Justice TV

5. May 2023.
At the end of this month, White Armband Day will be marked in the city of Prijedor and tributes paid to those who were killed in 1992, including 102 children. In this edition we’ll try to find out how their parents in the city feel today, what revives their traumas and whether post-war returnees are now leaving the town because of what happened in the past, or for other reasons.

11. November 2022.
When Russia cut the flow of gas for a few days in 2009 due to a dispute with Ukraine, tens of thousands of households in Bosnia and Herzegovina were left without heating during that cold winter. Thirteen years later, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the price of gas has gone up and people using gas for heating are worried if there will even be enough of it. While European Union countries have stored enough gas for the upcoming winter, Bosnia and Herzegovina is still exclusively dependent on gas deliveries from Russia. In this programme, we’ll be analysing what the authorities have failed to do, but also what can still be done in order for Bosnia to end the Russian monopoly over its gas imports.

7. October 2022.
In early January this year in the settlement of Janja, near Bijeljina, post-war returnees were disturbed by gunfire near the mosque. This was just one of more than 100 incidents and statements we have registered during our year-long mapping of the spreading of hatred during election year. From October last year to this year’s elections, BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina has closely monitored every incident and statement that could be associated with the spreading of hatred, but also denials of war crimes. In this edition of the programme, we’ll be talking to people from Bijeljina, Konjic and Sarajevo about how hatred affects them and what they are doing to confront it.

9. September 2022.
Western European and NATO countries are expressing growing concern about Russian influence in Bosnia and Herzegovina as the country enters a pre-election period. A meeting that’s been announced between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Bosnian Serb political leader Milorad Dodik is being perceived in Bosnia and Herzegovina as a direct support for the leader of the ruling party in Republika Srpska to win the elections. Over the past decade Putin’s regime has also developed a number of methods to influence the elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In this episode we’ll analyse how the Russian authorities have influenced elections throughout Europe and if there is a real concern that a similar thing could also happen in our country – particularly now, after the invasion of Ukraine, when the Balkans have been identified as one of the key locations in danger from Russian influence.

5. August 2022.
On July 10, 1992 in Biljani, which is several kilometres from Kljuc, Bosnian Serb Army soldiers and police took men from their houses and killed more than 200 local residents in one day. The bodies of those who had been killed were found and exhumed from two mass graves right after the war. But locals are still resentful because the judiciary, the Bosnian prosecution in particular, hasn’t prosecuted those responsible even though 30 years have passed since this major crime. Families of victims told BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina what happened that day in July 1992, talking about how men were taken away to the local school and their memories of their last encounters with them.