2023-01-09

SARAJEVO - Fokus.ba trains journalists and does research on air pollution in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Fokus.ba will be pointing out problems and illogicalities when talking about air pollution in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where the authorities are failing to control an issue that is related to the death of thousands of people.

The country's reliance on coal and wood for heating and coal for electricity generation makes cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina some of the most polluted cities in the world during the winter months, when the levels of fine particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and other deadly pollutants regularly exceed what the World Health Organization says is safe for human health. An estimated 3,300 people in the country die prematurely each year from exposure to air pollution – 9 percent of all deaths, according to the World Bank. Thousands more live with worsening respiratory and cardiovascular problems. Elderly people and children are especially vulnerable.

This project is about training five young journalists who will work together with the professional team of Fokus.ba and other three external journalists, producing investigative stories about air pollution in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Supported
€19.000 granted dd. 21/12/2022
ID
ENV/2022/054

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