Sarajevo, March 31, 2010 – The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), are pleased to announce the inauguration of a joint loan guarantee program for Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH), co-funded between the two bilateral donor agencies.

Editor Still Faces Combined Total of 525 Years, on 105 Counts VIENNA, 7 April 2010 - Vedat Kursun, former editor of the Kurdish daily, Azadiya Welat was on Wednesday sentenced by a Turkish court to three years in prison in connection with two articles deemed to have spread propaganda for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, PKK - which is considered a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the European Union, the United States and many other countries.

The Government of the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is pleased to announce that 30 BiH farmers will receive Certificates of Participation for attending a study tour to Poland for berry producers.

The US Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina is honored to announce the return visit of Mr. Martin Luther King, III, son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, from May 4-6, 2010. Mr. King, III is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The King Center in Atlanta.

The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, regularly analyses events in the Middle East and the Balkans. IFIMES has analysed the current events in Serbia with a special emphasis on Serbia's accession to EU membership and the functioning of its judicial system after the crisis which has escalated due the non-reelection of numerous judges and prosecutors. The most interesting sections from the analysis entitled “Collapse of the judicial system in Serbia” are given below.

On Wednesday, September 22, 2010, Patrick S. Moon, United States Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), met with Brcko District Chief of Police Goran Lujic and officer Senada Đonlić to congratulate Ms. Đonlić on her nomination to represent BiH at the 48th International Association of Women Police (IAWP) Training Conference. The conference will take place September 26-30, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Vienna, 27 September 2010 - The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in South East and Central Europe and an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI) is alarmed at recent threats posed to journalists Sergej Trajkovic and Tomislav Kukec, who work for the Croatian newspaper Jutarnji List.

The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, regularly analyses events in the Middle East and the Balkans. IFIMES has prepared an analysis of current events in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the light of the launch of official election campaign for general election scheduled for 3 October 2010. The most relevant and interesting sections from the comprehensive analysis entitled “THE VICIOUS CIRCLE OF POLITICS, MAFIA AND CRIME” are given below.

Vienna, 22 September 2010 - The Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in South East Europe and an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), strongly condemns the alleged mistreatment of a reporter and cameraman working for KohaVision in Decan/Decani in Kosovo, by Lieutenant Sejde Krasniqi.

Irhad loved playing football every Friday night with his friends. He also loved playing drums and he was dreaming that his band would one day become famous. Recently all this changed as he has been diagnosed with nvCJD a variant of Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD).

Jonathan M. Moore, Deputy Chief of Mission of the United States of America to Bosnia and Herzegovina, will preside over a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open a school in Fojnica that was renovated by the U.S. Embassy’s Office of Defense Cooperation. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 22 at the primary school in Fojnica.

Based on the binding judgment of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) of February 26, 2007 in the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina v. Serbia and Montenegro, We, the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who are decisively against any form of discrimination, committed to the rule of law and the justice for the victims of aggression and genocide, obeying the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, obeying the European Charter of Local Self-Government, obeying the Charter of the United Nations, have decided by means of this Declaration to implement the judgments of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the judgment of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) of February 26, 2007 in the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina v. Serbia and Montenegro, on this 24th day of September, 2010, adopt

Vienna, 28 September 2010 - The South and East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists from South and East Europe and an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), strongly condemns the alleged threats received by five staff members of the Vijesti Publishing Group in Montenegro.