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.
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.
A few days ago, police evicted and razed a Roma settlement in Tirana. According to activists the inhabitants were left with nothing but what they could carry.
Robert Rigney embarks on a semi fictitious road trip to Albania – in the company of a Czech artist in search of the hill of his dreams, a former UÇK fighter, another friend from Prague and red haired Aphrodite. He comes … In The Land Of Eagles weiterlesen
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.
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.