‘They Became Who They Are During the Siege’: Interview with Amra Bakšić Čamo, Co-Producer of Sympathy For The Devil

A new film, Sympathy for the Devil, will examine the experiences of the journalists reporting from the front-line in BiH. Balkan Diskurs sat down with co-producer Amra Bakšić Čamo to discuss the upcoming film and her experiences working in the Bosnian film industry.

Teachers Help Šamac Youth Find Love and Truth at the Core of Bosnia’s Major Religions

Many theorists argue that the places where different nationalities, religions, and cultures meet are the most likely to encounter conflict. Yugoslavia is often referenced to provide support for such theories.

Rudi: A Sarajevo Legend

Rudolf Slomo, known as “Rudi”, was one of Sarajevo’s unusual legends. A man who, left to his own devices, lived a bohemian lifestyle. He loved people and many knew him as a good man who lived a full, tireless, and active life. Rudi was also a member of the deaf community.

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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.


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Winner of the Intercultural Achievement Recognition Award by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs.
Conditional Sentencing: The System’s Only Response to Domestic Violence in FBiH
According to data from the Gender Center, the most common form of punishment for the perpetrators of domestic violence in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) is conditional sentencing, even though this type of punishment opens up the possibility for the perpetrator to commit additional violent crimes.
The Age of “Yellow Gold”: Life as a Herzegovinian Tobacconist in the 1950s
For decades, tobacco has been a way of life for many Herzegovinians, but there once was a time when the free trade of tobacco was forbidden. Those who dealt in tobacco during that time will always remember it as the age of "Yellow Gold”.
Media Landscape in Republika Srpska: Polarization and Financial Dependence
Some key questions to ask when analyzing the role of the objective local media in BiH is: How marginalized are those outlets that are reporting to the public and do they serve any other purpose than that of marketing and political promotion?
Crossing Borders: Showcasing Positive Stories of Migrant Integration into German Society (Part II)
This 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.
Real Voice of Journalism: Report on the state of media freedom in 17 local BiH communities
The Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC) officially presents its research on the state of media freedom in 17 local BiH communities.