Mladen Lakić

Mladen Lakić

Mladen Lakić is a Balkan Diskurs trained correspondent from East Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. He studied Journalism at the University of East Sarajevo. In addition to his journalistic endeavors, Mladen works as a human rights researcher and is also an activist.

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.
The Taboo of Abortion
“I feel that it was a mistake, but it was a mistake I had to make,” 25-year-old M.R. says about her abortion.
Staying Invisible to Keep the Peace: the LGBT Community in East Sarajevo
Behind the LGBT, LGBTIQ, LGBTIQA acronyms are real people, who often face serious discrimination problems. In East Sarajevo, these people work hard to stay under the radar to avoid prejudices and conflict.
Pale: Poor Urban Planning Presents Obstacles for Wheelchair Users
The urban infrastructure of Pale makes it difficult for wheelchair users to move freely across the town.
The Shame Surrounding Sex Education in BiH
Sex is everywhere you look, from fashion magazines to movies, but young people in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) still know very little about how to have a responsible sex life. Discussions on the topic still cause shame, discomfort, and embarrassment stemming from a sense of the subject’s ‘immorality.’
Victims of War are Becoming Invisible in Times of Peace
“I didn’t feel any support or empathy or hear someone say, ‘I’m sorry’. No! I heard many people say, ‘She got what she asked for.’ That hurts.”