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Bosnia & Herzegovina: BHRT To Suspend Broadcasts on June 30

BHRT to suspend broadcasts at the end of June
BHRT to suspend broadcasts at the end of June

BHRT the national broadcaster of Bosnia & Herzegovina is to suspend broadcasts on the 30th of June due to large debts.

The decision to suspend broadcasts and the production of programming was taken today by the Board of Directors at BHRT. The organisation as a whole has a debt of 25 million Bosnian Marks (12.8 million Euros), this debt is split between Radio-Television of the Federation of Bosnia & Herzegovina and Radio Televizija Republike Srpske.

Financial issues at the Bosnian broadcaster have been long running and not helped by an ending to the collection of a television fee from the public. BHRT over the past months has been calling on the Bosnian Government to make necessary changes to ensure that the broadcaster was not forced to close. At the end of last week it was reported that BHRT was to be removed from the European Broadcasting Union due to large debts it owed the organisation.

Bosnia & Herzegovina will now be the only country in Europe that does not have a functioning public broadcaster.

Source: BHRT

5 thoughts on “Bosnia & Herzegovina: BHRT To Suspend Broadcasts on June 30”

    1. With BHRT suspending operations unless another public broadcaster is setup and it joins the EBU before the end of this year, Bosnia & Herzegovina will not participate in 2017.

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