MEETING OF MEMBERS OF THE PRESS COUNCIL IN BIH WITH
THE HEAD OF THE HJPC BIH
Head of the HJPC BiH, Mr. Milan Tageltija expressed readiness to cooperate with the Press Council in BiH in order to improve the implementation of the Law on Protection against Defamation in BiH
Upon the initiative of the Press Council in BiH, the Head of the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of BiH, Mr. Milan Tageltija, met today with representatives of the Press Council, and discussed the manners of improving the implementation of the Law on Protection against Defamation in BiH, especially with regards to respect of Article 8 of the Law - concerning the obligation to respect the media process of mitigating the damage, through publication of reactions or denials in the media, before filing a lawsuit against that certain media.
The meeting was attended by Dario Novalic, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Press Council, Vildana Selimbegovic, Editor in Chief of the daily newspaper “Oslobodjenje” and Suzana Mijatovic, Journalist and Editor of the magazine “Slobodna Bosna”.
It was agreed to develop concrete cooperation between the HJPC and the Press Council in the future period, while one of the first joint activities will be educating judges and journalists, which is to be organized within the HJPC BiH.
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