Bosnia & Herzegovina

Working with Mediacentar Sarajevo, Internews supports the growth of online media outlets and strengthens the ability of local journalists to conduct investigative reporting. In conjunction with the Annenberg School for Global Communication Studies, Internews provides opportunities for law students and junior faculty to engage with their international peers at the CEU Summer School and Annenberg-Oxford Summer Institute, to strengthen their research capacities and contribute to current public debate on media policy and freedom of expression.  

Through Internews' partnerships with local universities, students are provided with training and internships at web-based news outlets around the country and unique opportunities to participate in SIM-led media law and media literacy clinics. In collaboration with the local NGO Youth Initiative for Human Rights, Internews convenes multiethnic youth from six Balkan nations to develop cross-border projects that promote open dialogue, highlight commonalities and tackle obstacles to reconciliation and tolerance.

Related Stories

  • Bosnian Law Student Discovers a Passion for Media Law

    Monday, October 28, 2013

    Bosnian law student Elma Beslic discovered the field of media law just last year, but already it is taking her places she never expected, including to Oxford, UK to compete in the Price International Media Law Moot Court competition.

    Elma first learned about media law through an announcement inviting students to participate in a month-long media law clinic offered jointly by Internews and the Law Faculty at her university, the University of Sarajevo.

  • Bosnian Student Helps Open the Conversation on LGBT Rights

    Man and woman stand next to each other holding the award
    Friday, August 30, 2013

    Job loss, eviction, and social ostracism are just some of the risks that LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) individuals in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) encounter when their sexual orientation is revealed, and fear of these risks prevents them from reporting discrimination and bias-motivated crimes.

    "I would not dare press charges against anyone who victimized me for being a lesbian; it would only lead to more problems for me," said one BiH citizen, who preferred to remain anonymous.