A quarter of a century after the end of the war, Bosnia and Herzegovina is in a dangerous situation. The people who live there are worried. After all, more than 100,000 people were killed or disappeared in the 1992-1995 conflict. Among them were about 8,000 men and boys killed in the genocide after the fall of Srebrenica in July 1995.
Vucic and his followers have created a hostile environment for newsrooms and individuals who criticize the government. Journalists who are called traitors and foreign mercenaries by members of the regime say everything is "allowed". It reminds us of the atmosphere of lynching, which we'd naively believed had gone down in history.
Unidentified perpetrators spraypainted insults and defamatory messages on the entrance door of Women in Black's office in Belgrade on Sunday night - the latest in a series of graffiti attacks on the anti-war NGO's premises.
The doors of the building were sprayed with messages like "Whores in Black", "Ratko Mladic - Hero" and "[Women in Black head] Stasa [Zajovic] - Ustasa".
Former High Representative Valentin Inzko, who was the senior international official in Bosnia and Herzegovina, responsible for overseeing the continuing implementation of the peace deal that ended the 1992-95 war, said before his term in office ended in July this year that local authorities should remove such murals and graffiti from public spaces after he imposed legislation banning the glori
The Youth Initiative for Human Rights, a Belgrade-based NGO, filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Serbian Interior Ministry after it banned rights activists from organising a public gathering to paint over a mural of Bosnian Serb wartime general Ratko Mladic on the wall of a residential building in the capital.
A report analysing extremist content and hate speech on TikTok, published by the London-based Institute for Strategic Dialogue, warns that some content creators on the video-sharing platform have been using it to glorify war criminals, promote genocide and Holocaust denial, and spread racist and anti-Semitic ideas.