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    78th Session of the Complaints Commission of the Press Council in BiH, 09.03.2018

    78th SESSION OF THE COMPLAINTS COMMISSION OF THE PRESS COUNCIL IN BIH

    March 9, 2018

    The Session of the Complaints Commission of the Press Council in BiH will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018.

    Since the start of the year the Press Council in BiH received a total of 39 complaints, out of which 38 regard the writings of the press and online media, while 1 complaint relates to internet portal visitor’s comments.

    In the period between two sessions, December 2017 to March 2018, the Council received a total of 49 complaints, out of which eleven (11) were resolved through self-regulation, i.e. by publication of denials, reactions, corrections or apologies, or by removal of comments containing hate speech, incitement or discrimination.

    There are six (6) complaints currently in procedure; in three (3) cases, the complainants withdrew from further procedure, while five (5) complaints were out of the Council’s jurisdiction, because they regarded content published on blogs, social networks and electronic media – radio and television.

    On the session, which will be held on March 9, 2018, the Complaints Commission of the Press Council in BiH will consider the following twenty nine (29) complaints:

    1. Ms. Ljubinka Ninković-Gavrić - portal atvbl.com
    2. Cabinet of the Presiding of the BiH Council of Ministers - daily "Dnevni avaz"
    3. Cabinet of the Presiding of the BiH Council of Ministers - portal avaz.ba
    4. Cabinet of the Presiding of the BiH Council of Ministers - portal avaz.ba
    5. Armed Forces Organization of the City of Banja Luka - portal vostok.rs
    6. Mr. Fatmir Alispahić – daily "Večernje novosti"
    7. Public Utility Company “Komunalije” ltd. - portal vkportal.ba
    8. Public Utility Company “Komunalije” ltd. - portal vkportal.ba
    9. Mr. Mato Topić - portal glasrame.ba
    10. Ms. Jasmina Fisović – daily "Dnevni avaz"
    11. Mr. Velija Halilović - portal novikonjic.ba
    12. RS Ministry of Finance - portal rtvbn.com
    13. Complaints Commission of the Press Council in BiH - portal avaz.ba
    14. Complaints Commission of the Press Council in BiH - portal vijesti.ba
    15. Radio GBG - portal radiosarajevo.ba
    16. Editorial Staff of the portal vkportal.ba - portal radiovkladusa.ba
    17. Mr. Fazlija Čolaković - portal nezavisne.com
    18. BiH Ministry of Defense - daily "Dnevni avaz"
    19. Mr. Der Čaba - daily "Dnevni avaz"
    20. Mr. Davor Paspalj - portal klix.ba
    21. Ms. Bjanka Badrov - portal zurnal.info
    22. Mr. Jasminko Halilović - portal rtrs.tv
    23. Mr. Mirsad Berberović - daily "Dnevni avaz"
    24. Mr. Mirsad Berberović - daily "Dnevni avaz"
    25. BiH Workers’ Syndicate and Ms. Mersiha Beširović - portal atrakcija.net
    26. BiH Workers’ Syndicate and Ms. Mersiha Beširović - portal atrakcija.net
    27. BiH Workers’ Syndicate and Ms. Mersiha Beširović - portal atrakcija.net
    28. Mr. Hamid Begovac - daily "Dnevni avaz"
    29. Editorial Staff of the portal raskrinkavanje.ba – attacks of the portal novost.ba on raskrinkavanje.ba


    The session will be attended by the members of the Complaints Commission: Prof. Miodrag Živanović PhD, Attorney Dražen Zubak, Attorney Nada Dalipagić, Judge Nada Arsenić, Prof. Enes Osmančević PhD, Editor Fuad Kovačević, Journalist Muhamed Jusić, Docent Zlatiborka Popov Momčinović PhD and Journalist Suzana Mijatović.

    The adjudications of the Complaints Commission are public, sent to the editorial staff and complainant for review, and permanently posted on the web www.vzs.ba, Facebook http://www.facebook.com/VijeceZaStampuBiH and Twitter page of the Press Council in BiH https://twitter.com/VZSuBiH.

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