Regulatory agency issues fine for FACE TV over alleged call for Dodik's murder

NEWS 05.02.2023 21:14
Senad Hadžifejzović
Senad Hadžifejzović u Pressingu (Foto: N1)

Bosnia's Communications Regulatory Agency (RAK) ordered a 15,000 marks fine for private TV station FACE TV over allegations that the TV host and editor Senad Hadzifejzovic called for a murder of Milorad Dodik, current President of Bosnia's Republika Srpska entity, in a live talk show in October last year.

RAK chief Drasko Milinovic announced rigorous measures against FACE TV, whose owner and host Senad Hadzifejzovic allegedly asked during a conversation with a guest on his talk show whether Milorad Dodik, the newly elected President of Republika Srpska entity, should “be removed, calmed down or be killed.” Later in the evening, Hadzifejzovic denied these accusations, saying the final word he said was to soothe, not to kill Mr Dodik.

In addition, he published a slowed down audio recording of the segment in question, which proved his claims.

Commenting on RAK's final decision, FACE TV said that the video was analysed by the Agency for Forensic and Expert Examinations and that “although it could not precisely determine what Hadzifejzovic really said, RAK issued a drastic fine without firm evidence, which FACE TV must pay regardless of whether if it will appeal the decision or not.”


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