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Bosnians Mourn Koricani Cliff Massacre Victims.

Hundreds of family members, survivors and activists on Monday commemorated the 200 Bosniak and Croat men killed by Bosnian Serbs at Koricani cliff on Mt Vlasic in 1992.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Famed Belgrade Coach Winning The Hearts of Bosnian Basketball Fans.

As Bosnia-Herzegovina's national basketball squad prepares to play Armenia in a game that could land it in the 2019 FIBA World Cup, fans are counting on a Yugoslav throwback to pull them through.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Bulgarian Film Won an International Prize at Sarajevo Film Festival.

The new film directed by Stefan Komandarev "Directions" won its first international prize at the Sarajevo Film Festivalon 18th of August. It won the Jury Special Prize for the entire cast of the film for outstanding artistic achievement. Irini Jambonas and Assen Blatechki received the award on behalf of all the actors, ...

- Novinite - BG

Georgian Film Wins Top Award In Sarajevo.

A Georgian film about a woman struggling to reconcile family life and her passion for writing was awarded the prize for best feature film at the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Georgian Film About Struggling Writer Wins Top Award In Sarajevo.

A Georgian film about a woman struggling to reconcile family life and her passion for writing was awarded the prize for best feature film at the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Bosnian Serb Ex-Soldier Charged with Torture, Rape.

Former Bosnian Serb Army serviceman Vuk Ratkovic was accused of torturing, abusing, raping and beating a victim on several occasions in the Visegrad area from 1992 to 1993.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Dealing With the Past: Sarajevo Film Festival Addresses Balkan Wars.

Two decades after the bloody Balkan wars, reconciliation in the region can still be hard to come by. The Sarajevo Film Festival is trying to do its part with Dealing with the Past, a program launched last year that comprises a festival sidebar of films dealing with the wars and their aftermath and an industry...

- Variety - US

A Conversation on Widowhood.

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 12:00PM to 1:00PMBrooklyn, NYUnited StatesAmy Toensing, Jordan RothPhotojournalist, Amy Toensing and deputy director of photography at National Geographic Whitney Johnson will discuss the project the project, A World of Widows, that documents the status of widows in Uganda, Bosnia, and India. ...

- Pulitzer Center - US

British actor John Cleese receives career award at Sarajevo Film Festival.

- British actor and comedian John Cleese received the honorary lifetime achievement award at the Sarajevo Film Festival on Wednesday in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

- Reuters - US

Georgian film wins top Sarajevo film fest award, Cleese and Stone honored.

SARAJEVO - A Georgian film about a woman struggling to reconcile family life and her passion for writing has been chosen as the best movie at the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival.

- Reuters - US

Bosnian Serb Policemen's War Crimes Convictions Upheld.

Three Bosnian Serb ex-policemen were sentenced to a total of 23 years in prison for crimes against humanity in Bileca, while an ex-soldier was jailed for 14 years for the murders of Bosniaks in Bihac.

- Balkan Insight - UK

In Sarajevo, John Cleese Ponders Meaning Of Comedy

Comedy is "essentially critical," says Monty Python legend John Cleese as he wows the crowds after scooping the lifetime achievement award at the Sarajevo Film Festival.

- Radio Free Europe - US

British actor John Cleese receives career award at Sarajevo Film Festival

British actor and comedian John Cleese received the honorary lifetime achievement award at the Sarajevo Film Festival on Wednesday in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina

- The Daily Star - LB

Bosnia's Sordid Independence

Alexander Clapp Security, Europe The Dayton system punishes electoral moderation, erodes political accountability and all but rewards extremism—and it has been churning for a generation now. ONE LAST vestige remains of the post–World War I stipulation that put Southern Slavs of three major faiths—Catholicism, ...

- The National Interest - US

Supernatural Crime Thriller Project Wins HBO Europe Award at Midpoint TV Launch Program

The Sarajevo Film Festival is proving fertile ground for TV projects thanks to the Midpoint TV Launch international script and development program, which on Wednesday culminated with the HBO Europe Award for “The Midnight Shift,” a supernatural crime thriller project. The Midpoint TV Launch program began in ...

- Variety - US

Court Rejects Bosnian Serb Claim to Army Facilities

The Constitutional Court ruled that military facilities in the country's Serb-dominated entity are owned by the state - a decision which could help Bosnia move towards membership of NATO.

- Balkan Insight - UK

John Cleese says comedians needed more than ever

SARAJEVO, Aug 17 — Monty Python star John Cleese said yeterday that the need for comedy was greater than ever, as he accepted the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo' award at the Bosnian capital's film festival. The 77-year-old British actor...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Europe facing 'explosive cocktail' in its backyard, report warns

"Europe is possibly facing an explosive cocktail of political and financial meddling in its backyard," warns a new report on Geo-economic Implications of China's New Silk Road by the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies. It recommends that the EU increases influence over its neighbourhood, particularly mentioning Serbia, ...

- EU Observer - EU

Vucic to visit Bosnia-Herzegovina on September 7 and 8

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic will travel to Bosnia-Herzegovina on September 7 and 8 for an official visit. The chair of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Dragan Covic, announced this on Wednesday.

- B92 - SK

'Men Don't Cry': Revealing Balkan Veterans' Emotions

A new feature film made by a Bosnian war veteran dramatically explores the minds of men who fought in the 1990s and how it affected them psychologically and emotionally.

- Balkan Insight - UK

British Comedian John Cleese To Receive Bosnian Film Festival Award

British comedy star John Cleese is due to receive an honorary lifetime achievement award at the Sarajevo Film Festival in recognition of his lifetime contribution to cinema, the organizers said.

- Radio Free Europe - US

US envoy 'promised Milosevic US would not recognize Kosovo'

Ivica Dacic seems to be in charge of making waves these days - after the Kosovo "delimitation" proposal, he has spoken about "Holbrooke's Kosovo letter." The Serbian foreign minister and first deputy prime minister spoke for the tabloid Srpski Telegraf, to recall that no state body in the country is in possession of the ...

- B92 - SK

Bosnia-Born American Sues US over Travel Ban

A Bosnian-American is suing the US government after he was placed on the 'no-fly list', which prevents him from doing his job and from visiting his family in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Police Protect Bosnian Judicial Official After Threats

The vice president of Bosnia and Herzegovina's High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council, Ruzica Jukic, has been granted police protection after receiving death threats on Facebook.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Serb children and teens gunned down in Kosovo remembered

True reconciliation and a future in the European family can happen only when killers and criminals are no longer celebrated as "national heroes" in Kosovo. First Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said this on Sunday, during the marking of the anniversary of the 2003 crime committed in the enclave of Gorazdevac in ...

- B92 - SK

'Kosovo won't join UNESCO; they haven't even reapplied'

First Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic assessed on Sunday that Kosovo would not succeed in joining UNESCO. Speaking during the marking of the anniversary of the Gorazdevac crime, Dacic said that Pristina has not filed a new request for membership.

- B92 - SK

How a Bosnian Boy Survived a Firing Squad

Jasmin Causevic was 13 when he found himself in front of a Bosnian Serb firing squad - and despite being seriously wounded, he survived by hiding out in a basement for days.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Russia: New Legislation Attacks Internet Anonymity

Expand A photo illustration interweaving the Russian flag with the Facebook and Twitter logos taken in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 22, 2015. Russia's media watchdog has warned that Google, Twitter and Facebook could be blocked if they do not comply with Russian Internet laws. © 2015 Reuters   – Two ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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