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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.

07 Sep 15

Film on Plight of Kosovo Serbs Bids for Oscar

‘Enclave’, a drama that follows the lives of Serbs who continued to live in Kosovo after the war, has been chosen as the Serbian candidate for the Best Foreign Language Film Award at the Oscars.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Culture Policy Focus

25 Sep 15

Serbia Entering New Totalitarian Era, Director Says

Democracy is suspended, media freedom suppressed and the danger of social unrest is real, the well-known Serbian theatre director Kokan Mladenovic tells BIRN.

Politics and Society

09 Oct 15

No End to Austerity for Serbian Seniors

Serbian pensioners say they are struggling to make ends meet, as Constitutional Court rejects request for judicial review of pension cuts.


21 Sep 15

Serbia Says Border Closures Are Hitting Economy

Serbian leaders have urged neighbouring states not to close their borders against the influx of refugees, saying that their country is suffering significant economic damage.