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November 2015

A Declaration Of Love. Of Sorts.

Why does a journalist from Vienna write about the Balkans and the people that live there in his spare time? An attempt to explain. The Balkans. To me, that's the region a lot of my friends come from, mostly from... weiterlesen →

Up In Smoke Or: The Language Thing Pt III

Part III of a series on observations on those minor linguistic differences in the language formerly known as Serbocroatian. Or, in this case, the usual lack thereof. And how a pack of smokes can tell us what's going wrong with... weiterlesen →

Eine Liebeserklärung. Oder so.

Warum widmet sich ausgerechnet ein Wiener Journalist in seiner Freizeit dem Balkan und den Menschen, die dort leben? Der Versuch einer Erklärung. Der Balkan, das ist für mich die Region, wo viele Freundinnen und Freunde herkommen. Vor allem aus Ex-Jugoslawien. Wo... weiterlesen →

Jer smo ljudi.

Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia are just as affected by the refugee situation as Austria and Germany. The news and pictures a Western audience gets about the situation on the Balkans seems a bit unbalanced, to say the least. It's either the image... weiterlesen →

Von Steinen und Menschen

Rassismus gegen Roma wird am Balkan und anderen Teilen Osteuropas offen ausgelebt. Zu der hier beschriebenen Szene im Zentrum von Beograd hätte genauso gut in Sarajevo, Bratislava oder Budapest kommen können. Der Stein fliegt. Er trifft die vielleicht 18-jährige Romni am Rücken. Sie dreht... weiterlesen →

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Medieninhaber und Redaktion: Christoph Baumgarten Mediensitz: 1160, Wien Kontakt: christoph.baumgarten@gmx.at Webdesign: Baskerville by wordpress.com

Two Kinds of Coffee Or: The Language Thing, Pt II

Part II of a series of observations on those minor linguistic differences in the language formerly known as Serbocroatian. Or why ordering coffee can give you away. And why it doesn't matter most of the time. My Croatian teacher from... weiterlesen →

Sunny Days in Zenica

A Slow Acting Poison

Roads may be deteriorating in most Ex-YU-countries. Public transport is in bad shape. Health care is chronically underfunded. Almost the only thing money seems to exist for in abundance is religious buildings. That isn't just irritating to visitors from more secular Western... weiterlesen →

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