The White City and the “Invisible” Photographer

The Bosnian city of Bijeljina, nestled in the northeast, takes its name from the word “bijela” meaning “white”. Despite an absence of visual evidence as to why the city has been given this name, it nonetheless seems fitting. This is not due to an abundance of white buildings, of which there are few, but because …

Svetlana Jankovic: A Lieutenant, Mother, and Winner of All Battles

Being a woman in a “man's shoes” is never easy, especially if they’re the shoes of a military man.

Rohingya: Faces of a Humanitarian Crisis

Rohingya Muslims are one of many minority groups in Myanmar. After stripping the Rohingya of their citizenship, the predominantly Buddhist country purged the Muslim minority from Myanmar by conducting military raids, killing thousands of Rohingya, and forcing many more to flee.

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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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WARM Academy 2019: Call to Apply
Are you a student, peacebuilding practitioner, artist, memory worker, journalist, or media maker interested in learning more about cutting-edge approaches to peacebuilding and conflict transformation?
Investigating Mass Graves as a Means to Rectify Atrocities
Violent conflicts are social disasters which fundamentally change the trust relationships in a society. Trust is easy to lose, but takes a long time to rebuild.
Festival of the Image: Celebrating Photography and Visual Journalism in Sarajevo
Renowned photographers from across the globe will gather in Sarajevo from 9 - 11 May to share their expertise and insights as part of the 2019 Festival of the Image. Organized by the VII Photo Agency and the VII Foundation (VII/F), the three-day festival is an educational event that will celebrate photography and visual journalism through a series of panel discussions, film screenings, portfolio reviews, and workshops.
Discussing Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe in the Big Apple: An Interview with Alexander Cooley
“You see a lot of human rights practices and norms under assault all over the world. In our region especially, we are witnessing the forces of nationalism and populism and there’s a growing perception that the US isn’t as engaged as a steward for human rights as it once was,” says Cooley.
Mountains: Once a Place of Fear, Now a Beacon of Unity
Much of the fighting that took place during the Bosnian war of the 1990s occurred in the country’s mountains, hills, and countryside. Now, BiH is re-establishing itself as a hub for outdoor and adventure tourism.
Klima Bez Dima Multimedia Contest
The Klima Bez Dima initiative invites youth from across Bosnia and Herzegovina to submit creative multimedia content that tackles topics related to smoking in BiH and it impacts and/or promotes the benefits of a smoke-free environment.