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16 Sep 15

Bosnia Museum Re-opens After Three-Year Wait

Bosnian treasures including a famous medieval Jewish manuscript are now again on show after the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina finally re-opened after three years.

15 Sep 15

Srebrenica Trial Exhibits Go on Show in Belgrade

An exhibition presenting the most important evidence from the Hague Tribunal’s Srebrenica genocide trials opened in Belgrade as part of events to mark the 20th anniversary of the massacres.

24 Aug 15

Turkish Film Wins at Sarajevo Film Festival

The contemporary comedy-drama 'Mustang' by the Turkish director Deniz Gamze Erguven won the top prize at the 21st Sarajevo Film Festival.

24 Aug 15

Bosnian WWII Battlefield Becomes Art Laboratory

The World War II battlefield in the Kozara National Park, where Tito's Partisan forces fought Nazi troops in 1942, is being used for a unique open-air art event.

21 Aug 15

Benicio del Toro Gets Heart of Sarajevo Award

The Puerto Rican actor received the honorary Heart of Sarajevo award of the Sarajevo Film Festival before presenting a new film in which he is plays an aid worker during the 1992-5 war.

19 Aug 15

BIRN Film on Kosovo Makes Debut in Sarajevo

BIRN documentary on some of the most brutal crimes of the Kosovo war had its international premiere at this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival.

17 Aug 15

Sarajevo Festival-Goers Overflow at Holbrooke Film

The Sarajevo Film Festival is offering an additional screening of a film about the career of Dayton peace deal broker Richard Holbrooke, after too many people showed up on Sunday.

17 Aug 15

BIRN’s War Movie Premieres at Sarajevo Film Festival

BIRN’s latest feature-length documentary ‘The Unidentified’, investigating the commanders responsible for some of the most brutal attacks of the Kosovo war, will be screened at this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival.

14 Aug 15

Sarajevo Glams up For Start of Film Festival

The Bosnian capital is in festive mode for the grand opening of the 21st Sarajevo Film Festival, where the star guest will be Benicio del Toro.

29 Jul 15

Sarajevo Film Festival Expects 100,000 Visitors

One of the leading European film festivals will bring top cinematic works, renowned directors and movie stars to the Bosnian capital in August and attendance figures are expected to rise again this year.

07 Jul 15

100,000 Bones Exhibit to Open in Srebrenica

On the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, an artwork made up of 100,000 ceramic bones will be installed to commemorate the victims whose remains were found in mass graves.

30 Jun 15

Sarajevo Hosts War Reporters’ Festival

War correspondents, historians, film-makers and activists gathered in Sarajevo for an annual festival aimed at promoting the best of conflict reporting and war-related art.

19 Mar 15

Power Dams Pose Threat to Rare Balkan Salmon

Planned hydroelectric power plants on Balkan rivers pose a deadly threat to the survival of the Mladica, known as the Balkan salmon, the NGO Riverwatch says.

09 Feb 15

Culture Festival Brightens Sarajevo’s Winter

Bosnia’s showpiece winter arts festival has opened in the capital, offering music, film, theatre, literature and visual art events for the 31st year in a row.

23 Jan 15

Bosnian Photo Fest Crosses Ethnic Divide

Sarajevo is hosting the fifth Photography of the Year festival, which unites professionals and photography enthusiasts from across the region.

Politics and Society

27 Nov 15

Bosnian Serbs Unite to Defend Threatened Holiday

Normally feuding Bosnian Serb parties have united against a ruling by the state Constitutional Court, scrapping the entity's public holiday as 'discriminatory'.

Culture Policy Focus

25 Aug 15

Bosnia Croats Keep Old Tattoo Tradition Alive

A Balkan tradition that dates backs millennia - which seemed close to dying out after World War Two - has inspired a new generation of fans, keen to keep up a connection to their ancestors.


24 Nov 15

Bosnia's National Airline Awaits Imminent Closure

BH Airlines, the troubled national carrier of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is likely to be put into liquidation before the end of the year after running up a debt of around 17.5 million euros.