Dunja Mijatovic from BiH elected as the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe

January 25, 2018 8:00 AM

Deputies at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe yesterday elected the new Commissioner for Human Rights.

Dunja Mijatovic from BiH will take over the office on April 1, 2018, for a mandate of six years.

The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe is an independent and objective institution. The office was established by the Council of Europe in 1999 with the goal of promoting awareness and respect for human rights in the 47 member states of the Council of Europe.

Mijatovic is an expert in the field of human rights and media politics and is one of the founders of the Regulatory Agency for Communications (RAC) BiH.

Mijatovic is also an expert in the field of media regulation and media freedom. She was the freedom of media representative for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), with headquarters in Vienna, from 2010 to 2016.

During her mandate, she continuously worked on solving problems that journalists in the region covered by the OSCE are dealing wit; from security and working conditions of journalists, to the role of new technologies and the process of digitization. In recent years, she paid special attention to the problem of online bullying of female journalists and promotion of their security.

She received the Charlemagne medal for European media for her work, which is awarded to European individuals who have significantly contributed to the media.

(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)

 

 

 

 

 

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