Work. Sacrifice. Solidarity. In these three words BHRT employees describe their everyday work filled with stress and responsibility, but above all, with human relationships. Considering the fact that this  a company that operates throughout the country, it is logical that here work representatives of all nations living in Bosnia and Herzegovina, also constitutive, minorities and disabled people.

According to Lejla Zvizdic, the editor of the BHT1, it is the greatest treasure of this public company.

“As we reflect this country in many things, such as the system and functioning, we reflect it also in multiculturalism. I do not perceive people by their ethnicity, but according to human and professional qualities. It has been too many divisions in this area to ” 5 grams of these people and those people”, although I understand the principle of ” national key” and equal representation of all constituent people, which must be satisfied in the Public Service. And personally… it is a pleasure to work in ethnically diverse collective. Together we celebrate the holiday with each other and are highly considered.

Jelena Radojevic- Kapor, the editor of the evening news on the BHradio1, thinks that it is the big advantage to work with different people, which means more customs and holidays… the lack might only be the” sensitive” past, we have had, but with mutual respect, there is no problem, she says.

” Multinational structure of the BHTR employees does not complicate its functioning. In a country, which has a population as Bosnia and Herzegovina, it is necessary that this is one public service, which will maintain that kind of structure ie. an equal representation of constituent people and others.

” Others” in this company are national minorities and disabled people. That is how this public service fulfills its legal obligation of employing also this category in its working structure.

Bisana Eljsani, as a person with invalidity, works at the sector of WEB and multimedia BHTR. She considers her work place as an adequate, if we take into account her health condition.

” I am not mobile as other employees in the company, so I can say that I am very pleased that in one way I can contribute to the work colleagues with a certain degree of disability, and all of them is set the right working position. I am not complaining.”

The editor of BHT1 documentary program, Antonella Pehar- Simunovic, confirms that the right of others are respected, because from her editorial office frequently goes out some topic that deals with this kind of story.

” Same as the rights of constitutive people and persons with a classical needs, the Public  Service among employees has Jews and Gypsies and persons with disabilities and their right are equal to the rights of all others. I find that BHRT is functional precisely because we are complementing each other, because if you put into fold, even the same type of sheep, it leads to ghettoization, which is contrary to progress.”

If you ask these women, whose work is visible on a daily basis and is judged by radio and television audience and criticism, to what extent are the relationships and how important it is for normal functioning, they unanimously conclude that the respect is s base of good work and results. Lejla Zvizdic describes them as correct, and sometimes complex, which is typical for large collectives.

Author: Aleksandra Tolj

This text was written as a part of Divided Past – Joint Future project and it does not represent nor reflects attitudes and viewpoints of the European Union, its institutions and bodies. Responsibility for the information and views expressed in the text lies entirely with the author. 

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