Dutch Media and the Srebrenica Genocide: Coverage or Cover-up?

Dutch media coverage of the Bosnian War partly explains why Dutch politicians and the general public are conflicted about the role played by Dutchbats during the war.

Confession: The Look of Contempt

“His gaze was full of contempt, but his words tried to convince me that he could not live without me. He insisted it was the only way."

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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.


Balkan Diskurs awards

Winner of the Intercultural Achievement Recognition Award by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs.
Through Art, Aida Šehović Spreads the Memory of Srebrenica Genocide Victims
Banja Luka native Aida Šehović was hit by war when she was just 15 years old. Now, Aida has made it her mission to use art as a means to commemorate the victims of genocide and to educate citizens worldwide about the consequences of war. 
Dalibor Tanić: If All You See is that I Am Roma, the Flaw is Yours
This was supposed to be a story about national minorities, however, it soon became an effort to find the words to best describe the greatness of a man who does not allow others to judge him based on what he is, but rather on all the important characteristics that make him WHO he is.
The Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability
The Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) is part of a growing field of scholarship exploring the historical legacy of conflict and its effects on contemporary politics, societies, and cultures.
‘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.