Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

In Death, at Least, Bosnia’s Dividing Lines Blur

When a 1995 peace deal ended the Bosnian war with a complicated system of ethnic division and power balancing, reports emerged of mainly ethnic Serbs exhuming their loved ones from graves on territory left under the control of Bosniaks and Croats, particularly suburbs of the capital, Sarajevo.

Bosnian Court Increases Sentence for Bosanski Brod Crimes

The Appeals Chamber of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina has increased the prison sentence handed down against Alminko Islamovic to three years from 14 months for the inhumane treatment of Serb civilians and for depriving them of their property in the northern Bosanski Brod area during the 1992-95 war.

Lessons From the Autopsy of a Devoured Slav Shepherd

"When every village has internet, TV, and every child listens to popular music, I think that this old world is vanishing," Kalezic-Radonjic told BIRN.

Turkish director wins Heart of Sarajevo award

Turkey's Emin Alper won the Heart of Sarajevo award on Aug. 22 for best director at the 25th Sarajevo Film Festival in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Survivors, Relatives to Mark Notorious Bosnia Massacre Anniversary

Family members and representatives of the Association of Detainees in Bosnia and Herzegovina will mark the 27th anniversary on Wednesday of the murder of some 200 unarmed Bosniak and Croat men by Bosnian Serb police at Mount Vlasic in the first few months of the country's 1992-95 war.

Witness Denies Serbian SDB Behind Rebel Camp in Croatia

A defence witness in the war crimes retrial of former Serbian state security officials Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic said on Tuesday that the State Security Service, SDB, that they led was not involved in establishing a training camp in a Serb breakaway statelet in Croatia in 1991.

Bosnian Presidency Fails to Break NATO, Govt Deadlock

Bosniak Sefik Dzaferovic (R) and Croat Zeljko Komsic (2-R), members of the presidency. EPA-EFE/FEHIM DEMIR

The presidency - comprising a Bosniak, Serb and Croat - was unable to agree the agenda for Tuesday's session and so postponed the meeting and a decision on appointing a prime minister, or the chair of the Council of Ministers.

Big investments afoot in malls

Greece has among the smallest densities of shopping malls in Europe, with 57 square meters per 1,000 inhabitants, just 6.7 percent that of first-place Norway (857 sq.m.) and less than fellow Balkan countries Bosnia-Herzegovina (98 sq.m.) and Serbia (88 sq.m.).

Book Pays Tribute to Bosnia’s Activist Heroes

Catibusic said stories about people like those described in the book are rarely presented in the media, which might be one reason why so many people believe the youth of Bosnia just want to leave, without even trying to make things better first.

Data Leaks and Ship Tracking: BIRN’s 10th Summer School Begins

The 10th edition of the BIRN Summer School of Investigative Journalism kicked off on Monday in the Montenegrin coastal town of Herceg Novi.

The weeklong summer school brings together journalists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and the United States.

25th Sarajevo Film Festival gets underway

The 25th Sarajevo Film Festival kicked off on Aug. 16 in Bosnia and Herzegovina's capital with a traditional red carpet walk.