Local Media in BiH: Financial Dependence and Political Influence

The role of local media in each community is of paramount importance. They should serve as a link between the local community and the public and act as means of communication between municipalities or cantons and their citizens.

The Siege: Survival of a Besieged City

In the early ‘90s, no one believed that war would hit Sarajevo or that the Yugoslav National Army could turn into an enemy of the city’s people. For centuries, Sarajevo had been a multicultural city with its mosques, synagogues, and Catholic and Orthodox churches.

Crossing Borders: An Introduction to Bosnian Migration to Germany (Part I)

"Crossing Borders" is a multi-part series aims to explore various facets of Bosnian migration to Germany and to present the personal accounts of migrants and their children in an effort to not only reflect on the shared experiences of Bosnian migrants but to also consider the wider themes and implications of their stories.

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.
Center for Nonviolent Action: Fighting a War of Memories
Daily life in Sarajevo is vastly different today than it was in the midst of the siege but whilst the city and the region now operate in relative peace, there are still people that remain deeply affected by the conflicts of the 1990s.
Entrepreneur Avdo Halilović Inspires Hope for Bosnia’s Youth
More and more people, especially youth, are leaving Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). According to World Bank estimates, approximately 1.6 million people who were born in BiH now live outside of the country.
Kirsten Johnson: The Person Behind the Camera
Kirsten Johnson’s Cameraperson is a highly personal take on her experiences of shooting various documentaries around the world.
Esma Bandić: Learning to Soar
Through love and spirituality, unencumbered by form, writer Esma Bandić is trying to bring together people of different religions. Her books call for peace, love, and interfaith dialogue.
Girls Coding Kosova: Empowering Women Programmers Code by Code
Girls Coding Kosova is proving that the technology sector is not just a man’s domain.
Emir Kapetanović on Understanding the Peaceful Generation
Balkan Diskurs correspondent Louis Monroy Santander talked to Emir Kapetanović, director of “Djeca Mira” (Children of Peace) - a documentary that takes a look at the post-Dayton generation in Bosnia, their concerns, their realities and perhaps more importantly their dreams.