Deputies at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe yesterday elected the new Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatovic from BiH.
She will take over this office on April 1, 2018, for a mandate on six years.
The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe is an independent and objective institution, which was established by the Council of Europe back in 1999 with the goal of promoting awareness and respect for human rights in 47 member states of the Council of Europe.
Otherwise, Mijatovic is an expert in the field of human rights and media politics and she is also one of the founders of the Regulatory Agency for Communications (RAC) BiH.
Dunja Mijatovic is also an expert in the field of media regulation and media freedom, and she was an OSCE representative for freedom of the media, with headquarters in Vienna, in the period from 2010 to 2016.
During her mandate, she continuously worked on solving problems that journalists in the region that is covered by the OSCE are dealing with, from security and working conditions of journalists to the role of new technologies and the process of digitization, and 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.