The social construction of “Turks” in Bosnia, and the Srebrenica genocide: an interview with Emir Suljagić

INTERVIEW Emir Suljagić is a Bosnian journalist, politician and scholar. In 1992, at aged 17, he fled the ethnic cleansing of the Drina valley to the last remaining Bosniak (Muslim) enclave, in the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica. Emir survived the genocide of 8,372 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica, thanks to his employment as … Continue reading The social construction of “Turks” in Bosnia, and the Srebrenica genocide: an interview with Emir Suljagić

Why integrated education should be non-negotiable in Northern Ireland

OPINION How to bring together a community divided by civil war is a long, arduous and difficult process with no clear blueprint or one-size-fits-all remedy. However, there are certain policies a government can take that would be conducive to reconciling one section of its society with another. One such measure that seems blindingly obvious to me … Continue reading Why integrated education should be non-negotiable in Northern Ireland

Examining the oppression of Polish socialism offers answers to Poland’s socio-economic woes

OPINION Socialism and the struggle for self-determination in Poland always went hand in hand. However, every time the country regained its autonomy it ended up rejecting democratic and egalitarian ideals. This was the case after Poland gained its independence in 1918, following over a century of foreign rule. In the nineteenth century socialist activists, including Józef … Continue reading Examining the oppression of Polish socialism offers answers to Poland’s socio-economic woes

‘Nationalism goes hand in hand with patriarchy’: an interview with Nela Pamuković

VIDEO Nela Pamuković is the Co-Founder of the feminist, anti-militaristic non-governmental organisation, Centar Za Žene Žrtve Rata (Centre for Women War Victims) in Zagreb. The centre was founded in 1992, in response to the increasing violence against women during the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s. In our interview, Nela notes with a smile that the … Continue reading ‘Nationalism goes hand in hand with patriarchy’: an interview with Nela Pamuković

The eyes of history are watching: Politika News talks with the movement fighting for the Genocide Amendment ahead of the next parliamentary vote

VIDEO As Parliament prepares to vote on the latest version of the genocide amendment to the Trade Bill, one youth-led movement will be watching developments very closely. The genocide awareness group, Yet Again, has spent months campaigning for the amendment to be passed alongside Holocaust survivors and Uighur survivors of the concentration camps in China's … Continue reading The eyes of history are watching: Politika News talks with the movement fighting for the Genocide Amendment ahead of the next parliamentary vote

The Western romance with Alexei Navalny needs to stop

OPINION Alexei Navalny, a major voice of Russia’s opposition, has had quite the year. After being poisoned with novichok at the hands of the FSB in August 2020, he spent five months recuperating in Germany. Upon returning to Russia in January of this year, he was arrested at the airport, triggering widespread protests across the … Continue reading The Western romance with Alexei Navalny needs to stop

The Siege of Sarajevo 25 years on: Bosnia’s women need action, not words

OPINION Upon entry to the home I grew up in but was away from for years, I run to the hallway closet to check to see if they are still there. The “they” in this equation are the most perfect pair of high gloss, black patented heels. These were the heels my mother wore before … Continue reading The Siege of Sarajevo 25 years on: Bosnia’s women need action, not words

PiS’ proposed ‘free speech’ law: state hypocrisy and a radical right-wing agenda

OPINION Following the storming of the Capitol building in Washington, Twitter, followed by other social media outlets, took the decision to suspend Donald Trump’s accounts, sparking an international debate regarding freedom of speech. The Polish government gave its contribution to this debate in the form of its proposed social media ‘free speech’ law. The law … Continue reading PiS’ proposed ‘free speech’ law: state hypocrisy and a radical right-wing agenda

Interview: Polish feminist movement vows to enter Parliament and bring down far-right, Catholic government

VIDEO https://videopress.com/v/cSf9ioMN?posterUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fpolitikapolitika.files.wordpress.com%2F2021%2F02%2Fgals4gals-poster-image-2.png&preloadContent=auto As Poland's near total abortion ban now comes into effect, Politika News speaks with Wiktoria Sakowicz, a loyal activist of the rising feminist movement, Gals4Gals. Sakowicz explains why Polish women have never been more vulnerable and how the movement, responsible for the largest protests in the city of Lodz since 1981, is planning … Continue reading Interview: Polish feminist movement vows to enter Parliament and bring down far-right, Catholic government

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