officials). The report contains the first comprehensive analysis of media scene in Bosnia and Herzegovina, presenting the main challenges to the implementation of 27 principles related to freedom of expression and media depicted in Council of Europe’s Resolution 1636(2008). The aim of the research is to draw attention of duty holders to the main challenges concerning legislative, political, economic and professional environment under which media operate today. The most drastic deviations from the European standards in media scene of Bosnia and Herzegovina are related to: the lack of protection for the journalists, unequal implementation of defamation laws, challenges to editorial autonomy of Public Broadcasting System, lack of ownership transparency and media concentration and non transparent allocation of State funds.

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