|Member of the House of Peoples of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina|
15 January 2015
|Minister of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina|
22 November 2012 – 29 April 2014
|Prime Minister||Vjekoslav Bevanda|
|Preceded by||Sadik Ahmetović|
|Succeeded by||Dragan Mektić|
|President of the Union for a Better Future|
30 October 2009
24 May 1957 |
|Political party||Union for a Better Future|
Fahrudin Radončić (pronounced [rǎdoːnt͡ʃit͡ɕ]; born 24 May 1957 in Montenegro then Yugoslavia) is a Bosnian businessman and politician. He is the founder of the Dnevni Avaz newspaper and president of the Union for a Better Future of BiH, which is currently the second strongest political party in the Federation BiH. He also served as a minister of security of Bosnia and Herzegovina between 2012 and 2014. Elected into the Bosniak Caucus of the House of Peoples of BiH in January 2015.
He was professional journalist and editor from 1978. The period from 1983. to 1988. was marked by his professional engagement in journalistic and socio-political work. In 1990. Radončić started working as journalist and analyst – commentator in Weekly political Magazine “Danas”. That same year, his book “10.000 days of imprisonment” about violations of human rights was published.
- 2000 – Building where was located “Hypo bank” in Sarajevo, currently under the name “Addiko bank”
- 2004 – he built Hotel “Radon Plaza”
- 2008 – “Avaz Twist Tower” which is the highest building on Balkans
- 2012 – Radončić finished large business centre in Tuzla
- 2007 – Fahrudin Radončić won the largest Public acknowledgement for contribution to the construction of Canton Sarajevo.
Dnevni Avaz and other media ventures
From 1992 through 1993, while a member of the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, he felt the need for a printed journal in form of a cultural reaction and resistance to the aggression on Bosnia and Herzegovina. In October 1993, while stationed and living in besieged Sarajevo, he launched a weekly publication of a journal named Bošnjački avaz (English: Bosniak Voice). The first texts published in this magazine, dated 15 November 1993, he strongly opposed to the division of B&H".
In 1995, through his publishing company, he launched the Dnevni avaz (Eng: Daily Voice). Its daily circulation is 50,000 and its website records in excess of over 600,000 hits on a daily basis. Today "Dnevni Avaz" is the best sold daily newspaper.
Personal conviction and practice
Radončić always strongly opposed hegemonist politics of Belgrade and Zagreb in both his publications and public appearances. He was always strongly committed to full BH sovereignty and equal rights of three nations and all other citizens of this country. Also, he is the creator of the biggest media system in B&H after the war.
Experience prior to official candidacy in politics
As a media magnate and a person with important influence on Bosnian politics, Radončić tangibly participated in numerous important summits dealing with vital interests of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Furthermore, owning up to the position of a media magnate, Radončić often provided support to international representatives in promoting laws aimed at integrating various aspects of BH policies and institutions, i.e.: the law on unification of armed forces of BiH; the law on adoption of a single currency, etc.
Radončić, Bakir Dautbašić, a government official and Bilsena Šahman were arrested on January 25 on charges for obstruction of justice. More than 75,000 people signed a petition within three days of the arrest calling for the release of Radončić, while most intellectuals and legal experts proclaimed the arrest as politically motivated.