OHR BiH TV News Summary, 19 November 2000

TV BiH News Headlines:

  • Implementation of BiH Peace Agreement must be more resolute – conclusion of two-day Dayton Conference; strengthening of BiH central institutions, refugee return and extradition of war criminals main issues on agenda
  • OSCE announces preliminary results based on over 97% of counted ballots; SDP leads in BiH House of Representatives (from BiH Federation) and SDS (from RS); SDA leads in BiH Federation House of Representatives; SDS leads in RS National Assembly and RS presidential race; SDA leads in Srebrenica
  • EASC rejects as unfounded HDZ BiH complaint regarding irregularities during counting of absentee ballots for Cantons 3,4,6 and 7
  • According to OSCE results, SDA received largest number of votes from both entities for BiH Parliament; SDA also took largest number of votes for RS National Assembly among so-called non-Serb parties – SDA press release
  • Brcko High School students have not attended classes for one month, which could have long-term consequences for entire project of multiethnic education in district; OHR blames extremists who try to manipulate students in order to fulfil selfish goals and narrow party interests
  • Tuzla Canton Interior Ministry, in carrying out ‘Cleaning Out One’s Own House’ Campaign, discovers numerous irregularities in police-administered driving test examinations in Kladanj; Kladanj police chief dismissed and preliminary investigations against 69 people underway
  • Numerous evicted Bosniaks who remained in Bijeljina during war facing extremely difficult living conditions, especially as winter approaches
  • World news
  • Senior delegation of US Veterans of Overseas Wars visit BiH and meet representatives of BiH Association of Disabled Army Veterans
  • German Government pledges 330,000 DM in donations for HN Cantonal Court
  • Attack on Jewish cemetery not attack on Jewish community but on BiH and foundations of co-existence – Jewish Community President Jakob Finci at Association of Independent Intellectuals Circle 99 panel session
  • Family house of Marin Rebac, only HDZ BiH delegate in RS National Assembly, destroyed in Derventa; HDZ BiH demands RS authorities urgently discover and punish perpetrators – HDZ BiH press release
  • Memorandum of Understanding between Livno Canton Government and International Management Group (IMG) signed in Livno
  • Parliament of displaced child refugees to be held in Srebrenica under title ‘Dayton in Srebrenica’ – Children’s Embassy Medjasi General-Secretary Dusko Tomic
  • Largest shopping centre in BiH, Merkator, to officially open December 1 and employ 350 people
  • Livno Cantonal Hospital doctor Fahrudin Torlak wins medal for innovations in orthopaedic medicine in Nuremberg
  • Report on Tuzla painter Zdravko Novak’s exhibition ‘Form, Colour, Jazz and I’
  • Literary critic Ivan Kordic comments on work of former Veselin Maslesa publishing company and now known as Sarajevo Publishing
  • Sports
  • Weather