Taylor McConnell completed an MSc in International Development at the University of Edinburgh in 2015. Originally from Central Pennsylvania, Taylor traveled through the Balkans and developed a keen interest in the post-war history of Bosnia, particularly in reconciling national identity, memory and development policy, leading him to move to Sarajevo in May 2015.
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 third issue of BalkanThemes explores the work of organizations promoting LGBT-friendly dialogue in the Balkans, the struggle of three LGBT individuals in a conservative society and the state of LGBT rights across the region of the former Yugoslavia.