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Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka EDITOR IN CHIEF
Lea Berriault-Jauvin
Lea Berriault Managing Editor
Bosnia and Herzegovina

The wave of anti-vaccination superstitions reaches Bosnia

Anti-vaccination movements, lead by obscure “health gurus”, are increasinly visible in the Balkans. Some online media lend a helpful hand by spreading false information in exchange for precious "clicks and likes”.
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
15 Dec 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina

The prison that wouldn't open

The cornerstone for the future state penitentiary facility in BiH was laid in 2006 but the building, announced to be the “safest prison in the region”, is still not operational.
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
12 Dec 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina

The triple marginalization of disabled women in Bosnia

In Bosnia, disabilities caused by wartime injuries are more respected than the so-called “civilian” ones. Since most of war veterans are men, disabled women face discrimination by default.
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
6 Dec 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Four men and a piece of red tape -- the tragicomedy of Bosnian construction

Public officials in BiH are notoriously bad at keeping their promises when it comes to building public infrastructure. When something does get done -- no matter how unimpressive -- they dive in for a photo-op, often with hilarious results.
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
27 Nov 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sanctions for the energy sector once again looming over Bosnia and Herzegovina 

B&H is already the first country that was sanctioned by the Energy Community. Now it is about to be rebuked for a third time.
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
20 Nov 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina

BiH's weak commitment to educating the disabled

At the beginning of 2018, parents and their disabled children may witness history repeat itself. Will they have nowhere to go and no one to turn to once again?
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
13 Nov 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina

When villains become heroes 

Promoting WWII Nazi collaborators as “national heroes” is endemic in all of the former-Yugoslavia states. Their watered-down biographies replace the term “collaborationist” with “controversial” and/or “anticommunist”.
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
6 Nov 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Waiting for Godot -- BiH's clogged reform pipeline

A year and a half has passed, since Fadil Novalić, the Prime Minister of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) laid out an ambitious one-year plan for economic reforms.Today, most of it is still only on paper.
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
30 Oct 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Media games -- when politicians run their own portals

The void in regulations of the media ownership matters in Bosnia and Herzegovina has made it possible for the political parties to create a number of party “bulletin boards” masked as online news media.   
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
23 Oct 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Why is BiH arriving late to the Balkan Transport Community?

BiH is a country with 14 parliaments and governments that operate on five different administrative levels. The matter of joining the TC has turned into a dispute between the state and one of the entities.
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
17 Oct 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina stuck in the door of the European Union

After a few years of unsubstantiated praise, forced optimism and pep-talks from the EU, the term "stalemate" is making a comeback in the discourse on BiH-EU relations, to the little surprise of anyone who has been watching closely. 
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
11 Oct 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina

You can tell a lot about a democracy by the state of its public broadcasting

Living in Serbia in the 90s, you were surrounded by poisonous wartime propaganda... Twenty years later, in neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina, watching one of the public broadcasters feels frightfully familiar. 
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2 Oct 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina

These parents of disabled children are  unstoppable

When an educational program for disabled kids is rolled back, their parents take a stand. "Our son is now talking ... For us, this is invaluable progress. Equally, each day he misses out on his education is an irreplaceable loss."
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
28 Sep 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina
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