Individual Owners

Bosnian and Herzegovinian media are mostly owned by individuals and companies that often are not only in the media business. Data on ownership is mostly available in public registers except in cases when foreign companies register media in Bosnia and Herzegovina making it harder to confirm the true ownership.

Out of eight printed editions analysed for the study, five are family owned. Those are Ringier, Rašić, Çengiz and Kopanja. Last one owns Dnevne nezavisne novine, a company that in its portfolio has daily Nezavisne novine, their online portal and Nes radio. Dnevne nezavisne novine are also owners of Glas Srpske, another daily.

Men dominate as owners of media while only one woman is the sole owner of the daily newspaper Dnevni avaz - Azra Radonćić. Oslobodjenje group printed and online outlets also have female owners Sanela Karahmet, Amra Kebo and Aldijana Omeragic.

Only analyzed media that hides its ownership is online portal which completely lacks public information.

Out of ten radio stations, three are owned by families and six by individuals while one has Islamic community in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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    Global Media Registry
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