VIENNA, 10 October 2014 – Following yet another attack against a journalist in Bosnia and Herzegovina the OSCE media freedom representative, Dunja Mijatović, today called on the authorities to swiftly and thoroughly investigate all attacks against members of the media.
On 7 October, Siniša Vukelić, editor of the online portal Capital.ba, received death threats at a petrol station in Banja Luka. Vukelić reported the incident to the police who interrogated both Vukelić and his attacker.
“I welcome the swift action by the police to launch an investigation and also identify the perpetrator,” Mijatović said. “However, in 2014 there have been a number of attacks against journalists that have not been investigated fully – the assailants are still at large. Impunity for attacks on members of the media must stop.”