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The media in Bosnia and Herzegovina : a case study of international intervention in media democratization

McGill University
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  • Bosnia And Hercegovina -- Politics And Government -- 1992-
  • Mass Media -- Bosnia And Hercegovina.
  • Democracy -- Bosnia And Hercegovina.


The thesis examines the work of the media in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the post-war period and efforts to restructure its institutions and change journalistic practices. The main focus is placed the effort of the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe to facilitate "free and fair elections" in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the creation of the Media Experts Commission, which was to regulate the work of the media during this period. The difficulty that this Commission met during its work pointed to inadequacy of its mandate, as well as complexity of the issue of media transformation.

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