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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.