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.
Folks, here's the latest version of our open letter re: the @SNSDDodik regime's revisionist #Srebrenica genocide commission, w/ several new signatories. Thank you to all the colleagues who've supported this initiative. We need you to defend the truth. https://t.co/DED1l0q727
Great to hear that Oxford City Council has become the third council in the UK to adopt a definition of Islamophobia approved by politicians - let's continue to stand up to hatred and intolerance https://t.co/yXlUTFLrLF
"By understanding people's different life experiences we can develop a greater appreciation for valuing each other". Rwandan genocide survivor, Eugenie Mukeshimana, speaks at Niskayuna High School to educate students about the consequences of hatred https://t.co/yCz9Mrpd8Y
The founder of Nigel Farage's new Brexit Party has a history of anti-Muslim comments & written about "Mongoloid eyes" & "white girls mixed with demented older black men". Such attitudes are not only abhorrent, but incredibly dangerous https://t.co/LyLd04EP2R