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.
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.
Amra Dautović came to the UK as a child refugee during the Bosnian War. Arriving to the country without speaking a word of English she now has a degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice, as well as a Masters degree in Forensic Psychology. Amra is now the Managing Director of the My Time Richmond Fellowship Division and has won several awards for her efforts and contribution to Mental Health work. Although she says her biggest achievement is her family, especially her two young children that she hopes to raise with knowledge and pride of their family heritage and origin. This is her story.
Al Jazeera Balkans has launched a new interactive website marking next year's 20th anniversary of the end of the siege of Sarajevo.
‘The Fog of Srebrenica’ is a new 60-minute film by Edinburgh-based film-maker Samir Mehanović. It portrays the long-term impact of the genocide through a series of interviews with men and women, whose lives were altered forever during those days. The film tells the story of the extraordinary men and women who survived the genocide and raises serious […]
Survivors of the Srebrenica genocide tell their story in a new documentary which gets its first-ever showing in Sarajevo on the day dedicated to remembering those who perished in the atrocity.
A group of London School of Economics (LSE) students took part in an educational visit to Srebrenica. Rahat Siddique, Nadia Raslan, Riz Nasrullah, Mustafaen Kamal and Anisa Ahmed travelled as part of our ‘Lessons from Srebrenica’ programme. Here, they document their thoughts on the experience.
'Following the award ceremony on December 10, the Swedish Academy will have secured for itself a new place in history: as an enabler of genocide denial'. https://t.co/G2PJmbdzW2
The solidarity displayed by journalists who've used #BosniaWarJournalists to highlight the truth of what happened is heartening to read. It serves as a powerful
antidote to counter the revisionism peddled by Handke & shows that such people will never succeed in rewriting history
Peter Handke who denied the genocide at Srebrenica will be honoured with the Nobel Prize in a few hours time. This is an insult to the victims & survivors who have endured so much pain & suffering. Let us be clear that today should be long remembered as a shameful day in history.
As part of #GenocidePreventionDay our partners @FoundIshami have created a powerful video featuring survivors who were persecuted because of their identities. Please watch and share to raise awareness & to ensure we learn the lessons of such atrocities https://t.co/cfOSbnPy5O.