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Stories about Kosovo

Western Balkan countries look at the past and the future at the Venice Biennale 2019

Among the participants at the Venice Biennale are the Western Balkan countries, which see it as an excellent opportunity to showcase the art and promote their artists, beyond their borders.

Looking back at Feral Tribune, Croatia's doomed but legendary satirical newspaper

Feral Tribune was known for its impartial coverage of war in the Balkans and caricatures that ridiculed the nationalist leaders in former Yugoslavia.

Once-beloved youth magazine is accused of whitewashing legacy of Serbian Nazis

How did a magazine that enjoyed a cult status all over Yugoslavia seems to have betrayed its progressive values.

This epic poem describes the grief of Yugoslavs over the death of John F. Kennedy

An epic poem titled “Death in Dallas” reflected the popularity of United States President John F. Kennedy in the former Yugoslavia.

On contemporary art in the Balkans: An interview with Jon Blackwood

"When so many citizens have to focus so much of their effort on just survival, it’s little surprise that people have lost the habit of going to art galleries..."

A film about a Montenegrin freedom fighter seeks to keep anti-fascist values alive

"By sharing the story of an ordinary person's struggle, we wanted to remind younger generations how the rights we now enjoy were won..."

Deki the Balkan Lynx Is All Grown Up, Photos Show, but His Species Remains in Trouble

There are only an estimated few dozen individual Balkan lynx left in the wild.

Balkan Pride Parades Highlight Growing Support for LGBT Rights (and Politicians Are Taking Notice)

Serbia's openly gay prime minister became the 'first head of government to attend a Balkan Pride event.' Cynics see her appointment, however, as a move to impress the European Union.

How Balkan Egyptians Are Asserting Their Identity and Fighting Discrimination in Macedonia

"Our community is just a small part of the Balkan cultural mosaic, but nevertheless it provides important contribution to the overall European diversity."

ISIS Attempts to Exploit Balkan War Wounds With Localized Propaganda

The region has a painful legacy of war that has divided people along ethnic and religious lines.

Three Decades and Several Films Later, a Creative Translation of ‘Alien’ Endures in the Balkans

"Then there's Alien or Osmi Putnik which literally translates to "The Eighth Passenger". What was the sequel translated as? More Passengers?"

A Three-Minute Online Video Explains the Essence of Balkan Nationalisms

"Every country in the Balkans believes that it should be bigger than it is."

Melania Trump Returns Gloriously to Her Homeland, Now as a Meme

During the U.S. presidential campaign, Slovenians didn't show much interest in Mrs. Trump. That changed, however, after Donald Trump's surprising victory in the Electoral College

A Conference in Copenhagen Seeks to Build Bridges in Areas of Conflict

A recent conference in Copenhagen brought together a wide cross section of people interested in creating peace in the midst of conflict.

Ex-Yugoslavs Mourn Vesna Vulović, Flight Attendant Who Survived Highest Ever Fall Without a Parachute

"Vesna Vulović survived a fall from 10,000 meters, but could not survive the year of 2016. :("

A Decades-Long ‘Conversation’ Between Yugoslav and Polish Rockers

Rock music available online shows how a peculiar bridge, bringing the people of former Yugoslavia and Poland closer together, developed over the last four decades.

Yugoslav Comic ‘Dikan’ Is Back to Remind Us We're All Descendants of Migrants in Some Way or Another

"Finally, we, the Early Slavs, have inhabited the Internet, too. We bid you a warm welcome and pleasant stay."

Remembering the Yugoslav Anti-War Movement of the Early 1990s

Internet users in the former Yugoslavia have decided to break with political elites' divisive rhetoric, and remember the region's proud, albeit unsuccessful, attempts to stop the wars of the 1990s.

Young Women in Kosovo Are Writing Code to Fight Harassment

Developers of a new app, Walk Freely, hope it will help solve Kosovo’s sexual harassment problem.

When Elections Are a Joke, the People Tell Election Jokes

Election fraud and other misdeeds have been a widespread problem in the Balkans. As the saying goes, 'If I didn't laugh, I'd cry.'

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