Stories about Serbia from October, 2010
The tragic death of American fighter pilot Lt. Col. Harold F. "Hootch" Meyers, who committed a suicide at his home in Santa Barbara on Sept. 12, echoed in the Serbian media and online communities - and there were strong reasons for it.
A Crimean Tatar wedding feast and fall's bounty at a Kyiv farmers’ market – at The Pickle Project; an initiative to help a library in the Ukrainian town of Konotop – at Jud Dolphin Adventure; the Modern Village exhibit at the Pyrohiv Museum of Folk Architecture and Life just outside...
In the prime of the newest public discussion on patriotism and the origin of violence in the Serbian society, newspaper Danas reported that two years ago Serbian children, aged 11 to 15 years old, had spent 16 days in scout camps in Russia, where they were being trained to assemble and dismantle weapons, to throw bombs, and to fire rifles. Sinisa Boljanovic translates some of the reactions to the case.
Greater Surbiton writes about “Angelina Jolie's Bosnian imbroglio”; Belgraded reviews “anti-Serb” movies.
Danica Radisic writes about the plight of Internet entrepreneurs Djordje Djokic and Dusan Jaglicic, who have been in jail for the past eight months, with no possibility of bail, no trial and no legal conviction, and about the implications of their case for the Serbian online community.
Katerina Todorovska wrote [MKD] on the Macedonia in the European Union blog about EU's imperfect record on LGBT rights and its positive influence in relation to starting the debate and improving tolerance in the Western Balkans, as Croatia, Serbia, and Macedonia strive to join this supranational structure.
Posts on the gay pride and the rioting in Belgrade this past Sunday, as well as on football hooligans – at CAFÉ TURCO, Gray Falcon, A Yankee-in-Belgrade, and A Slice Of Serbian Politics.
Gay Pride Parade held on October 10 2010 in Belgrade brought out the worst and the best elements of Serbian society in the open. The police had to suppress about 6000 rioters who, in a very organized manner, wrecked damage in the city center, while pro-democracy forces hailed the event as big advance for the freedoms of speech and association, guaranteed by law.
Reports from the Belgrade Gay Pride – at #bgpride (SRP, ENG). Despite extremely tough security measures, some rioting did occur. “Lot of vandalised cars around the #bgpride route,” @Belgrade reports.
The Belgrade Gay Pride Parade is to take place in just a few hours, on Sunday, Oct. 10; the official Twitter hashtag is #bgpride. Belgraded (@Belgrade) gives “the lowdown on how things are going so far regarding the Serbian society’s reactions in the media and everyday life”: “Most of the...