FORTIETH SESSION OF THE PRESS COUNCIL in BiH COMPLAINTS COMMISSION
Analyzed citizens' complaints on print media reporting
Neum, March 2011
Regular session of the Press Council in BiH Complaints Commission, fortieth one, was held in March 2011 in Neum. Total 14 complaints were received as of beginning of the year, i.e. as of the last session of the Complaints Commission.
At the session were analyzed 3 complaints:
Upheld 1 compliant: Mr. Amer Toskic, President of Union of graphic, publishing and media workers of FBiH regarding the article „For whose interests works mercenary Amer Toskic“, published in daily „SAN“ on 4th of February 2011 – breached Article 7 Opportunity to Reply of the Press Code;
Not upheld 2 complaints: 1. Complaint of Mr Tarik Sadovic at the article “What Was Ahmentovic Doing?”, published on 06.03.’11. in daily “Dnevni avaz”; 2. Complaint of Mr Esad Sejtanic at the article „War crimes: Hundreds of war veterans at Serbian list“, published on 05.03.2011. in „Dnevni list“.
At the level of the Secretariat, resolved eleven (11) complaints:
By mediation, publishing of denial or reaction after intervention of the Secretariat, resolved four (4) complaints: 1. Public Information Service of Municipality Doboj – daily “Press RS”; 2. BiH Court – magazine “Slobodna Bosna”; 3. Medical Faculty of the Sarajevo University – daily “Dnevni avaz”; 4. Mr Muhamed Babic – magazine “BUM”.
By self-regulation, publishing of denial or reaction before mediation of the Press Council in BiH resolved four (4) cases: 1. BiH Parliamentary Assembly Public Relations Office – daily “Glas Srpske”; 2. BiH Parliamentary Assembly Public Relations Office – daily “Press RS”; 3. Ministry of Defense Public Relations Office – daily “Dnevni avaz”; 4. Ms Elvira Abdic Jelenovic – magazine “Slobodna Bosna”.
Ad acta three (3) cases: 1. Mr Milislav Garic, President of UGP “Agrorazvoj”: submitted information on returnees to Kalesija, without notification that he submits complaint regarding print media reporting – instructed to submit a complaint in accordance with the Complaints procedure of the Press Council in BiH; 2. Mr Savo Budimir – daily “Dnevni avaz”: submitted information to Mr Budimir on Complaints procedure – his complaint related to an article published a year ago: the complainant asked for publishing of new information on topic in question; instructed to contact publication in question directly; 3. Youth Association of Brcko Distrikt – portals in Brcko district: asked how to react on incorrect statements published at one of Brcko portals; instructed to send reaction regarding the article with request for publishing.
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