RESEARCH BiH: Good Models, Limited Implementation

This research aims to create a better understanding of media self-regulatory mechanisms in Bosnian media landscape.

Self-regulatory and regulatory frameworks were established in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the late 1990s and early 2000s and their codes have been amended several times to keep up with new challenges in journalism and the digital environment. Despite the well-established frameworks and codes that follow trends in the media market, the implementation of professional media standards is still not at a satisfactory level in BiH.

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Online media often violate ethical standards and the Press and Online Media Council has no influence on the work of the numerous anonymous news portals which, although they are presented as online media, do not publish information on their editors or their contact information.

This report focuses on the question of how to strengthen self-regulatory mechanisms and increase the responsibility of journalists and editors for media content in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Funded by the European Union.

The regional program “Our Media: A civil society action to generate media literacy and activism, counter polarisation and promote dialogue” is implemented with the financial support of the European Union by partner organizations SEENPMAlbanian Media InstituteMediacentar SarajevoPress Council of KosovoMontenegrin Media InstituteMacedonian Institute for MediaNovi Sad School of JournalismPeace Institute and Bianet.

This article was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of SEENPM and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.