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Balkan Diskurs

Balkan Diskurs is a non-profit, multimedia platform created and run by a regional network of journalists, bloggers, multimedia artists, and activists who came together in response to the lack of objective, relevant, invigorating, independent media in the Western Balkans.

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Supporting witnesses: First step towards ending impunity for war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina

"What is often overlooked is the most important precursor to ending impunity: a secure environment in which survivors can testify, free from intimidation, severe retraumatization, and threats of physical harm."

Queer resilience and activism in Bosnia and Herzegovina

"Since the 2019 Pride March, queer activists have observed a changing political, legal, and social environment, and have achieved some key successes."

Dealing with the legacy of wartime sexual violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina

More than one-third of all individuals brought before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, set up to prosecute war crimes, "were convicted on charges of sexual violence."

The history of the Sarajevo Haggadah, the medieval Jewish book that survived the Inquisition, the Holocaust, and the Yugoslav Wars

When Nazi Germany occupied Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Haggadah was hidden at the mosque of a Muslim village in the Bjelašnica Mountain, where it remained until the end of the...

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, volunteers defend stranded migrants against local rebuke

In Bosnia's third-largest city, migrants have been residing in and around the main bus station and relying on a group of volunteers for relief.

Women's cooperative in Srebrenica produces ‘protective masks for everyone’

"There are not a lot of us in Srebrenica and we need to stick together through communion and mutual care."

Mitrovica Rock School unites young Albanians and Serbs in a segregated Kosovo city

In a segregated Kosovo city, where residents rarely talk to people of different ethnicity, a school restoring the rock music tradition of former Yugoslavia builds friendship between Albanians and Serbs.

North America has mustangs, Bosnia and Herzegovina has the wild horses of Livno

A herd of horses released in the wild decades ago has been thriving in the mountains near the city of Livno in the South of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Film The Fog of Srebrenica Shows Us The People Who Survived One of Europe's Worst Massacres

A new film focusing on survivors of the Srebrenica genocide premiered at the 21s Sarajevo Film Festival on August 17. Alessandra Goio and Marta Vidal report.

An Unexpected Reunion 20 Years After the Srebrenica Massacre in Bosnia

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.

The Question Plaguing Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina: Who Am I?

After a violent battle for independence in the 1990s, Bosnia-Herzegovina remains one of Europe's most ethnically diverse countries. What does it mean to be Bosnian-Herzegovinian in Bosnia and Herzegovina today?

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