Kralja Tvrtka Street, number 5/ V, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Contact: Free Media Help Line, as a service for free legal and professional aid to journalists and media in B&H, Borka Rudić, borka.rudic@bhnovinari.ba, + 387 33 217 302, Una Alijadić, una.alikadic@bhnovinari.ba, + 387 33 443 072

http://www.bhnovinari.ba

 

Geographic area served: Bosnia-Herzegovina

Type of organization / entity: Journalist association

Serves: Staff journalists, editors, other media employees, media outlets; freelance journalists

Type of support: Legal; advocacy

Types of legal support: Direct litigation of cases involving journalists/media outlets in domestic and/or international courts; providing supporting legal briefs and case law  to NGOs or journalist associations that are directly litigating cases involving journalists/media outlets facing legal proceedings; providing general legal advice / counsel to journalists/media outlets; legal advocacy for specific cases and issues.

Types of cases: Defamation/libel; freedom of information claims; contractual/labor disputes between staff journalists and employers; contractual/labor disputes between freelance journalists and media outlets; cases of political pressure, physical attacks on journalists.

Fee structure: Pro-bono

Type of advocacy support: Leading or participating in public-awareness campaigns in support of a journalist/media outlet facing legal proceedings or court challenges; leading or participating in public-awareness campaigns around specific policy or regulatory issues that impact journalists’ reporting practices and rights;  issuing alerts to domestic and international media; advocacy support for labor issues or disputes; participation in policy discussions related to freedom of expression laws, regulations, and journalists’ rights.