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Contrary to Social Media Claims, Serbia's President Has Not Named a Street After War Criminal Ratko Mladić

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:33:18 +0000

Social media users falsely blame Serbian President Vučić for renaming a street after the war criminal from the Bosnian War, using his footage from a 2007 radical party protest.

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Serbian Journalists Call on Citizens to Support a Media Freedom Campaign

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:47:17 +0000

Journalists and activists lead by the group ‘For Media Freedom’ took to the streets of five Serbian cities to pledge support from citizens for demands presented to the government.

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In Macedonia and Serbia, Right-Wing Politicians Make Their Followers Swoon—Literally

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:21:15 +0000

Both Serbian President Vučić of Serbia and former Macedonian Prime Minister Gruevski have tried to spin incidents, in which attendees to their public appearances fainted, in their favor.

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Serbian Artists Arrested Following Anti-Authoritarianism Art Museum Protest

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:47:00 +0000

Activists were arrested for 'insulting' Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić during the re-opening of a modern art museum in Belgrade.

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Balkan Pride Parades Highlight Growing Support for LGBT Rights (and Politicians Are Taking Notice)

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:51:00 +0000

Serbia's openly gay prime minister became the 'first head of government to attend a Balkan Pride event.' Cynics see her appointment, however, as a move to impress the European Union.

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Comical Unintended Consequences of Turkish President Erdogan's State Visit to Serbia

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:25:59 +0000

The warm welcome of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan by Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić during a state visit this week incited many satirical comments on nationalism and media freedoms.

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Serbian Groups Stage Blackout to Protest Media Intimidation By Tax Authority

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 13:14:42 +0000

The shuttering of a Serbian newspaper led to physical protest and an online blackout with 150 participating websites.

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Diplomatic Row Between Serbia and Macedonia Thwarted, No War in Sight

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 20:36:51 +0000

As diplomatic tensions between Serbia and Macedonia defuse, citizens reaffirm their common goal to live normal lives without threats of war.

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Serbia and Macedonia at War? The Headlines Say So, But Citizens Disagree

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:39:22 +0000

While Serbian politicians and pro-government media step up war-mongering rhetoric against Macedonia, the common citizens on both sides of the border refuse to get drawn into the fray.

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Secular Voices in the Balkan States Oppose Religious Education in Public Schools

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 23:38:54 +0000

“Why do they call it ‘religious science’ when it’s not a science, but a subject about beliefs. So it needs to be called ‘religious beliefs’.”

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ISIS Attempts to Exploit Balkan War Wounds With Localized Propaganda

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:42:54 +0000

The region has a painful legacy of war that has divided people along ethnic and religious lines.

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Three Decades and Several Films Later, a Creative Translation of ‘Alien’ Endures in the Balkans

Tue, 16 May 2017 04:12:23 +0000

"Then there's Alien or Osmi Putnik which literally translates to "The Eighth Passenger". What was the sequel translated as? More Passengers?"

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Controversial ‘Crashing Airplane’ Advertisement Stirs Serbian Presidential Elections Debate

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:55:43 +0000

"No one in political history has released a [campaign ad] showing he's ready to take citizens to their deaths if they don't do his bidding."

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Belgrade Mayor’s Ex-Wife Reignites Political Scandal With Bombshell Interview

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:35:46 +0000

The ex-wife of Belgrade's mayor gave a bombshell interview this week, making waves across Serbia, implicating her former husband in a political firestorm.

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A Three-Minute Online Video Explains the Essence of Balkan Nationalisms

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 18:28:35 +0000

"Every country in the Balkans believes that it should be bigger than it is."

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