Safety of Women Journalists in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Perceptions, Experience and Understanding of Safety and Gendered Safety Risks

Free Press Unlimited, in cooperation with BH Novinari, organised a number of focus group discussions in Bosnia-Herzegovina with the main objective to gain more insight and understanding of the complex environment, working conditions and safety risks of women journalists, the way they handle difficult situations at the moment as well as what they need in terms of training. A series of seven focus group discussions were organised in three different cities in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Banja Luka, Mostar and Sarajevo. The selected participants were women journalists with no previous experience with safety training, editors-in-chief, and experts (psychologists, lawyers). This report outlines the findings from the focus group discussions and after analysis draws conclusions from the participants’ input. Finally, it gives recommendations for the development of a safety training for women journalists in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the future.

Authors: Manizja Aziz, Nada Josimovic & Antonia Mednansky

Year Country Organisation Author Type
2022 Bosnia-Herzegovina Free Press Unlimited Aziz, M., Josimovic, N. & Mednansky, A. report
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Intermediate Outcome 1, Intermediate Outcome 3 balkans, focus group discussions, harassment, safety of women journalists, safety trainings, western balkans Download/link