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THE STATE’S INVOLVEMENT IN REGULATING THE INTERNET

Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2015

This paper will compare the cases involving online community exercising freedom of expression online in Bosna and Herzegovina and in Serbia, and especially reflect on a legal framework of these two countries regulating freedom of expression on the Internet. Particular attention will be given to the most recent legislation passed in Republika Srpska’s when the National Assembly voted in February 2015 to adapt its Law on Public Peace and Order to include social media, international advocates of freedom of expression raised an alarm. In short, according to many freedom of expression experts, the Law on Public Peace and Order is vague in interpreting what might constitute a breach of public order, and carries fines and the threat of imprisonment even for the content on the Internet. It comes after several cases of alleged   censorship, and physical intimidation of media professionals in Bosnia and Herzegovina over the past several years that seems to be gaining momentum. These events will be compared to the ones in Serbia, and the restrictions on freedom of expression particularly in times of state emergency.

Authors

Zsuzsanna Wirth

  • Vienna 2016
Zsuzsanna Wirth

Zelimir Gvardiol

  • Vienna 2016
Zelimir Gvardiol

Vedran Pribilovic

  • Vienna 2016
Vedran Pribilovic

Valer Kot

  • Vienna 2016
Valer Kot

Tihomir Loza

  • Vienna 2016
Tihomir Loza

Thomas Lohninger

  • Vienna 2016
Thomas Lohninger

Thijs Berman

  • Vienna 2016
Thijs Berman

Tatjana Lazarevic

  • Vienna 2016
Tatjana Lazarevic

Tamara Skrozza

  • Vienna 2016
Tamara Skrozza

Steffi Cerna

  • Vienna 2016
Steffi Cerna

Sonja Malinovic

  • Vienna 2016
Sonja Malinovic

Snezana Trpevska

  • Vienna 2016
Snezana Trpevska

Sinisa Isakov

  • Vienna 2016
Sinisa Isakov

Petar Kalezic

  • Vienna 2016
Petar Kalezic

Natali Helberger

  • Vienna 2016
Natali Helberger

Mirko Stojkovic

  • Vienna 2016
Mirko Stojkovic

Melisa Skender

  • Vienna 2016
Melisa Skender

Marius Dragomir

  • Vienna 2016
Marius Dragomir

Marijana Kadic Bojanic

  • Vienna 2016
Marijana Kadic Bojanic

Marija Rusmir

  • Vienna 2016
Marija Rusmir

Mandy Rose

  • Vienna 2016
Mandy Rose

Maja Hadziosmanovic Popovic

  • Vienna 2016
Maja Hadziosmanovic Popovic

Kristina Kovac

  • Vienna 2016
Kristina Kovac

Katerina Sinadinovska

  • Vienna 2016
Katerina Sinadinovska

Jurgen Heissel

  • Vienna 2016
Jurgen Heissel

Jovanka Matic

  • Vienna 2016
Jovanka Matic

Joanna Kulesza

  • Vienna 2016
Joanna Kulesza

Jennifer Adams

  • Vienna 2016
Jennifer Adams

Igor Bozic

  • Vienna 2016
Igor Bozic

Hossein Derakhshan

  • Vienna 2016
Hossein Derakhshan

Hajrudin Hromadzic

  • Vienna 2016
Hajrudin Hromadzic

Fredrik Laurin

  • Vienna 2016
Fredrik Laurin

Fabio Pietrosanti

  • Vienna 2016
Fabio Pietrosanti

Elma Kadic

  • Vienna 2016
Elma Kadic

Elena Dumitru

  • Vienna 2016
Elena Dumitru

Dimitrije Todoric

  • Vienna 2016
Dimitrije Todoric

Dejan Nikolic

  • Vienna 2016
Dejan Nikolic

Dean Starkman

  • Vienna 2016
Dean Starkman

David Schraven

  • Vienna 2016
David Schraven

Dane Koruga

  • Vienna 2016
Dane Koruga

Cathrine Gyldensted

  • Vienna 2016
Cathrine Gyldensted

Caroline Bannock

  • Vienna 2016
Caroline Bannock

Boris Dzinic

  • Vienna 2016
Boris Dzinic

Aleksandar Djordjevic

  • Vienna 2016
Aleksandar Djordjevic

Aida Ramusovic

  • Vienna 2016
Aida Ramusovic

Aida Mahmutovic

  • Vienna 2016
Aida Mahmutovic

Adis Mustedanagic

  • Vienna 2016
Adis Mustedanagic

Selma Zekovic

  • Kotor 2013
Selma Zekovic

Sanja Stankovic

  • Kotor 2013
Sanja Stankovic

Samra Campara

  • Kotor 2013
Samra Campara

Matija Vasiljevic

  • Kotor 2013
  • Vienna 2016
Matija Vasiljevic

Marija Maricic

  • Kotor 2013
Marija Maricic

Vesna Alaburic

  • Kotor 2013
Vesna Alaburic

Nevena Ruzic

  • Kotor 2013
Nevena Ruzic

Maida Bahto Kestendzic

  • Kotor 2013
Maida Bahto Kestendzic

Mahir Sahinovic

  • Kotor 2013
Mahir Sahinovic

Jasmina Jakimova

  • Kotor 2013
Jasmina Jakimova

Hana Marku

  • Kotor 2013
Hana Marku

Gazmend Bici

  • Kotor 2013
Gazmend Bici

Darija Saric

  • Kotor 2013
Darija Saric

Alban Zeneli

  • Kotor 2013
Alban Zeneli

Edin Omanovic

  • Kotor 2013
Edin Omanovic

Joe McNamee

  • Kotor 2013
  • Vienna 2016
Joe McNamee

Yaman Akdeniz

  • Budapest 2014
Yaman Akdeniz

Vladimir Milovanovic

  • Budapest 2014
Vladimir Milovanovic

Shawn Powers

  • Budapest 2014
Shawn Powers

Sejal Parmar

  • Budapest 2014
Sejal Parmar

Scott Griffen

  • Budapest 2014
Scott Griffen

Rossen Bossev

  • Budapest 2014
Rossen Bossev

Philip Howard

  • Budapest 2014
Philip Howard

Petrit Saracini

  • Budapest 2014
  • Kotor 2013
Petrit Saracini

Natasa Blagojevic

  • Budapest 2014
Natasa Blagojevic

Nani Jansen

  • Budapest 2014
Nani Jansen

Milanka Kovacevic

  • Budapest 2014
Milanka Kovacevic

Krenar Gashi

  • Budapest 2014
Krenar Gashi

Konstantin Pavlov

  • Budapest 2014
Konstantin Pavlov

Kate Coyer

  • Budapest 2014
Kate Coyer

John Shattuck

  • Budapest 2014
John Shattuck

Joanna Smetek

  • Budapest 2014
  • MEDIA ONLINE ARCHIVES
Joanna Smetek

Jakub Slunecko

  • Budapest 2014
Jakub Slunecko

Gill Phillips

  • Budapest 2014
Gill Phillips

Eva Kubaniova

  • Budapest 2014
  • Vienna 2016
Eva Kubaniova

Eva Bognar

  • Budapest 2014
Eva Bognar

Emira Bajcinca

  • Budapest 2014
Emira Bajcinca

Elma Kurtanovic

  • Budapest 2014
  • Kotor 2013
Elma Kurtanovic

Ellen Hume

  • Budapest 2014
Ellen Hume

Doriana Metollari

  • Budapest 2014
  • Kotor 2013
Doriana Metollari

Dalma Dojcsak

  • Budapest 2014
Dalma Dojcsak

Cristina Lupu

  • Budapest 2014
Cristina Lupu

Collin Anderson

  • Budapest 2014
Collin Anderson

Charlotte Gill

  • Budapest 2014
Charlotte Gill

Blendi Salaj

  • Budapest 2014
  • Kotor 2013
Blendi Salaj

Besa Luci

  • Budapest 2014
Besa Luci

Bea Bodrogi

  • Budapest 2014
Bea Bodrogi

Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick

  • Budapest 2014
Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick

Aurel Boba

  • Budapest 2014
Aurel Boba

Attila Mong

  • Budapest 2014
Attila Mong

Áron Halász

  • Budapest 2014
Áron Halász

Antonija Letinic

  • Budapest 2014
Antonija Letinic

Andrej Petrovski

  • Budapest 2014
Andrej Petrovski

Andrei Soldatov

  • Budapest 2014
Andrei Soldatov

Andras Petho

  • Budapest 2014
Andras Petho

Amer Dzihana

  • Budapest 2014
Amer Dzihana

Amelia Arsenault

  • Budapest 2014
Amelia Arsenault

Aleksandar Trifunović

  • Budapest 2014
  • Kotor 2013
Aleksandar Trifunović

Zuzanna Warso

  • Belgrade 2015
  • MEDIA ONLINE ARCHIVES
  • Vienna 2016
Zuzanna Warso

Zuzana Fabianova

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Budapest 2014
  • Vienna 2016
Zuzana Fabianova

Vanja Juric

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Budapest 2014
  • Vienna 2016
Vanja Juric

Valon Canhas

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Vienna 2016
Valon Canhas

Urmo Soonvald

  • Belgrade 2015
Urmo Soonvald

Toni Gabrić

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Vienna 2016
Toni Gabrić

Tea Gorjanc Prelevic

  • Belgrade 2015
Tea Gorjanc Prelevic

Tanya Lokot

  • Belgrade 2015
Tanya Lokot

Tamas Bodoky

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Budapest 2014
  • Vienna 2016
Tamas Bodoky

Tatjana Vehovec

  • Belgrade 2015
Tatjana Vehovec

Stevan Dojcinovic

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Budapest 2014
  • Vienna 2016
Stevan Dojcinovic

Slobodan Markovic

  • Belgrade 2015
Slobodan Markovic

Smari McCarthy

  • Belgrade 2015
Smari McCarthy

Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon

  • Belgrade 2015
Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon

Radu Raileanu

  • Belgrade 2015
Radu Raileanu

Redon Skikuli

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Vienna 2016
Redon Skikuli

Radim Polcak

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Vienna 2016
Radim Polcak

Richard Tynan

  • Belgrade 2015
Richard Tynan

Paula Petricevic

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Vienna 2016
Paula Petricevic

Predrag Blagojevic

  • Belgrade 2015
Predrag Blagojevic

Ognjenka Lakicevic

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Budapest 2014
  • Vienna 2016
Ognjenka Lakicevic

Olivia Solis

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Budapest 2014
Olivia Solis

Nevena Krivokapic

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Budapest 2014
  • Vienna 2016
Nevena Krivokapic

Milorad Ivanovic

  • Belgrade 2015
Milorad Ivanovic

Milos Stojkovic

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Budapest 2014
  • Kotor 2013
  • Vienna 2016
Milos Stojkovic

Mina Lazarevic

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Budapest 2014
  • Vienna 2016
Mina Lazarevic

Miroslav Jankovic

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Budapest 2014
  • Kotor 2013
  • Vienna 2016
Miroslav Jankovic

Mihajlo Lahtov

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Budapest 2014
  • Kotor 2013
Mihajlo Lahtov

Matija Suklje

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Budapest 2014
  • Kotor 2013
  • Vienna 2016
Matija Suklje

Marijana Bojanic

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Budapest 2014
  • Kotor 2013
Marijana Bojanic

Marija Gavrilov

  • Belgrade 2015
Marija Gavrilov

Maria Xynou

  • Belgrade 2015
Maria Xynou

Lenart Kucic

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Budapest 2014
  • Kotor 2013
  • Vienna 2016
Lenart Kucic

Laura Ranca

  • Belgrade 2015
Laura Ranca

Liljana Pecova Ilieska

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Vienna 2016
Liljana Pecova Ilieska

Leonard Kerquki

  • Belgrade 2015
Leonard Kerquki

Kushtrim Xhakli

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Vienna 2016
Kushtrim Xhakli

Konstantin Pavlov

  • Belgrade 2015
Konstantin Pavlov

Jovana Gligorijevic

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Vienna 2016
Jovana Gligorijevic

Jakub Hein

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Budapest 2014
Jakub Hein

Jan Kuciak

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Vienna 2016
Jan Kuciak

Ivan Angelovski

  • Belgrade 2015
Ivan Angelovski

Iva Kustrak Managic

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Kotor 2013
Iva Kustrak Managic

Imer Mushkolaj

  • Belgrade 2015
Imer Mushkolaj

Ilda Londo

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Vienna 2016
Ilda Londo

Ilir Gasi

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Vienna 2016
Ilir Gasi

Hrvoje Lisicar

  • Belgrade 2015
Hrvoje Lisicar

Hannah Machlin

  • Belgrade 2015
Hannah Machlin

Gjergj Erebara

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Vienna 2016
Gjergj Erebara

Gregory Shvedov

  • Belgrade 2015
Gregory Shvedov

Frane Maroevic

  • Belgrade 2015
Frane Maroevic

Filip Stojanovski

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Budapest 2014
Filip Stojanovski

Filip Medarski

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Budapest 2014
  • Vienna 2016
Filip Medarski

Fedja Kulenovic

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Kotor 2013
  • The state’s involvement in regulating the Internet
Fedja Kulenovic

Faik Ispahiu

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Vienna 2016
Faik Ispahiu

Eva Simon

  • Belgrade 2015
Eva Simon

Eva Ondrejova

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Budapest 2014
  • Vienna 2016
Eva Ondrejova

Dusan Stojkovic

  • Belgrade 2015
Dusan Stojkovic

Dragan Kremer

  • Belgrade 2015
Dragan Kremer

Dunja Mijatovic

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Budapest 2014
  • Vienna 2016
Dunja Mijatovic

Domen Savic

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Budapest 2014
  • Kotor 2013
  • Vienna 2016
Domen Savic

Dorota Glowacka

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Budapest 2014
  • MEDIA ONLINE ARCHIVES
Dorota Glowacka

Dafina Halili

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Vienna 2016
Dafina Halili

Djordje Krivokapic

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Board Member
  • Budapest 2014
  • Kotor 2013
  • Vienna 2016
Djordje Krivokapic

Dzemal Calakovic

  • Belgrade 2015
Dzemal Calakovic

Bojana Barlovac

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Budapest 2014
  • Kotor 2013
  • Vienna 2016
Bojana Barlovac

Ben Wagner

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Vienna 2016
Ben Wagner

Danilo Krivokapic

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Budapest 2014
  • Vienna 2016
Danilo Krivokapic

Christian Senninger

  • Belgrade 2015
Christian Senninger

Branko Cecen

  • Belgrade 2015
Branko Cecen

Bojan Perkov

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Budapest 2014
  • Vienna 2016
Bojan Perkov

Beata Biel

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Budapest 2014
Beata Biel

Bogdan Manolea

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Budapest 2014
  • Vienna 2016
Bogdan Manolea

Bardhyl Jashari

  • Belgrade 2015
Bardhyl Jashari

Balint Fabok

  • Belgrade 2015
Balint Fabok

Assen Yordanov

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Vienna 2016
Assen Yordanov

Alexander Kashumov

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Budapest 2014
Alexander Kashumov

Gordana Jankovic

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Board Member
  • Budapest 2014
  • Kotor 2013
  • Vienna 2016
Gordana Jankovic

Deniz Yazici

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Board Member
  • Vienna 2016
Deniz Yazici

Frane Maroevic

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Board Member
  • Vienna 2016
Frane Maroevic

Amy Brouilette

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Board Member
  • Budapest 2014
  • Kotor 2013
Amy Brouilette

Aleksandar Trifunović

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Budapest 2014
Aleksandar Trifunović

Andras Petho

  • Budapest 2014
Andras Petho

Vladan Joler

  • Belgrade 2015
  • Budapest 2014
  • Kotor 2013
  • Vienna 2016
Vladan Joler

Anamari Repic

  • Belgrade 2015
Anamari Repic