don-t-rebury-apis-in-serbia-historian-urges-09-29-2015 30 Sep 15 Don’t Rebury WW1 Col Apis in Serbia, Historian Urges

As Belgrade readies to bury remains of Col Dragutin Dimitrijevic Apis the historian Milivoj Beslin says it sends the wrong message to a country still troubled by political murders.

naser-oric-charges-win-no-applause-in-bosnia-09-03-2015 04 Sep 15 Naser Oric Indictment Wins No Applause in Bosnia

The war crimes indictment of Bosniak ex-general Naser Oric has been called politically motivated by both Serb and Bosniak victims’ groups as well as attracting criticism from legal experts.

crossing-the-balkans-broken-down-bridges-08-14-2015 26 Aug 15 Building Bridges Across the Balkan Divides

Award-winning radio journalist Omer Karabeg has been getting people from warring nations to talk to each other on air for 21 years, but he still believes that reconciliation is a long way off.

bosnian-refugees-homeland-holidays-marred-by-tensions-08-11-2015 11 Aug 15 Bosnian Refugees’ Homeland Holidays Marred by Tensions

Some 20,000 Bosniak refugees return to the Serb-dominated town of Prijedor each summer, boosting local businesses - but hopes of economic improvement have been threatened by a flare-up of ethnic tensions.

our-hero-your-killer-a-sarajevo-story-08-10-2015 10 Aug 15 Our Hero, Your Killer: A Sarajevo Story

Public denial of crimes against Serbs by the Bosnian Army in besieged Sarajevo shows that rival interpretations of the wartime past remain hard to reconcile, historian Nicolas Moll tells BIRN.

nationalist-commemorations-threaten-balkan-reconciliation-08-07-2015 07 Aug 15 Nationalist Commemorations Threaten Balkan Reconciliation

Recent events commemorating the region’s violent past have pitched several former Yugoslav countries into a nationalist frenzy, casting a shadow over hopes for reconciliation.

children-s-killers-in-refugee-bombing-go-unpunished-08-06-2015 07 Aug 15 Children’s Killers in Refugee Bombing Go Unpunished

Twenty years after Croatian planes bombed a column of Serb refugees, killing four children and five adults near Bosanski Petrovac in Bosnia during military Operation Storm, no one has been prosecuted.

operation-storm-anniversary-shows-bosnia-s-ethnic-divisions-08-05-2015 05 Aug 15 Operation Storm Anniversary Shows Bosnia’s Ethnic Divisions

Politicians from different ethnic groups either celebrated Croatia’s victory during Operation Storm or mourned the Serb victims, highlighting divisions that still paralyse the country 20 years on.

serbian-musician-takes-peace-message-to-srebrenica 23 Jul 15 Serbian Musician Takes Peace Message to Srebrenica

Serbian star Marcelo says that music can’t heal the divisions of war but it can promote ethnic reconciliation - as he wants to do at his concert with Bosnian rappers in Srebrenica this week.

chaos-at-srebrenica-has-defiled-memory-of-genocide 15 Jul 15 Chaos at Srebrenica Has Defiled Memory of Genocide

The attack on the Serbian leader in Srebrenica marked the culmination of weeks of local, regional and global political games that have brought Bosnia to boiling point.

memories-and-bones-the-missing-of-srebrenica 10 Jul 15 Memories and Bones: The Missing of Srebrenica

Hundreds of Srebrenica victims’ families are still waiting for their loved ones’ remains to bury - but as time passes, it becomes more likely that only a few bones, if anything, will ever be found.

srebrenica-jail-sentences-630-years-and-counting 09 Jul 15 Srebrenica Jail Sentences: 630 Years and Counting

International and Bosnian courts have so far sentenced a total of 37 people to around 630 years in prison for genocide and other crimes against Bosniaks from Srebrenica 20 years ago.

tackle-war-crimes-council-of-europe-tells-serbia 08 Jul 15 End War Crimes Impunity, Council of Europe Tells Serbia

Serbia must do more to deal with its wartime legacy as well as acknowledging what happened in Srebrenica in 1995, Council of Europe human rights commissioner Nils Muiznieks told BIRN.

srebrenica-dreaming-in-the-ruins 08 Jul 15 Srebrenica: Dreaming in the Ruins

Young people who grew up in the aftermath of the massacres 20 years ago in the once-affluent Bosnian spa town of Srebrenica have little to look forward to but the chance of escape.

fear-on-the-run-a-srebrenica-survivor-s-tale-1 07 Jul 15 Fear on the Run: A Srebrenica Survivor’s Tale

Fatima Ahmic spent 13 days fleeing through woodlands, almost entirely without food and water, dodging ambushes and shellfire as she escaped the Srebrenica massacres 20 years ago.

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