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Stories about Serbia

28 September 2015

Serbian Journalists Harassed by Police While Reporting on Controversial Belgrade Construction Site

Global Voices Advocacy

The journalists are not the first to run into trouble reporting on the 3.5 billion Euro Belgrade Waterfront project.

24 September 2015

Refugees and Police Aren’t the Only Ones At Odds in the Balkans

When it comes to the refugee question, recent friction between EU leaders has done more to rekindle old animosities than resolve the current crisis.

17 September 2015

Resentment Against Hungary Grows After Serbia Border Clashes Injure Refugees and Journalists

Many expressed anger at Hungary and the European Union for their handling of the refugee crisis, including the closure of the Hungarian-Serbian border, without consulting their non-EU neighbors.

8 July 2015

An Unexpected Reunion 20 Years After the Srebrenica Massacre in Bosnia

The Bridge

Maksim risked his life to help his friend Jakub during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Twenty years later, Maksim reunites with Jakub’s wife Šehida for the first time.

29 April 2015

An Unexpected TV Rerun Sends Serbia's Social Media Into Censorship Panic

Satirical news show 24 Minutes was supposed to air a new episode with Serbia's embattled ombudsman as a guest, but a rerun ran instead. Censorship-weary viewers feared the worst.

16 April 2015

Liberland, the Balkans’ Newest Micronation, Is Looking for Citizens

To apply for citizenship, just send an email with a photo ID and cover letter. But will Liberland, set between Croatia and Serbia, really become Europe's third smallest microstate?

26 February 2015

How I Helped Get Zoja's Law Approved By Serbia's Parliament

The Bridge

Vuk Visnjic is too young to vote. But when politicians in Serbia's National Assembly ignored a law that would help sick children, he found a way to make a difference.

5 February 2015

Serbia's Prime Minister Drags Investigative Journalists Through the Mud Over Corruption Article

After an in-depth investigative piece about a murky public procurement was published, Serbian PM Vučić and pro-government media have launched a negative campaign against an investigative journalist network in Serbia.

17 December 2014

Serbia Arrests 11 Foreign Human Rights Activists Ahead of Protest

Amnesty International has requested that Serbian authorities release eleven activists from Bulgaria, Finland, and Slovakia who were in Serbia to hold peaceful protests during the CEE-China Summit in Belgrade.

16 December 2014

Murdered Teen’s Father Rallies Support for ‘Tijana’s Law’ on Serbian Social Media

After the murder of 15-year-old Tijana Jurić, citizens are pushing the Serbian government to adopt a law that would allow police to search for missing minors immediately and more efficiently.

26 November 2014

Authorities Take Healthy Milk Activist to Court in Serbia

Global Voices Advocacy

Serbian authorities have increasingly been calling online activists in for questioning. Now activist Marko Živković is being called into court for publicly complaining about milk regulations 20 months ago.

25 November 2014

The Silent Crackdown on Serbian Media

Global Voices Advocacy

"Censorship is no longer a relic of the past, it's the present that we must fight against."

22 November 2014

Opposition Representatives Propose “Freedom from Fear” Law in Serbia

Nineteen representatives of the Serbian National Assembly filed a proposal for a new law that would guarantee Serbian citizens freedom from fear. While freedom from fear is allegedly a right...

9 November 2014

Balkan Nationalists Bring Back Personality Cults in Tattoos of Ruling Politicians

While many thought that the tattoo personality cults of the former Yugoslavia were a thing of the past, political personalities are still a hot tattoo choice in the Balkans.

26 August 2014

Serbia’s ‘Declaration of Internet Freedom’ Wins Big Support from Western Dignitaries

Global Voices Advocacy

Serbian bloggers have drafted a Declaration of Internet Freedom, and representatives of the international community are showing their support.

14 August 2014

Hundreds Join a Grieving Father's Silent Protest of Slow Hit-and-Run Investigation in Serbia

Luka Jovanović, 21, was killed while he was fixing his own car on Branko Bridge in Belgrade with several friends.

9 August 2014

Volunteers from Slovenia, Macedonia and Serbia Are Joining Forces to Rebuild After Catastrophic Floods

Over 50 volunteers from Slovenia, Macedonia, and Serbia have gathered in Kraljevo, Serbia in a self-organized labor action to help rebuild the damage done by floods in the region.

8 August 2014

After a 15-Year-Old's Gruesome Murder, Some Serbians Seek the Death Penalty's Return

The man suspected of abducting and killing 15-year-old Tijana Jurić was arrested on Aug. 7, 2014, in Belgrade. He confessed, sparking public outrage in the small Eastern European country.

7 August 2014

Bulgaria's Mizia Is a City Under Water After Heavy Flooding

Hundreds of people lost their homes in the city of Mizia, when unrelenting rain recently caused the Skat River to overflow. Bulgarians have scrambled to gather supplies for the victims.

4 August 2014

Serbia Hit With More Floods Only 2 Months After Devastating Deluge

Serbia saw a new wave of floods during the last days of July. Take a look at photos of the damage collected by social media users.

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