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Transforming Lives

MediaCenter intern Mladen Lukic receives the Srdjan Aleksic award for his reporting on LGBT rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Job loss, eviction and social ostracism are just some of the risks that LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) individuals in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) encounter when their sexual orientation is revealed. Fear of these risks prevents them from reporting discrimination and bias-motivated crimes to the police or in the media.

Ajdin Dedic (right), 28, and auto upholstery sewer at Prevent auto parts factory in Travnik.

For the first time since graduating from vocational technical high school 10 years ago, Ajdin Dedic has a job as a skilled worker in his hometown of Travnik in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Last updated: June 05, 2014

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