bosnia-s-divided-stolac-braces-for-disputed-poll-rerun-02-14-2017 14 Feb 17 Bosnia’s Divided Stolac Braces for Disputed Poll Rerun

The town of Stolac has been economically depressed and divided by post-war political and ethnic tensions, exacerbated by violence at last October’s local election, which is now set for a rerun.

america-s-hidden-bosnian-war-criminals-face-determined-foe-02-10-2017 13 Feb 17 America’s Hidden Bosnian War Criminals Face Determined Foe

Michael MacQueen, who tracks down Bosnian war crimes suspects in the US, looks back on years of bringing human rights violators to justice in the face of complex court procedures and delays.

pancevo-serbia-s-industrial-melting-pot-02-09-2017 10 Feb 17 Tolerance and Tensions in Serbia’s Industrial Melting Pot

Despite sporadic incidents of ethnic violence in the 1990s, the industrial city of Pancevo is home to 27 different ethnic groups and has accommodated several waves of refugees from the war years.

photographer-tells-story-of-serbia-s-turbulent-1990s-02-08-2017 09 Feb 17 Photographer Tells Story of Serbia’s Turbulent 1990s

The decade of wars, repression, hyperinflation and protests is documented through a young man’s eyes in a new exhibition of pictures by Serbian photographer Srdjan Veljovic.

sarajevo-peace-charter-challenges-balkan-warmongers-02-02-2017 03 Feb 17 Sarajevo Peace Charter Challenges Balkan Warmongers

An online Balkan peace charter started by two journalists from Bosnia and Croatia has attracted several thousand signatures of support - but there has been no response from regional political leaders.

bosnia-s-war-childhood-museum-finally-opens-01-30-2017 30 Jan 17 Bosnia’s War Childhood Museum Opens in Sarajevo

A moving exhibition of mementoes of children who lived through the war has finally opened after the War Childhood Museum secured enough funding to acquire a permanent home.

capturing-the-image-of-ethnic-cleansing-in-bosnia-01-19-2017 23 Jan 17 Capturing the Image of Ethnic Cleansing in Bosnia

Photojournalist Ron Haviv’s shocking image of a Serbian paramilitary kicking a woman’s corpse during the Bosnian war is one of the subjects of a forthcoming documentary about his most significant pictures.

kosovo-s-serbs-feel-frightened-insecure-and-misused-01-19-2017 19 Jan 17 Kosovo’s Serbs Feel Frightened, Insecure and Misused

Serbs in Kosovo say that the recent ‘propaganda train’ dispute between Belgrade and Pristina left them worried about their security and fearful that they are being used as political pawns.

kosovo-and-serbia-non-cooperation-perpetuates-injustice-01-10-2017 11 Jan 17 Kosovo and Serbia: Non-Cooperation Perpetuates Injustice

The arrest in France of Kosovo’s ex-PM Ramush Haradinaj on a Serbian warrant highlighted how continuing enmity and lack of cooperation between Belgrade and Pristina means war criminals are not facing trial.

bosnian-serb-statehood-day-celebration-divides-country-01-06-2017 08 Jan 17 Bosnian Serb ‘Statehood Day’ Celebration Divides Country

Defying Bosnia’s state authorities, the EU and US, the Serb-dominated entity of Republika Srpska is staging a lavish celebration of its disputed ‘statehood’ holiday, despite a ban by the Constitutional Court.

the-last-year-for-the-icty-01-02-2017-1 04 Jan 17 Hague Tribunal Prepares for Shutdown in 2017

The UN war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia will shut down in 2017 after more than two decades, but a handful of unfinished cases will continue, including the landmark case of Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic.

macedonia-political-crisis-overshadows-ethnic-tensions-12-23-2016 30 Dec 16 Macedonia: Political Crisis Overshadows Ethnic Tensions

For the second year running, the deep political crisis in the country has largely set aside divisions between country’s ethnic Macedonians and Albanians, although several incidents put cohesion to the test.

british-author-set-to-reignite-stepinac-debate-12-28-2016 29 Dec 16 British Author Set to Reignite Stepinac Debate

An important new book on Archbishop Stepinac will delight some and anger others with its staunch defence of Croatia’s most controversial cleric.

montenegro-scepticism-greets-new-war-crimes-probes-12-22-2016-1 29 Dec 16 Montenegro: Suspicions Persist Over War Crimes Probes

Montenegro has been criticised yet again for not making serious efforts to deal with war crimes cases, although the prosecution said it had launched several new investigations in 2016.

balkan-schoolbooks-still-fight-over-kosovo-s-history-12-27-2016 28 Dec 16 Balkan Schoolbooks Offer Conflicting Versions of Kosovo’s History

Shkelzen Gashi tells BIRN that his new report reveals how differently the history of Kosovo is taught all over the Western Balkans - with worrying implications for relations between neighbouring countries.

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