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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.

seemo-balkan-leaders-must-live-with-free-media 24 Jul 12

SEEMO, Balkan Leaders ‘Must Live With Free Media’

Top politicians in the region are still struggling to live with criticism, accusing journalists of undermining national interests and of mafia ties, media organisation says.

dokufest-docks-in-prizren-for-eleventh-time 06 Jul 12

DokuFest Docks in Prizren for Eleventh Time

Faced with a programme of more than 150 short films and document, Balkan Insight has collected tips from the Kosovo’s leading experts on the silver screen for this year’s Dokufest.

pristina-s-glass-house-promotes-local-products 02 Jul 12

Pristina’s Glass House Promotes Local Products

Three people have been locked inside this glass box in central Pristina for the week in a bid to prove that Kosovars can survive on local products alone.

culture-watch-award-announced 16 May 12

Culture Watch Award Announced

The Balkan Initiative for Cultural Cooperation Exchange and Development, BICCED, funded by the Swiss Cultural Programme in the Western Balkans, is announcing the launch of the first Culture Watch Award.

Culture Policy Focus

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.

04 Jun 14

Northern Mitrovica Shakes off the Blues

Politics and Society

20 Jan 18

Vucic: Serbia, Kosovo to Share Intelligence on Ivanovic Murder

The Serbian president says Serbia and Kosovo will exchange information on the killing of ethnic Serb politician, despite Pristina rejecting Belgrade’s request to take part in the investigation.


06 Nov 17

Threat to Quit CEFTA Stirs Debate in Kosovo

As Kosovo’s government mulls withdrawing from CEFTA, citing its unequal treatment, economists warn that a halt to regional free trade will result in price rises.

19 Oct 17

EU Mulls Lower Roaming Charges for Balkans