Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Highly protected media but...

This country has the world’s most liberal media freedom laws but their implementation is held back by a saturated judicial system. Defamation was decriminalized in 2003 but lawsuits are still possible. Journalists are often the targets of threats and political pressure. The situation is aggravated by the fact that the pro-government media continue to enjoy direct and indirect state subsidies.

65
in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index

Ranking

+3

68 in 2016

Global score

-0.62

28.45 in 2016

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2017
  • 0
    netizens killed in 2017
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2017
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