We interview Florence Hartmann, who was a journalist in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s working for Le Monde and later became the official spokesperson for the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).
On 6th April 1993, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 819, declaring that Srebrenica and a 30 square mile area around the town was a United Nations Safe Area. The UN promised the people of Srebrenica safety and security. Their promises fell through as genocide began.
At 4.15pm on 11th July 1995, General Mladić and the Serbian army entered Srebrenica to claim the town for Bosnian Serbs. Fifteen minutes later, with 5,000 refugees inside the enclave, Dutchbat troops claimed their base was full. As Mladić and his troops descended upon the town, 20,000 people sought refuge in nearby factories and fields […]
It is said that there are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. For some women in Bosnia, the stages are on loop. For every time a woman thinks she has buried the remains of her husband or her son, another piece of him resurfaces, and she must re-live the anguish all over again.
The Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra performed in Doha this week. Founded in 1923, it is one of the oldest cultural institutions in Bosnia, and remarkably managed to perform more than 100 concerts during the siege, despite heavy shelling & sniper attacks https://t.co/IETGAUiO1a.
In the lead up to the holidays, we are suggesting books for people looking for something Bosnia related to read over the Christmas period. For younger children, Tusk Tusk is a first lesson in tolerance and understanding. A fantastic picture book.
Every day this week, we will be suggesting books for people looking for something Bosnia-related to read over the Christmas period. Next is Bosnia: A Short History - a brilliant work of history which set the terrible war in the Balkans in its full historical and political context
'The world will judge their claim of no genocide with evidence. A thief never admits he is a thief, but justice can be delivered through evidence'. Chair of the Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights hits back at claims by Aung San Suu Kyi https://t.co/AVU6agztn8.
In the lead up to the holidays, we are suggesting books for people looking for something Bosnia related to read over the Christmas period. A moving depiction of life and death during the siege of Sarajevo.