Evil behind the curtain: Serbian actresses reveal they were raped and sexually assaulted by famous director

REPORT Image Credit: @mileena_radulovic (Instagram) While COVID-19 continues to dominate our lives, in Serbia, a new story of evil has gripped the public. A few weeks ago, well-known actress Milena Radulović revealed to Blic that her drama teacher and renowned Serbian director, Miroslav Mika Aleksić, raped her several times when she was 17. She was … Continue reading Evil behind the curtain: Serbian actresses reveal they were raped and sexually assaulted by famous director

Sinking beneath the poverty line: Serbia’s forgotten tragedy

REPORT Amid Covid-19’s cruel impact on human health and world economies, there is another crisis that has gone unspoken even though it remains a significant issue in countries like Serbia. People did lose their jobs due to the pandemic. But what is to be said about those who have already been struggling for years? What … Continue reading Sinking beneath the poverty line: Serbia’s forgotten tragedy

Serbia’s new cabinet: the gender balance does nothing to rectify existing problems

REPORT More than 100 days after the 2020 parliamentary and local elections, Serbia chose its new government. Statistically, there are more women as ministers than ever in the new government: some of the new ministers are completely new whilst others have merely changed department. According to Bloomberg, the new Serbian cabinet is now among the … Continue reading Serbia’s new cabinet: the gender balance does nothing to rectify existing problems

Social media and the government: the fight against fake news in Serbia

REPORT During the summer, Facebook arrived in Serbia. To help prevent the spreading of false information on their platform, they employed third-party fact-checkers. Journalists from Istinomer and Agence France Presse (Serbia) factcheck likely false content on Facebook on a daily basis to help fight increasing disinformation. Today, fake news is all over the internet – this … Continue reading Social media and the government: the fight against fake news in Serbia

Serbia: the air we breathe

REPORT The year 2020 has seen big changes to our lives. Face masks have been introduced into our everyday routine to prevent us from getting infected with COVID-19. Here in Serbia, we don’t like to wear them, mostly because temperatures are still warm and it's uncomfortable, especially when travelling on public transport. Serbian citizens, temporarily … Continue reading Serbia: the air we breathe

July demonstrations in Belgrade: people against the curfew and authorities

REPORT Featured image credit: Zoran Drekalović Thousands of people gathered in the centre of Belgrade, outside the National Assembly building, on July 7th to express their discontent with President Aleksandar Vučić’s announcement of another curfew for the residents of Belgrade due to an increase in coronavirus infections. The power of social media was extremely visible … Continue reading July demonstrations in Belgrade: people against the curfew and authorities