Bosnia and Herzegovina

Relevant entities for the developing MIL in BiH

  • Ministries of Education on Entity and Cantonal levels
  • Communications Regulatory Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (CRA)
  • Press Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • BH Journalists’ Association

Entities implementing MIL projects:

  • United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
  • Faculty of Political Science at the University of Sarajevo
  • Media Centre Sarajevo
  • South East European Network for Professionalization of Media (SEENPM)
  • CFI Canal France International
  • Media Diversity Institute (MDI)
  • Center for Investigative Reporting (CIN BiH)

Piloting MIL in Formal Education:

Building Trust in Media in South East Europe and Turkey – Phase 2


✔️  National multi-stakeholder consultations on Policies and Strategies on Media and Information Literacy in Bosnia and Herzegovina: completed

✔️  Background Documents on MIL:

✔️ MIL school curricula: completed

✔️ Monitoring & Evaluation tools to assess the piloting process and its impact: completed

⏳ Teacher’s MIL training material: in progress

⏳ Teacher training programmes in the selected primary and secondary schools: in progress

📆 Piloting MIL curricula within schools – 30 primary and secondary schools selected (10 in the Sarajevo Canton, 10 in the Hercegovina-Neretva Canton, and 10 in Republika Srpska)

📆  Sharing of best practices and replication of the piloting at a bigger scale: planned for the year 2022


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Piloting MIL in Informal Education:

Building Trust in Media in South East Europe and Turkey – Phase 2


 Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on MIL localized to BiH context and language: in progress

✔️ MIL training material for youth organisations: completed

✔️ Strategy for implementing MIL actions for youth organisations: completed

✔️ 7 youth organisations from BiH joined the Regional Network of Youth Organisations

The youth organisations are: Centre for Development of Youth Activism (CROA)Udruženje Romska djevojkaFoundation InfohouseGlobal Analitika OrganisationHeart on the PalmVijeće Mladih Sarajevo KantonVijeće Mladih Grada Mostara


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Balkan Voices:


✔️ Establishment of TALMIL online educational platform on MIL: completed

✔️ Training of 3 trainers in BiH from on MIL: completed

✔️ 1300+ students across Western Balkans trained on MIL through 72 workshops

✔️ 400+ journalism students across Western Balkans trained on disinformation and source verification through 12 masterclasses

✔️ Trainings for teachers’ associations on MIL:


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Reporting Diversity Network 2.0 (RDN):


Traditional and new media monitoring to uncover hate speech and divisive discourse and reacting to instances (exposing and countering them by partners using mechanisms like articles and blog posts, letters and meetings with editors, reports to social media platforms): in progress (


📆 Reporting Diversity Training of Trainers: A group of Network representatives as well as additional number of CSO and media representatives interested and/or experienced in the topic, will be selected in order to attend a training workshop aimed at equipping them to individually provide training and mentoring in the field of representation of diversity: planned for November 2021


📆 Sub-granting overall 30 projects across the region by providing programme and financial support : planned for 2022


📆 National and regional conferences aiming at countering hate speech and diversity advocacy with key stakeholders: planned for 2022


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RESILIENCE: Civil society action to reaffirm media freedom and counter disinformation and hateful propaganda in Western Balkans and Turkey

Sub-granting scheme aimed at capacity-building of grassroots organizations to engage in the promotion of MIL in small towns and rural areas that may be particularly vulnerable to disinformation and propaganda: in progress

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The ongoing projects on MIL

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