balkan stories



Die Geschichte zweier Tempel

Sie stehen praktisch nebeneinander. Die orthodoxe Christ-Erlöser-Kathedrale und die Ferhadija-Moschee in Banja Luka. Beide sind Symbole, wie religiös aufgeladener Nationalismus zu Hass und Völkermord führt. Und wie lange Versöhnung dauert. Ihre Kuppeln strahlen golden über dem Zentrum von Banja Luka.... weiterlesen →

Memories of A Golden Moment

It was Sarajevo's Golden Moment. The opening of the Olympic Winter Games in 1984 marked an era of prosperity and made the world take notice of this unique city so rich in culture and tolerance. Today, most sports sites are... weiterlesen →

A Holy Fraud

Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, better known by her stage name Mother Teresa, is to be sanctified by the Catholic Church next year. Bojaxhiu's popularity even among non-Catholics makes this a highly political move. One that does not withstand scrutiny. The museum dedicated to... weiterlesen →

Bečki Balkan

Almost 200.000 Viennese were born in Ex-Yugoslavia or born to parents who were. That is around 10 per cent of the city's population. Most of them live in working class neighborhoods. Like the one I live in. A photo essay. Jovica Dimitrievski... weiterlesen →

A Month of Storytelling

Balkan Stories Blog has been out for a month now. As storytelling goes, it's been an interesting month that brought about a suprise or two. Time for a first look back. One of things about journalism I like the most... weiterlesen →

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 →

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