- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- All Balkan Countries
The e-book Taboo: Secrecy and Shame in the Balkans is now available online for free and for republishing.
Taboo: Secrecy and Shame in the Balkans showcases the original research of eight journalists selected from Southeast Europe to participate in the 2010 programme of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence.
As the aim of this programme is to tackle the deficit in information and analysis on transitional challenges and opportunities in the Balkans, all interested parties are encouraged to further disseminate and republish articles from the book.
This series of reports provides fresh insight into taboos. We invited journalists to tackle deeply rooted beliefs and prejudices and explore how they are changing under the impact of modernity and new social dynamics.
As this year’s fellows discovered, not all old taboos have fallen by the wayside everywhere, or at the same pace. These thought-provoking articles show that many traditional prohibitions retain their force in the Balkans. The articles also allow comparisons to be drawn between surviving attitudes in the region and in Western Europe.
For more information about the book, please see section Publication 2010, at the http://fellowship.birn.eu.com/
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