Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country in Southeastern Europe. Once part of both the Ottoman Empire and Yugoslavia, its capital city is Sarajevo and is home to three major ethnic groups-Bosniaks, Serbs and Croats. These constituent peoples make up more than 95% of the country’s total population. Bosnia’s current Prime Minister is Vjekokslav Bevanda. From 1992 to late 1995, the country was involved in a gruesome civil war known as the Bosnia-Herzegovina war, caused by intensified tensions between the three ethnic groups and a shared desire for Yugoslavia to break up. According to an independent study conducted during the 2000’s, the war ended with the deaths of approximately 97,207 people, 65% of which were Bosnian Muslims, 25% Serbs and 8% Croats.
Nick Van Owen mentioned having been in Bosnia while working for Nightline as a cameraman, presumably covering the Bosnia-Herzegovina war, when discussing his expertise in documentation with Eddie Carr and Ian Malcolm.