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romeo-and-juliet-connects-belgrade-and-pristina 14 Apr 14

‘Romeo and Juliet’ Connects Belgrade and Pristina

Actors from Serbia and Kosovo have joined forces to stage a joint production of the Shakespeare play in a bid to promote mutual understanding and connections.

pioneering-kosovo-soap-gets-viewers-thumbs-up 28 Mar 14

Pioneering Kosovo Soap Gets Viewers’ Thumbs-Up

Kosovo’s first homemade soap opera woos viewers with tales of love triangles, blood feuds and corruption.

the-tragedy-of-bogujevci-exhibited-in-belgrade 18 Dec 13

Art Show on Kosovo Massacre Angers Hardline Serbs

An art installation dealing with Serbian war crimes in Podujevo, Kosovo, is going on show in Belgrade, in a bold move to open up a franker discussion about the Kosovo conflict.

kosovo-s-bekim-fehmiu-honored-with-post-stamp 06 Dec 13

Kosovo Honours Much Loved Actor With Stamp

In honour of Bekim Fehmiu, who died in 2010 and whose ashes were scattered in Prizren, the Post and Telecoms of Kosovo have introduced a postage stamp bearing his likeness.

switzerland-puts-balkans-in-focus 08 Oct 13

Switzerland Puts Balkan Culture in Focus

This year’s Culturescapes festival will take art, music, films, theatre, dance and literature from the Balkans to Switzerland and also bring Swiss culture to the region.

dokufest-prizren-let-s-talk-about-sex 30 Aug 13

DokuFest Gets Prizren Talking About Sex

True to its slogan, ‘Breaking Borders’, the 12th DokuFest in Prizren, Kosovo, this year broke ranks on issues of sex and gender that still remain a taboo in most of the Balkans.

kusturica-west-kicked-out-majority-of-serbs-out-of-kosovo 30 Apr 13

Kusturica: West Kicking Serbs Out of Kosovo

Serbian film director says landmark Serbia-Kosovo deal concludes international community's job of creating monolithic ethnic communities in the Balkans.

kosovo-organ-trafficking-inspires-kusturica 02 Apr 13

Kosovo Organ Trafficking Inspires Kusturica Film

Renowned Serbian film director Emir Kusturica has announced that his new movie will deal with human organ trafficking, the focus of a current high-profile trial in Kosovo.

fellows-for-2013-selected 29 Mar 13

BIRN Fellows for 2013 Selected

The jury in the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence has selected 10 participants for this year’s programme.

balkan-art-treat-on-venice-biennale 14 Feb 13

Balkan Artists Prepare For Venice Biennale

This year's international art exhibition in Venice will see a number of interesting projects from the Balkans - and Kosovo will have its own pavilion for the first time.

kosovo-rolling-film-festival-kicks-off 13 Dec 12

Kosovo Rolling Film Festival Kicks Off

Festival’s third edition brings Roma into focus through cinema.

first-culture-watch-award-goes-to-vranje 29 Nov 12

First Culture Watch Award Goes to Vranje

The first ever Culture Watch Award for analytical and investigative reporting on cultural issues in the Balkans went to Valentina Milenkovic from Vranje.

final-bicced-culture-conference-in-belgrade 28 Nov 12

Final BICCED Culture Conference in Belgrade

The closing event of the three-year project “Balkan Initiative for Cultural Cooperation, Exchange and Development”, BICCED, started on Thursday in Belgrade's Youth Centre.

culture-watch-award-shortlist-made 16 Nov 12

Culture Watch Award Shortlist Made

Four journalists from the region have made it to the Culture Watch Award shortlist.

birn-to-fund-summer-school-participants-investigations 27 Aug 12

BIRN to Fund Summer School Participants’ Investigations

Journalists who attended BIRN's summer school 2012 have obtained funds to conduct cross-border investigations.

Culture Policy Focus

turks-bewitch-the-balkans-with-their-addictive-soaps
01 May 13

Turks Bewitch The Balkans With Their Addictive Soaps

Turkish soaps have replaced Latin American shows as must-sees for many TV viewers in the Balkans - tapping into nostalgia for a system of family values that people in the region have lost, and lament. 

18 Mar 13

Diagnosing Kosovo

Politics and Society

kosovo-and-albania-mark-anniversary-of-1999-exodus
16 Apr 14

Kosovo and Albania Mark Anniversary of 1999 Exodus

Pristina and Tirana commemorated the 15th anniversary of the Kosovo exodus when thousands of ethnic Albanians fled their homes seeking refuge from the conflict with Serbian forces.

Business

european-bank-to-support-kosovo-private-sector
18 Mar 14

European Bank to Support Kosovo Private Sector

The European Investment Bank, EIB, plans to held small and medium sized companies in Kosovo and part-fund key infrastructure projects, the bank's deputy head said in Pristina.