Bosnia and Herzegovina Program Updates

Speeches Shim

January 31, 2019

Like many independent media in the Western Balkans, online news portal Vijesti has fought to keep up with new and emerging trends in the digital media market. But this USAID media partner is learning how to survive in this harsh digital media market—and it shows. 

July 31, 2018

Not a day goes by in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in which ethnic and religious divisions – the foundation and a remnant of the 1992-95 war – are not seen, heard, used for political gain, or otherwise felt firsthand. That in itself makes the Bosnian government’s adoption of the Platform for Peace all the more remarkable.

June 27, 2018

In Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), brave, independent journalists are one of the last lines of defense against the rampant corruption that robs citizens of quality lives. Political elites, driven exclusively by narrow party and personal interests, are characterized by the general absence of responsibility or concern for the best interests of the public.

June 26, 2018

A cooperation agreement signed by the Bosnian government and local NGOs in late 2017 launched a process to strengthen civil society in Bosnia and Herzegovina significantly. 

June 13, 2018

Assistance provides safety net for leap of faith in Tešanj

Very early in her life, Ajla faced one of her most difficult life challenges: Being a single, teen-aged mom. She had no qualifications and no prospects for employment beyond poorly paid odd jobs to provide for herself and her son, in the small town of Tešanj, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and after years of that, she decided one day that just scraping by was not good enough. She knew what she wanted to do, but without a job or money, she needed help taking the first step.