Bosnia region debates fines, prison for 'offensive' social media posts

February 2, 2015 4:55 PM

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BANJA LUKA, Bosnia (Reuters) - Lawmakers in Bosnia's autonomous Serb Republic are to consider whether social media posts that are deemed offensive should be punished with fines or prison terms, alarming media watchdogs.

The move follows uproar among journalists over a December raid led by Bosnian Serb police on the Sarajevo offices of an independent web portal, Klix, after it published an audio recording that it said contained the voice of Serb Republic Prime Minister Zeljka Cvijanovic discussing buying MPs in the ...

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