A Woman’s Right to Choose

“I was divorced and had one child, I started a relationship with Mirko, who was also divorced and the relationship was over before it started. My period was late. I called him to tell him the news and first thing the next day, without even a second thought, he decided – abortion."

‘Islam: It‘s Also Our History!’: Sparking the Dialogue Surrounding Diversity in Europe

While discussion about Islam’s role in European culture has been ongoing, their shared history goes back much further. Recognizing this history raises questions on how people will live together on this diverse continent.

Bribery: A Standard Practice Among Bosnian Doctors?

It’s no secret that residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina have to use bribes in order to receive certain medical services, and it’s been that way for years. The medical profession is supposed to be one of the most humane, but it is being undermined by bribery and malfeasance.

About Us

Balkan Diskurs staff is composed of both local and international members who possess experience and expertise in a wide range of disciplines, ranging from journalism and human rights to peacebuilding and transitional justice. As a team, we are dedicated to supporting young talent, challenging stereotypes and providing viewpoints on society, culture, and politics that cannot be found in other media.


Balkan Diskurs awards

Winner of the Intercultural Achievement Recognition Award by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs.
Boko Haram: Origins of Evil
When people hear about Boko Haram, what usually comes to mind? Many would recall the 276 Chibok schoolgirls who were kidnapped by the terrorist organization followed by the international campaign to ‘bring back our girls’. Yet what are the motivations behind such a reprehensible act, who is behind Boko Haram, and what are the origins of this Islamic extremist group?
Philippines War on Drugs: The Nightshift
"Each night, every night someone dies. Sometimes one, three, five, ten, twelve... the most I think in one night was 24."
Recounting the Batajnica Mass Graves through the Art of Film
“How does one archive or record the details of the massacres of a state that wants to hide its massacres?” Serbian director Ognjen Glavonić attempted to do just that with his latest film.
Becoming Critical Media Consumers in the Era of “Fake News”
Control over mass media narratives gives media producers the capacity to influence what the public believes about what is happening in their localities and across the world.
‘Confronting Histories’: A Jean-Gabriel Périot Retrospective
Balkan Diskurs correspondent Struan Kennedy provides a review of three films that were recently shown at Ars Aevi Museum of Contemporary Art in Sarajevo as part of a retrospective of the work of French filmmaker Jean-Gabriel Périot.
Peacebuilding Takes Many Shapes: Using the Arts to Foster Intercultural Dialogue in Brčko District
The work of peace building organisations varies widely throughout BiH. Omladinska Organizacija Svitac provides an example of the power of nontraditional peace building efforts; successfully bringing youth of all ethnicities together through the arts.