The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, of Bosnia and Herzegovina will launch its publication 'Spotlight on Mladic: Villian or Celebrity?,' on December 11 in Sarajevo.
The publication contains an overview of the coverage of the arrest and the beginning of the trial of Ratko Mladic, who is charged with genocide and other crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the media in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia.
Monitoring focused on the highest-circulation dailies and weeklies in the three countries selected.
The publication is co-authored by Christian Axboe Nilsen, Erna Mackic, Marija Ristic, Boris Pavelic and Selma Ucanbarlic, containing an introduction by Balkan Insight editor Marcus Tanner.
Speakers at the launch in the Atrium Hall of the Europa Hotel in Sarajevo will include Gordana Igric, the publication editor's and BIRN Director, Sabina Wölkner, Director of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in BiH, Erna Mackic, analyst and BIRN Justice Report editor and Christian Nilsen, historian, the author of the publication's foreword
Implementation of the project was made possible with support from, and collaboration with, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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