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01 May 13

Turks Bewitch The Balkans With Their Addictive Soaps

Turkish soaps have replaced Latin American shows as must-sees for many TV viewers in the Balkans - tapping into nostalgia for a system of family values that people in the region have lost, and lament. 

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19 Apr 13

Bosnian Director Boycotts Festival Over ‘Nationalist’ Kusturica

Sarajevo’s Selma Spahic has withdrawn her play from this year’s Sterijino Pozorje Theatre Festival in Novi Sad, because it will be opened by controversial Serbian film director Emir Kusturica.

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19 Apr 13

Prijedor War Crimes Film Shown in Belgrade

The Hague Tribunal held its Belgrade premier of the documentary film Crimes Before the ICTY: Prijedor, on Thursday.

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29 Mar 13

BIRN Fellows for 2013 Selected

The jury in the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence has selected 10 participants for this year’s programme.

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20 Mar 13

Balkan States Join Global Poetry Celebration

The art of verse will be celebrated across the Balkans with a wide range of readings, competitions, performances and debates to mark the annual World Poetry Day.

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04 Mar 13

Global Galleries Support Closed Bosnian Museum

More than 200 museums and galleries worldwide staged a symbolic show of solidarity with the Bosnian National Museum, which was closed to the public last October.

bosnia-welcomes-prize-winning-roma-actor
18 Feb 13

Bosnia Welcomes Prize-Winning Roma Actor

Crowds gathered at Sarajevo airport to greet Nazif Mujic, voted best actor at the Berlinale film festival for his role in Denis Tanovic’s ‘An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker’.

balkan-art-treat-on-venice-biennale
14 Feb 13

Balkan Artists Prepare For Venice Biennale

This year's international art exhibition in Venice will see a number of interesting projects from the Balkans - and Kosovo will have its own pavilion for the first time.

bosnia-prevents-sarajevo-haggadah-transfer-to-new-york
07 Feb 13

Bosnia Rejects New York Plea to Host Haggadah

A heritage commission has declined to loan the famous Sarajevo Haggadah to the New York Metropolitan Museum, although it currently lies locked up and unseen in a closed museum.

belgrade-to-get-street-named-after-war-hero
07 Feb 13

Belgrade to Name Street After Wartime ‘Hero’

The city authorities have backed a campaign to honour a young Serb who won respect across the region when he died while saving his Bosniak friend’s life during the war.

bosnia-national-museum-marks-125th-birthday-closed
04 Feb 13

Bosnia Museum Marks Key Birthday Closed

Lovers of the Bosnian National Museum marked its 125th birthday in Sarajevo in a forlorn mood, by laying flowers and lighting candles, as the iconic institution is closed.

berlin-awaits-heroic-bosnian-war-story
24 Jan 13

Berlin Festival Showcases Heroic Bosnian War Story

After its world premiere at the Sundance Festival, Krugovi, a new movie based on a true story about a Bosnian Serb who saved a Muslim in the Bosnian war, will have its European premiere at the Berlinale. 

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17 Jan 13

Oscar Winner Tanovic to Premiere in Berlin

Bosnian director Denis Tanovic will compete for a prize at the Berlin International Film Festival with his new movie ‘An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker’.

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14 Dec 12

Bosnia's gallery Charlama Reopens

After the Ministry of Economy of the Sarajevo Canton has promised to financially suport it, the gallery CEka Charlama has opened to public and artists again.

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16 Nov 12

Culture Watch Award Shortlist Made

Four journalists from the region have made it to the Culture Watch Award shortlist.

south-east-europe-museums-to-start-cooperation
15 Nov 12

Balkan Museum Network Launched in Skopje

A new network linking regional museums has been launched in Skopje, where a joint project for restoring cultural heritage worth 2.8 million euro was presented.

Politics and Society

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08 May 13

Bosnian War Prisoners Open Memorial at Brcko Camp

Wartime detainees in Bosnia’s Brcko District have opened a memorial room containing over 1,000 photographs and documents showing crimes against civilians committed in 1992.

Culture Policy Focus

turks-bewitch-the-balkans-with-their-addictive-soaps
01 May 13

Turks Bewitch The Balkans With Their Addictive Soaps

Turkish soaps have replaced Latin American shows as must-sees for many TV viewers in the Balkans - tapping into nostalgia for a system of family values that people in the region have lost, and lament. 

Business

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07 May 13

IMF Nods Through €39 Million For Bosnia

The International Monetary Fund approved a tranche of 39 million euro for Bosnia under a two-year stand-by arrangement which aims to bolster fiscal stability in the country.