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What is Happenning in Istanbul?

Originally posted on İnsanlık Hali:
To my friends who live outside of Turkey: I am writing to let you know what is going on in Istanbul for the last five days. I personally have to write this because at the time of my writing most of the media sources are shut down by the…

Who has a courage to walk the line?

The first Belgrade Pride was finally held yesterday. Whether we can call it successful or not, is the question that waits for an answer. More than 1000 participants of the march walked through downtown streets of Belgrade to the Student Cultural Center while 5600 police officers tried to prevent 6000 aggressive hooligans from reaching nearby … Continue reading

the Art of defending the fatherland

On 3th March in Belgrade died Momčilo Momo Kapor famous Serbian writer, painter and a journalist. He was known as a “writer in jeans” and creator of urban Serbian literature. He was also known as a war reporter for famous Belgrade daily Politika during the 90’s and a hard core nationalist very active during and … Continue reading

Banned promotion

On Saturday 27 February, Serbian police detained president of the local community Crvenka because he tried to organize unannounced promotion of Ljiljana Bulatović’s book, which we mentioned in one of earlier posts. As Belgrade’s B 92 reports, president of the local community Crvenka, Radonjić Hercen, was detained for more than three hours and as a … Continue reading

Bosna srebrena

Dokumentary movie “Bosna srebrena  – marš smrti I slobode” is shown on TV B92 on the 2nd February. The author of the movie is Petar Ilić, director of photography Zlatko Milutinović and film editor Aleksandra Milovanović. Duration of the movie is 50:14 minutes. The movie was mainly made during the march from Nezuk to Potočari … Continue reading

Statehood and Army day

Serbia is celebrating Statehood and Army day. Today’s celebrations mark two dates and events from the past. One of them is 15. February in 1804 when the uprising against the Turks, led by Djordje Petrović Karadjordje, began in Orašaca and the other one is the same 15. February but in 1835 when country’s Constitution was … Continue reading

It must be said clearly

It has been a month since President Boris Tadić proposed that Serbian parliament adopt a resolution condemning the genocide in Srebrenica. In order to avoid, as it was explained to the Serbian public, that parliament allocate “collective guilt” Tadić also supported the idea of a separate resolution condemning war crimes committed against Serbs. In the … Continue reading

Russian award for crimes and /or a book

The biggest events in Serbia during last week were the election and the official act of enthroning of the new Serbian patriarch Irinej. However, my intention was attracted to one, at least in Serbian media, underrepresented although very important news. On 19 January, “The Union of Russian Writers” awarded Ljiljana Bulatović for her book “Report … Continue reading

Thinking about resolutions …

After he visited Banja Luka, on the occasion of 18th birthday of Republika Srpska, where he called on reconciliation among nations of the whole region, Serbian President Boris Tadić decided to urge the Serbian parliament to pass a resolution on Srebrenica. This idea about resolution on Srebrenica was comfortably situated in the same statement as … Continue reading

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