Long Journey Home: The Story of Fata Orlovic

After the horror of war and genocide in Bosnia, a widowed wife returned to her home in Konjevic Polje with her seven kids only to learn that a church had been built in her front yard. Her battle to have the church removed from her property is still ongoing more than 20 years later.

Funky Guerrilla: Socially Beneficial Entrepreneurship

Young entrepreneurs from Bosanska Gradiška are showing that an original idea and tenacity pay off. Their creative team has embarked on quite a business adventure – to create and sell clothes – with the goal of developing their own product and placing it on the market.

Pretty Woman Forum: the Social Network Heroines

The Pretty Woman Forum is a Facebook group that has 47,826 members from across BIH, the region, and even the world. The initial aim of the group was to serve as a place for the exchange of information, advice, and experiences, however, over time, it became a service for helping people in need.

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.
Adama Dieng: My dream is to see the polarization across identity lines destroyed
On 12 February 2017, The Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC), and the UN Resident Coordinator for Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) hosted and organized a meeting between Civil Society Organization (CSO) representatives and Under-Secretary-General Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide.
A Memorial for the Future: Reaffirming Mostar’s Commitment to Anti-Fascism
There are ongoing debates and discussions in Mostar surrounding the reconstruction and renovation of the Partisan Memorial Cemetery. Even though 72 years have passed since World War II, revisionism is still present on the territories of former Yugoslavia.
Youth United in Peace: 25 Years of Seaside Peacebuilding
Youth United in Peace is a network that gathers young peacemakers from Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Each year, the network organizes a series of activities with peace as the central focus.
BiH Organizations are Making Progress in the Fight Against Animal Cruelty
Five years ago, the internationally recognized organization Dogs Trust BiH was established with an aim to help animals that have been abandoned or are living in the streets. The organization offers a variety of programs, including veterinary training, free spaying and neutering for dogs, and education for children.
The Fisherman Who Almost Caught a Nobel Prize
The Arab Spring in Syria resulted in the influx of over 5 million refugees into Europe, tens of thousands of whose bones were swallowed by the Mediterranean Sea. While Syria burned and refugees ran in the pursuit of a safer life, Kostas Pinteris from the island of Lesbos offered them a helping hand.
Overcoming the Odds: Members of Bosnia’s Disabled Community Successfully Navigate Education and Employment
Two young women discuss the challenges and triumphs in their educational and professional careers, exposing the exclusion and discrimination faced by many people living with disabilities in Bosnia and Herzegovina.