Stories about Montenegro
The 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre: Remembrance amid genocide denial
“... the glorification of war criminals inflict[s] tremendous suffering on the survivors and their families. Leaders in the region have publicly denied the genocide, even calling Srebrenica a hoax..."
LGBTQ+ community and politicians salute Montenegro's new law on same-sex partnerships
Only five years ago, police banned the country's Pride March as "too risky" following threats of violence from homophobic groups.
Remembering the heartbreaking words of Yugoslavia's war-struck ‘Lost Generation’
"Never in my life [did I imagine] I would shoot at someone or that someone would shoot at me. How can this be? It's not right."
Out of 20,000 COVID-19 cases in the Balkans, more than a third are in Serbia
In Serbia, the government first ignored COVID-19 and even made fun of it.
A new cross-regional anti-disinformation initiative launches in the Balkans
The network includes members from North Macedonia, Greece, Serbia, Kosovo, and Albania, and will work in cooperation with similar groups from other neighboring countries.
Fans and colleagues pay respects to late Italian comics author Giovanni Romanini
Romanini was acclaimed as a life-long collaborator of the late comics legend Magnus.
COVID-19 pandemic adversely affects digital rights in the Balkans
Digital rights NGOs warn about increase of cases of violation of privacy of people under quarantine, spread of disinformation and internet scams in Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
How Russia influences Serbian media
Favorable perceptions of Russia and the Kremlin policies result from sustained long-term investment in propaganda, which also affects the wider media sphere in neighboring Balkan countries.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Auschwitz in pictures
The online archive Znaci.net digitized several photos of Auschwitz from different museums in the former Yugoslavia. They tell the story, among other things, of the Mandić family of prisoners from Croatia.
Comics fans in southern Europe celebrated the triple anniversary of cult publications in 2019
Comics fans in several southern European countries celebrated three golden jubilees in 2019: the 50th-anniversary publication of Italian comics series Alan Ford, the ‘Yugoslav Asterix’ Dikan, and Serbian magazine Stripoteka
Croatian president criticized for saying Yugoslavia was behind the Iron Curtain (it wasn't)
While most people from countries behind the Iron Courtain couldn't travel to the West, the Croatian president went to high school in the United States in the mid-80s.
Yugoslavia wasn't a Soviet ally—so why does that misconception persist in Western media?
The Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia's independence from both the Eastern and the Western blocs was a key feature of its national identity.
Racing down socialist memory lane: a classic Yugoslav cars video goes viral
The cars include three brands produced by Yugoslav factory Zastava from Kragujevac, Serbia, that were based off models by Italian manufacturer Fiat.
North Macedonia to hold first-ever pride parade in June 2019
North Macedonia’s first pride parade is yet another testament to the country's recent political transition. Homophobic violence was markedly tolerated by the previous government.
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.
How alternative health magazines advance Russia's soft power in the Balkans
Mundane health advice such as doing exercise and eating vegetables becomes "Russian advice" in magazines such as Russian Doctor, Russian Herbalist, Russian Encyclopedia of Health.
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..."