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.
Concerning that after a white supremacist killed worshippers at two New Zealand mosques, the number of anti-Muslim hate crimes reported in the UK has increased by 593%. We must reaffirm our commitment to stand up to hatred & not allow such prejudice to flourish in our communities
On this holy day of Friday for Muslims across the world, we join those in New Zealand who have observed the Muslim call to prayer and two minutes of silence in Christchurch's Hagley Park, one week after the terror attacks that killed 50 people at two mosques.
Radovan Karadžić has been sentenced to life, but @suboticjelena draws attention to his cruel legacy which lives on in the Balkans through politicians who deny genocide and refuse to accept the truth about the crimes for which he was convicted. https://t.co/ZStyIvaBb4
Excellent inaugural meeting of our newest board in the East Midlands. Thank you to all who attended this evening to plan so many exciting activities for this year's Srebrenica Memorial Week.