BIRN BiH will in March together with the Press Council visit four cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to promote the new press code on journalistic ethics.
BIRN’s Association of Court Reporters and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in 2006 approached the Press Council with a view to improving the rules and recommendations to journalists reporting from war crimes trials.
The code has consequently been changed in two areas – covering protected witnesses – and a set of recommendations has been adopted by editors of Bosnia’s major print media.
The changes have been promoted so far in Mostar and Sarajevo on March 15 and 22 respectively with two more events due in Banja Luka and Bijeljina on March 28 and 29.
The Association of Court Reporters will continue with its work in 2007 with the aim of improving communication between the media and local judiciary and ensuring transparent and widely accessible justice for all.
To find out more about the work of the Association or BIRN BiH please write to director Nerma Jelacic at firstname.lastname@example.org