childhood-conflict-drama-takes-kosovo-to-hollywood-01-26-2016 27 Jan 16 Childhood Conflict Drama Takes Kosovo to Hollywood

‘Shok’ (‘Friend’), the first Kosovo-made film ever to be nominated for an Oscar, draws on some of its actors’ real-life experiences of intimidation by Serbian forces in the late 1990s.

don-t-give-serbia-a-war-crimes-pass-01-21-2016 22 Jan 16 Don’t Give Serbia a War Crimes Pass

During EU accession talks with Serbia, Brussels must press Belgrade to take genuine action to resolve war crimes cases, prosecute senior officials and stop shielding suspects.

oliver-ivanovic-karate-master-defeated-in-court-01-21-2016 21 Jan 16 Oliver Ivanovic: Karate Master Defeated in Court

Kosovo Serb leader Ivanovic’s martial arts skills brought him to politics, and he was once seen as a key figure in Kosovo-Serbia dialogue - but he now faces jail for war crimes against Albanians.

can-the-new-kosovo-court-keep-witnesses-safe--01-20-2016 20 Jan 16 Can the New Kosovo Court Keep Witnesses Safe?

Courts have repeatedly failed to safeguard Kosovo war crimes witnesses from threats and violence - now the new Hague-based special court must protect those who testify against powerful defendants.

tribute-to-ottoman-sultan-divides-kosovo-town-01-18-2016 19 Jan 16 Tribute to Ottoman Sultan Divides Kosovo Town

A row has erupted in the Kosovo town named after 14th century Serbian knight Milos Obilic, the alleged killer of invader Sultan Murad I, over whether to name a cultural centre after the Ottoman potentate.

the-forgotten-heroes-of-serb-albanian-comradeship-01-14-2016 15 Jan 16 The Forgotten Heroes of Serb-Albanian Comradeship

Boro Vukmirovic, a Serb, and Ramiz Sadiku, a Kosovo Albanian, became Yugoslav icons after dying together while fighting fascism - can reviving their memory promote tolerance in today’s divided ex-Yugoslavia?

kosovo-feels-the-pressure-over-new-war-court-12-23-2015 28 Dec 15 Kosovo Feels the Pressure Over New War Court

The EU-backed plan to set up a special court to try senior Kosovo Liberation Army officials for war crimes continued to spark angry reactions from its opponents throughout 2015.

serbian-general-s-kosovo-visit-angers-massacre-village-12-04-2015 07 Dec 15 Serbian General’s Kosovo Visit Angers Massacre Village

Twenty-eight wartime massacre victims from Rrezalle/Rezala in Kosovo have been exhumed so far - so when the Serbian army chief accused of involvement in their deaths visited Pristina, villagers felt violated.

serbian-kosovar-journalists-build-bridges-with-words-11-27-2015 27 Nov 15 Serbian, Kosovar Journalists Build Bridges with Words

In a bid to bring their estranged communities closer together, Serbian and Kosovar reporters worked on stories in each other’s countries in a collaborative project that could highlight paths towards reconciliation.

fr-sava-time-to-go-forward-and-start-dialogue-11-12-2015 13 Nov 15 Fr. Sava: Time to Go Forward and Start Dialogue

Sava Janjic, the Abbot of Visoki Decani Monastery, says Serbian heritage needs to be settled within the Brussels dialogue before any further discussion on UNESCO status.

serbia-s-unesco-victory-has-exposed-its-true-face-11-12-2015 12 Nov 15 Serbia’s UNESCO ‘Victory’ Has Exposed its True Face

Belgrade’s brutal and offensive campaign against Kosovo’s membership bid, comparing it to ISIS, has reminded Europe and its own neighbours of how little the ‘new’ Serbia has changed.

shakespeare-reconnects-serbian-and-kosovar-theatregoers-11-06-2015 12 Nov 15 Shakespeare Reconnects Serbian and Kosovo Theatregoers

With a Kosovo Albanian playing Romeo and a Serb playing Juliet, Predrag Miki Manojlovic’s production of the Shakespeare classic is intended to bring Belgrade and Pristina closer together.

heritage-in-flames-prosecuting-wartime-cultural-crimes-11-06-2015 06 Nov 15 Heritage in Flames: Prosecuting Wartime Cultural Crimes

Kosovo’s bid to join UNESCO has again highlighted the destruction of cultural and religious monuments during wartime - crimes that ex-Yugoslav countries’ courts have largely been failing to tackle.

wartime-allegations-return-to-haunt-kosovo-s-limaj-11-04-2015 05 Nov 15 Wartime Allegations Return to Haunt Kosovo’s Limaj

Guerrilla turned politician Fatmir Limaj could face his third war crimes trial for brutal abuses at the Kosovo Liberation Army’s Klecka detention camp after a court decided to hear a motion for retrial.

middle-east-and-balkan-war-refugees-share-camp-11-04-2015 04 Nov 15 Middle East and Balkan War Refugees Share Camp

Refugees from the 1990s Balkan wars are now sharing their rundown temporary accommodation in Belgrade with people fleeing more recent conflicts in the Middle East and Africa.

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