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The Adventures of Gallery Kitten

What happens if a stray kitten wonders into the probably coolest gallery Bosnia's capital has to offer? Will it get kicked out? Or will the patrons of the place, that also happens to be a cafe bar, adopt it? Find... weiterlesen →

Universalize The Struggle

Am Sonntag findet die erste Sarajevo Pride Parade statt. In der wachsenden Homophobie der Gesellschaften (nicht nur) ehemaliger sozialistischer Staaten seit der Wende kommt dem besondere Bedeutung zu. In einer Analyse erklärt die aus Sarajevo stammende Philosophin Tijana Okić, warum... weiterlesen →

Justice, After All

The Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (MICT) has set right the injustice its predecessor, the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) created with its original verdict against Radovan ‪Karadžić. Upholding the verdict of Guilty, it extended the sentence against the former President of Republika... weiterlesen →

Justice for All

The protest movements Pravda za Davida and Pravda za Dženana may help change Bosnia’s dysfunctional system of governance. While they probably will not make the country’s system of corruption disappear anytime soon, they are likely to become a long-term threat to... weiterlesen →

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... weiterlesen →

#Jersmoljudi #BecauseWe’reAllPeople

People displaced by the Bosnian War are protesting against Bosnia’s treatment of refugees from Syria and other countries. They have written an open letter in which they detail their own experiences as refugees and call for refugees in Bosnia to... weiterlesen →

Goodbye, Selma

One of my best friends will leave Sarajevo on Saturday - for what could be for good. What will hopefully be her gain will be a great loss to Bosnian society. It just doesn't know it yet. I never thought... weiterlesen →

How Yugoslavia Was Buried Last Night. And Why It Still Lives.

In terms of sports, Yugoslavia won big last night at the World Cup match Serbia - Switzerland. In terms of culture and politics, it was buried. Strangely enough, Xherdan Shaqiri, one of last night's undertakers could be the one to... weiterlesen →

Why People From Sandžak Aren’t Really Bosnjaks

Muslims from Sandžak like to think of themselves as Bosnians and particularly as Bosnjaks. While there is a point to that, Balkan Stories has documented irrefutable evidence that proves: There is no way they are Bosnian. Sandžakians, at least the Muslims... weiterlesen →

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