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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.

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18 Aug 15

Arsen Dedic, Musical Legend, Dies in Zagreb

Arsen Dedic, a singer and songwriter who was considered one of the most influential musicians in Yugoslavia, died on Monday aged 77 in Zagreb.

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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.

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10 Aug 15

Kosovo Film Festival Presents BIRN’s War Crimes Movie

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 DokuFest in Prizren.

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04 Aug 15

Croatian Serb Refugee Artists Depict Lost Homeland

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Croatia Army’s Operation Storm, Croatian Serb artists who fled the military offensive displayed paintings and sculptures about the place they left behind.

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03 Aug 15

Serbia’s Brass Band Festival Kicks off in Guca

The Guca Brass Band Festival, Serbia's wildest traditional music event, is expecting 500,000 visitors to be attracted this year by its combination of blaring trumpets, grilled meat and local brandy.

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09 Jul 15

Exit Festival Returns with Big Names

Emeli Sandé and other stars will be taking the stage at the Novi Sad's Exit festival - before the sounds move to Montenegro.

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04 Jun 15

Festival Aims to Rebuild Serbia-Kosovo Relations

A festival in Belgrade of Kosovo Albanian films, exhibitions, concerts and debates about the 1990s conflict is aimed at restoring personal contacts between Serbs and their neighbours.

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19 May 15

Five Balkan Countries Competing in Eurovision

Performers from only five Balkan countries are competing in this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna - whose semi-finals get underway this week.

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09 Apr 15

Culture Honour for Pink TV Boss Draws Protest

The artist Veljko Mihajlovic is returning the award he obtained 16 years ago in a protest against the City of Belgrade's decision to honour TV mogul Zeljko Mitrovic for his work for culture.

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08 Apr 15

Serbian Ballet Falls Victim to Battle Over Cash

Serbia's National Theatre has scrapped two ballet shows as accusations about cash and contracts fly back and forth between the outgoing theatre manager and the culture ministry.

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24 Mar 15

‘Naked Island’ Film Revisits Yugoslav Prison Colony

Director Tiha K. Gudac’s documentary was inspired by her grandfather’s experience of being imprisoned at the notorious Communist-era Goli Otok jail camp on a Croatian island.

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23 Mar 15

Belgrade Dance Festival Spreads Its Wings

It may be called the ‘Belgrade’ dance festival - but this year’s event is venturing beyond the capital to towns and cities across Serbia.

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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.

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10 Mar 15

Belgrade Guitar Art Festival Promises Six-String Delights

Guitar Art Festival, that runs from March 10-15, is offering a diverse series of guitar-related performances, from Greek rebetiko to Spanish flamenco and more.

Culture Policy Focus

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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.

Politics and Society

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03 Sep 15

Balkan Media in 'Worrying' State, Conference Hears

The main problems facing the media in the Balkans range from government pressures to money and the loss of trust in journalism, a conference in Belgrade heard on Thursday.

Business

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01 Sep 15

IMF Commends Pace of Reforms in Serbia

IMF representatives on Tuesday said they were satisfied with the economic reforms in Serbia - as a government decision on whether to raise wages and pensions was postponed.