Journalism is Publishing What Others are Afraid To

The freedom of expression and media freedom are fundamental principles of democracy, but recent media reports often emphasize the online threats that journalists receive on forums and portals, which include death threats. In addition to the evident safety issues, the political structure in BiH and increasing financial pressures make the situation more difficult for journalists working in the country.

We Led Normal Lives in an Abnormal Situation

Imagine living in a city where you’re not allowed to cross a certain street. Or attending a school that has a forbidden floor. This is not the plot of some suspense or a horror film, but a reality in Gornji Vakuf-Uskoplje – a city in central Bosnia that is divided along ethnic lines.

Life Gets Hard in the Winter Time

Toilets, bathrooms, buses, stairs – all of these present obstacles for people with disabilities who are living in BiH.

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Winner of the Intercultural Achievement Recognition Award by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs.
Time Does Its Thing. Are You Doing Your Thing, Man?
“It was the winter of 1996. The month of March. It was cold, very cold.”
A Distorted System of Values Among BiH Youth: Who Are Their Role Models?
When it comes to establishing role models, schools are losing the battle with the media. Young athlete Emir Bekrić became the main topic of conversation when he won gold at the European Youth Championship in Tampere. Because of his young age, he is a relevant role model for this country’s youth.
Individuals Can Change Things for the Better
Banja Luka’s Humana Srpska Foundation was established with the aim of helping the injured and sick people. This Foundation provides assistance regardless of religious and ethnic background.
With a Good Story and Some Perseverance, You Can Reach the Masses
“The greatest challenge that journalists face is the persistence of doing and publishing a story regardless of possible consequences,” says Amarildo Gutić – a journalist working for the online magazine Žurnal. He reminds that journalists in Bosnia and Herzegovina are faced with a number of problems and challenges as part of their work, such as political and financial pressures.
Banja Luka Speaks Out: Let Us Breathe with Clear Lungs
Tobacco came to Europe in the 16th century. In the beginning, only members of the upper class, predominantly men, had access to it. Nowadays, however, it is available across the globe and is easily accessible to anyone and everyone.
We Must Protect Those Most Vulnerable to Second-hand Smoke
No Tobacco Day was celebrated in cities across Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) with the interactive multimedia exhibition and artistic performance series called “A Life in Smoke – Save Me!” organized by members of the “Klima Bez Dima” (“Environment Without Smoke”) initiative.