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Many Macedonian journalists feel they have been duped by the government with a new deal on decriminalization of defamation that imposes steep fines instead.
It was planned as the first Hollywood feature on the Kosovo conflict, but ‘Guests at the Sofra’ has landed its producer – and two former ministers of culture – in a battle of their own.
After most actors at Atelje 212 petitioned for the removal of their controversial director, Kokan Mladenovic, his future is in the hands of the theatre’s founder, the city assembly.
At a time of budget cuts and financial belt-tightening, the government remains cagey about where the money for Skopje’s grand makeover is coming from.
Following Boris Tadic’s defeat in the presidential election, the links between his party and the media have come under closer scrutiny.
With no real market in art in Serbia, few artists can expect ever to survive from their trade.
Ancient tomb is only the latest site to be ravaged by looters on the hunt for gold and artifacts - who are devastating Albania’s archeological sites under the noses of the authorities.
Although the law now allows Serbs to request the return of property confiscated by the Communists, their chances of getting back any of their long-lost paintings remain minimal.
Predrag Matvejevic recalls his 18 years spend in exile, addresses the impact of nationalism and maintains that the former Yugoslav states should take more pride in being a part of a common culture.
Plans to demolish one of Tirana’s best-known landmarks, a former museum dedicated to Enver Hoxha, have drawn the ire of architects, activists and even some former Hoxha-era political prisoners.
The “us against them” populist blockade dominating Balkan societies needs to be infected with the virus of creativity in order to break open.
Kosovo’s domestic soaps are falling victim to cheap imports from Turkey and Latin America.
The unrepentant advocate of Yugoslavia and Socialism says time’s up for the independence projects of the ex-Yugoslav republics - none of whom have made a go of it.
Archeologists are unearthing an important new building in the UNESCO-protected ancient city in Albania, which could shed fresh light on the life of the Roman colony.
The prevalent fear regarding Serbia’s European candidacy - that Europe will ‘swallow’ Serbia’s culture and force it do dance to its tune – is misplaced.
One needs to invest in new, strong mechanisms of content distribution.