Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Lejla A. Babović
tel: +387 33 455 124
fax: +387 33 455 104
mobile: +387 61 167 937
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
National Co-ordinator Lejla A. Babović
Head of International Department
Radio and Television of Bosnia and Herzegovina - BHRT
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Mr. Belmin KARAMEHMEDOVIC
Ms. Amela HAJDAREVIC
Mr. Emir BASIC
Ph. +387 33 455 124 / 454 801
Fax +387 33 455 104
BHRT is a public broadcaster that provides local, national, and international radio and TV programmes. BHRT currently operates one television station and one radio station.
BHRT is an independent public broadcaster providing local, national, and international radio and TV program for the general public in a democratic, multicultural and pluralistic state of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Let us be reminded that three nations live in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosniaks, Serbs and Croats, with national minorities) which is multireligious community with official languages and two alphabets.
History of electronic media in BiH has started on April 1945 when Radio Sarajevo has been broadcasted its first program.The first TV show was broadcasted in 1961. The Assembly of National Republic of BiH founded Radio Television Sarajevo as a public institucion with an independent system of financing (subscription, marketing...). During that period RTV Sarajevo performed an international function through an inter-republic assotiation JRT. On October 1991. RTV Sarajevo was transformed into RTV BiH as Public enterprise. After the dissolution of Yugoslavia, RTV BiH comes out of the JRT, and from January 1st, 1993. becomes an independent member of EBU.
Immediately after the war, the proces of media transformation has been started and following that process RTV BiH is transformed into JS BiH who is legal saccessor of RTV BiH, including membership in the international assotiatiations as EBU, CIRCOM, EGTA, etc. In the proces of establishing of all functions of public service, JS BiH will organise two regional centers in Mostar and Banjaluka. TV Program will be broadcasted on the first channel with logo 'BHTV1' and with nation-wide coverage, as well as BH Radio 1 who started on 7th May 2001.
TV Program was broadcasted on two regional networks with logo 'PBS BiH' and with nation-wide coverage, as well as BH Radio 1 who started on 7th May 2001. The situation has changed on the August, 13th 2004 when BHT1 has started with program on its own network for the entire Bosnia and Herzegovina. As a consequence of the newest Lax on the Public Broadcasting in Bosnia and Herzegovina JS BiH has changed the name into Radio Television of Bosnia and Herzegovina – BHRT at the beginning of 2007. Nowadays, with more than 900 employees BHRT runs one radio and one TV channel.