balkan stories



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 →

People Have Had It

The rape of a 16 year old girl has shocked the people in Kosovo. On Thursday, people took to the streets to express their outrage. And like in Bosnia, it seems to be about a lot more than "just" a... weiterlesen →

Berlin Balkanizacija

Robert Rigney, Balkan traveller, music aficionado, part time American James Bond in the eyes of many Serbs and others, and most of all writer and journalist makes his comeback in Balkan Stories. It wouldn't be Robert if it wasn't with... weiterlesen →

The Japanese Who Knows No Fear

This Japanese tourist loves the Croatian Football Team very much. So much that he wears it in a place most people don't dare. At least not until Wednesday.This is so much more than a lucky photo by Tomislav Božak from Rijeka.... 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 →

Die Sprache der Macht und die Macht der Sprache

Am Internationalen Tag der Muttersprache möchte Balkan Stories einen kritischen Blick auf das Sprachregime in (Ex-)Jugoslawien richten. Der renommierte Übersetzer Will Firth analysiert in einem Artikel für den Verlag Lavender Ink, der auch im anarchistischen zweisprachigen Magazin Antipolitika erschienen ist, das... weiterlesen →

Sich dem Trauma annähern

Das blutige 20. Jahrhundert hat in Ex-Jugoslawien eine Reihe kollektiver Traumata verursacht. Sie prägen die Sichtweise auf die Welt bis heute. Mit ihnen setzt sich eine Reihe von literarischen Werken auseinander, die man gelesen haben sollte, wenn man die Menschen... weiterlesen →

Sretan Dan Republike

Today, millions of people in and from former Yugoslavia celebrate Republic's Day, Dan Republike. It is the anniversary of the proclamation of the New Yugoslavia in 1943. This New Yugoslavia had to be liberated from fascist occupation in World War... weiterlesen →

Druga smrt duše Bosne

Bosnia’s cultural memory is at stake. This time, not Serb militia are to blame but political neglicience, a dysfunctional government and the commercial interests of Sarajevo’s city government. A reportage that could disturb book lovers and librarians. “Oh, you can... weiterlesen →

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