Jovan Divjak was a Commander of the Territorial Defence in Sarajevo when the war in Bosnia began. In April 1992, he stayed in Sarajevo to be part of the multi-ethnic ABiH, defending the city and its civilians.
Nusreta Sivac was of 37 women taken to the infamous Omarska camp in Prijedor, and subjected to unimaginable sexual violence. Nusreta has bravely spoken out about her experience and encouraged others to do the same.
Predrag Pašić was an international footballer before the war. When Bosnian Serb forces surrounded Sarajevo, he had the choice to leave the besieged city. Instead, he chose to stay and to set up a football school for children of all faiths and ethnicities.
At the age of 15, 'Mirsada' was imprisoned in a rape camp as part of the campaign of 'ethnic cleansing' taking place across Bosnia. She has shown incredible courage to survive, raise a family and now tells us her story.
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.