Worshipping Suffering and Malice

On the Balkans, Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, is being worshipped in a bizarre manner and to a grotesque extent. To the wider public the late nun is better known by her stage name Mother Teresa. In worshipping her, even her most devout fans can not hide her dark side.

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Skenderbeg Square, Tirana (c) Andreas Lehner at flickr.com. Obtained Skenderbeg Statue, Tirana (c) Andreas Lehner at flickr.com. Obtained under CC License CC BY 2.0

Balkan Insight Goes Tabloid

Balkan Insight, the main outlet of Balkan Investigative Research Network, seems to have gone over to the tabloid side of media. Their piece on the upcoming wedding of the wannabe heir to the Albanian throne is cheap royalist propaganda mixed with a bit of glamour.

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Der Balkan bleibt unbekannt

Beim Balkan überwiegt bei einem großen Teil der Bevölkerung das Bedürfnis, Klischees zu reproduzieren, gegenüber der Neugier. Das zeigt auch ein Vortrag des Journalisten und Buchautors Nedad Memić in der Volkshochschule Urania, auf den ihn Balkan Stories Blog begleitet hat.

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Dva Božića

Christmas can be a tiresome if uniting affair if it’s celebrated the traditional way: Shopping, exchanging gifts and family dinners. As soon as religion comes into play, it tends to highlight divisions rather than make them disappear.

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