Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bosnia-Herzegovina

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The polarized political climate, marked by constant verbal attacks and nationalist rhetoric, is not a favorable environment for press freedom. Editorial policies reflect ethnic divisions and hate speech is ever more evident. Journalists are attacked for their ethnic origins as well as what they write. Defamation suits by politicians often serve to intimidate journalists and deter them from pursuing their work. Media ownership concentration is a source of concern, especially as ownership is not transparent. Employment conditions for journalists are precarious: they are hired on short contracts and are paid little.

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 2018
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2018
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2018
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