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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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Melania Trump Returns Gloriously to Her Homeland, Now as a Meme

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 19:22:30 +0000

During the U.S. presidential campaign, Slovenians didn't show much interest in Mrs. Trump. That changed, however, after Donald Trump's surprising victory in the Electoral College

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The First Non-US Animated Short to Win an Oscar Was Made by a Director From Croatia

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 07:19:38 +0000

With Academy Award nominations around the corner, learn about the director from Croatia who won the Oscar in 1961 for Best Animated Short Film.

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Ex-Yugoslavs Mourn Vesna Vulović, Flight Attendant Who Survived Highest Ever Fall Without a Parachute

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 17:08:50 +0000

"Vesna Vulović survived a fall from 10,000 meters, but could not survive the year of 2016. :("

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When They Censored Messaging Apps on Election Day, Montenegrin Regulators ‘Acted Legally’

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 17:55:50 +0000

Political oppositionists and prominent members of the country's civil society say the government's crackdown on social media harmed Montenegro's freedom of expression at a time when it was most needed.

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A Decades-Long ‘Conversation’ Between Yugoslav and Polish Rockers

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:05:42 +0000

Rock music available online shows how a peculiar bridge, bringing the people of former Yugoslavia and Poland closer together, developed over the last four decades.

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WhatsApp and Viber Blocked on Election Day in Montenegro

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:01:38 +0000

Parliamentary elections in Montenegro had been marred with allegations of irregularities, reported via social networks, and a temporary ban on use of Viber, WhatsApp and similar messaging apps.

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Yugoslav Comic ‘Dikan’ Is Back to Remind Us We're All Descendants of Migrants in Some Way or Another

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 15:52:48 +0000

"Finally, we, the Early Slavs, have inhabited the Internet, too. We bid you a warm welcome and pleasant stay."

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Remembering the Yugoslav Anti-War Movement of the Early 1990s

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 07:23:56 +0000

Internet users in the former Yugoslavia have decided to break with political elites' divisive rhetoric, and remember the region's proud, albeit unsuccessful, attempts to stop the wars of the 1990s.

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The Oil Spill in the Adriatic Sea Is a Sneak Peek at Looming Natural Disasters

Wed, 18 May 2016 16:02:59 +0000

A malfunction at an oil refinery caused an oil spill in the Adriatic Sea off the coast in Croatia last week, wreaking havoc on the local environment and spreading panic.

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When Elections Are a Joke, the People Tell Election Jokes

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 21:36:42 +0000

Election fraud and other misdeeds have been a widespread problem in the Balkans. As the saying goes, 'If I didn't laugh, I'd cry.'

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Online Documentary Preserves Oral History Surrounding 1950s Yugoslav Anti-Veil Law

Sat, 20 Feb 2016 16:45:49 +0000

The law was adopted "... to achieve the goal of removing the century-old sign of subjugation and backwardness of of Muslim women..."

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Twitter-Based Doodling Community Inspires Creativity Across Eastern and Central Europe

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:03:00 +0000

Dozens of artists and amateurs take part in a Twitter-based drawing initiative every week with the aim of bringing more fun and art to the Internet.

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Why Montenegro's Opposition Leaders Want to Topple the Government

Sun, 01 Nov 2015 19:56:03 +0000

Many international news outlets have chalked Montenegrin people's dissatisfaction with their government up to "Serb nationalist" or "pro-Russian" waves within Montenegrin society. That's not the full story.

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HRW Research Finds Media Freedom in Western Balkans Under Serious Threat

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 20:11:14 +0000

After almost a year of research in the region and in-depth interviews with over 80 journalists, editors, and independent media owners, Human Rights Watch released a report in July 2015 stating that media freedom in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia are under threat. The report's findings include impunity and lack...