‘Pimping’ girls: Vučić ally and MP investigated for sexual exploitation 

CN: this article contains brief discussion of sexual exploitation REPORT As another scandal strikes Serbian politics, this time it is former mayor and sitting member of the National Assembly, Dragan Marković, whose name is on everyone's lips for all the wrong reasons. The MP and city council president of Jagodina now faces a formal investigation … Continue reading ‘Pimping’ girls: Vučić ally and MP investigated for sexual exploitation 

Greek ethnic nationalism and the Yugoslav Wars: an interview with award-winning journalist and author, Takis Michas

PODCAST CN: this podcast episode contains discussion of genocide and xenophobia Before 8,372 Muslim men and boys were murdered in the Srebrenica genocide of July 1995, it was the blue-white Hellenic flag that was raised alongside the Serbian ensign in the defeated Muslim enclave. No Greek writer has done more to uncover the dark and … Continue reading Greek ethnic nationalism and the Yugoslav Wars: an interview with award-winning journalist and author, Takis Michas

Telegram revenge porn scandal: police investigate as more than 50 000 men share explicit content of women and underaged girls

CN: this article contains discussion of rape, child pornography and revenge porn REPORT The Serbian Ministry of Internal Affairs is currently investigating a case of mass revenge porn that has shaken Serbia and the surrounding Balkan region over the past few days. There is now increasing evidence to suggest that thousands of men have collaborated … Continue reading Telegram revenge porn scandal: police investigate as more than 50 000 men share explicit content of women and underaged girls

Chetnik collaboration and acts of genocide in the former Yugoslavia: an interview with Balkans scholar, Stevan Bozanich

CN: this article contains discussion of genocide INTERVIEW Stevan Bozanich is a PhD candidate at Simon Fraser University (British Columbia). His research focuses on, among other things, paramilitary violence and far-right nationalism in the former Yugoslavia. Bozanich's wide range of published works range from the sculpture of nationalism in fin-de-siècle Balkans, to debunking Kaplan and … Continue reading Chetnik collaboration and acts of genocide in the former Yugoslavia: an interview with Balkans scholar, Stevan Bozanich

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