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.

the-dark-ages-turns-bosnian-war-into-drama-11-02-2015 03 Nov 15 ‘The Dark Ages’ Turns Bosnian War into Drama

Real-life testimonies from people who lived through recent conflicts in Europe have been transformed into a gripping theatre play - acted out by the people whose stories it highlights.

bosnia-snapshots-of-a-traumatised-society-10-21-2015 22 Oct 15 Bosnia: Snapshots of a Traumatised Society

Ron Haviv, the American photographer who documented the brutal crimes of warlord Arkan’s paramilitaries, says Bosnia and Herzegovina has still not recovered from the trauma of the 1990s conflict.

serbia-croatia-row-exposes-balkan-fault-lines-09-28-2015 28 Sep 15 Serbia-Croatia Row Exposes Balkan Fault Lines

The border dispute between Croatia and Serbia was only solved after Brussels intervened, showing how fragile relations between the two neighbouring countries really are.

serbian-artist-puts-dead-nations-on-show 30 Apr 15 Serbian Artist Puts ‘Dead Nations’ on Show

Artist Ivan Grubanov, whose first major work was drawings of Slobodan Milosevic on trial, examines the idea of countries that no longer exist in a show at this year’s prestigious Venice Biennale.

bosnian-serbs-shun-film-about-wartime-kindness 21 Apr 15 Bosnian Serbs Shun Film About Wartime Kindness

A new film about Bosnians who saved their neighbours rather than persecuting them in the war has drawn interest across Bosnia and Herzegovina – but not in the mainly Serbian entity.

a-lost-child-on-the-frontline 02 Feb 15 A Lost Child on the Frontline

Serbian director Vuk Rsumovic’s film ‘No Man’s Child’ is based on the true story of a boy found living wild with wolves and then sent to fight in the Bosnian war.

the-art-of-post-war-trauma 22 Jan 15 The Art of Post-War Trauma

Serbian artist Vladimir Miladinovic, whose latest project focuses on mass graves of Kosovo Albanians near Belgrade, has made the wartime past a theme of his work.

why-arkan-s-exploits-aren-t-news-in-serbia 17 Dec 14 Why Arkan’s Exploits Aren’t News in Serbia

It came as no surprise that the glamorous birthday party of paramilitary chief Zeljko Raznatovic’s son got more coverage than BIRN’s report on the wartime brutality of his ‘Tigers’.

robert-donia-radovan-karadzic-architect-of-the-bosnian-genocide 22 Oct 14 Exploring the Mind of Radovan Karadzic

A new biography says the former Bosnian Serb leader was no madman but a calculating killer who knew exactly what he was doing.

extremists-stir-up-tensions-in-serbia-s-sandzak 23 Sep 14 Extremists Stir Up Tensions in Serbia’s Sandzak

Calls for the formation of an Islamic army and threats of violence by Serb nationalists have fostered feelings of unease in Serbia’s ethnically-mixed Sandzak region.

war-on-the-bosnian-protests 24 Feb 14 Politicians Play War Games With Bosnia Protests

Politicians in Bosnia have been trying to stir up bad memories of the 1990s conflict in a bid to undermine and discredit the nationwide protests against economic hardship and corruption.

serbia-s-wars-have-come-home-to-roost 29 Nov 13 Serbia’s Wars Have Come Home to Roost

The recent, shocking incident in Serbia with the asylum seekers is just the last in a long line of consequences of the war-driven politics of the Nineties.

a-road-trip-across-the-frontlines 24 Sep 13 A Road Trip Across the Frontlines

The young people featured in BIRN’s new Balkan road-movie documentary The Majority Starts Here are disturbed by the ethnic hatred of the past but uncertain about their own futures.

shattering-kosovo-s-wall-of-silence 25 Jul 13 Shattering Kosovo’s Wall of Silence

After a controversial article asked if Kosovo guerrillas should automatically be considered heroes, are cracks emerging in the façade of respectability built up by ex-fighters who’ve become politicians?

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