“UNC Charlotte Professor Mirsad Hadžikadić will talk about his experiences campaigning in September for the tripartite presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Monday, Oct. 22, at UNC Charlotte Center City (320 E. 9th St.). Dr. Hadžikadić is professor of software and information systems in UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics. Parking information will be emailed a few days before the event. A reception will follow the conversation. This is the fifth in a series of lectures/conversations about the Bosnia and Herzegovina presidential campaign and election.” (Creative Lofting Charlotte)

“More than 100 journalists and media professionals from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and the region gathered to discuss media and terrorism at a conference organized by the OSCE Mission to BiH, which concluded yesterday in Jahorina.

The discussion focused on the latest trends, challenges and standards in reporting on violent extremism and terrorism in the modern media landscape.

‘Journalists and editors face many challenges when approaching sensitive subjects such as terrorism.  One of those challenges is how to respond to the right of the general public to be informed while remaining objective and avoiding the pitfall of adding to the atmosphere of fear that often surrounds these issues,’ said Head of the OSCE Mission to BiH Bruce G. Berton.” (OSCE)

“A hero to fellow Bosnian Muslims but a villain to Serbs, the former “defender of Srebrenica” was back in court on Monday for a war crimes retrial after his acquittal was thrown out.

Naser Oric, 51, is feted in Bosnia for commanding the defence of Srebrenica, a Muslim enclave which ultimately fell to Serb forces in 1995 and became the site of a horrific genocide.

Serb forces slaughtered some 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the massacre, the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II.” (Yahoo News)

“The newly appointed ambassador and permanent representative of BiH to the United Nations in New York, Ivica Dronjic, presented his credentials to the UN Secretary General António Guterres on August 31, 2018, at the UN headquarters in New York at the ceremonial ceremony and in the presence of the official guard, with which he officially became a permanent representative of BiH in this organization.

During the ceremony, Ambassador Dronjic sent the greetings and the best wishes of all three members of the Presidency of BiH to the Secretary General as well as their commitment to a permanent contribution to international peace and prosperity with respect to the UN Charter and the international sovereignty of all member states.” (Sarajevo Times)

“The trilateral meeting of foreign ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Serbia and Turkey, which was scheduled for this week in Banja Luka, has been cancelled, the BiH Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

‘The trilateral meeting of foreign affairs ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Turkey, planned for tomorrow, has been postponed. A new date will be subsequently and announced,’ the ministry statement said adding that the meeting was called off due to the unplanned duties of Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu.

The ministers are expected to discuss common topics such as regional projects in transport infrastructure, economic cooperation as well as the overall political situation in the region.”

Bosnia’s Foreign Minister, Igor Crnadak, said earlier that the Foreign Minister of ‘the temporary institutions in Pristina,’ Behgjet Pacolli, will attend the informal meeting of foreign ministers of the Southeast European Cooperation Process (SEECP) countries, with the consent of Belgrade institutions.” (N1)

“The last time Behgjet Pacolli was in Banjaluka, he was welcomed by Republika Srpska entity President Milorad Dodik with whom he held a meeting and even had a drink in one of Banjaluka’s cafes, Bosnia’s Foreign Minister said, following Dodik’s opposition to Pacolli’s visit to Banjaluka.

‘The last time Behgjet Pacolli was in Banjaluka, his host was Milorad Dodik; he welcomed him at the airport, held meetings with him and continued to hang with him in one of the local cafes,’ Foreign Minister Igor Crnadak said. ‘Unlike Dodik, I haven’t had any meetings with Pacolli outside some regional meetings. Pristina representatives are taking part in regional meetings in accordance with the Belgrade-Pristina agreement. If he (Dodik) was serious – he has the police and the judiciary so he can prevent him from coming to Banjaluka.'” (N1)