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Stories about Kosovo

27 March 2014

‘NATO Air – Just Do It’ Meme Opens Old Wounds for Serbia and Kosovo

On the fifteenth anniversary of the NATO bombings of Yugoslavia, NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu retweeted a tweet by Kosovo Minister of European Integration Vlora Citaku, causing controversy and angering many.

11 February 2014

Prisoners Lists Stir Informbiro Memories in Former Yugoslav Republics

Publishing of the lists of Goli Otok prisoners, victims of 1949-56 communist purges, reignited dormant debates and opened some old wounds, throughout the former Yugoslav republics.

5 February 2014

Forget What You Know About Visiting Kosovo

Think that Kosovo is country still in tatters from its war-torn past and not ideal for a holiday? Think again.

23 December 2013

DIY Galaksija Computer, Bedrock of Serbia's IT Industry, Turns 30

Thirty years ago in Yugoslavia, young inventor Voja Antonić and his team created a personal computer that users could build at home, using tools and parts readily available in stores.

15 December 2012

“Kosovo 2.0 Talks Sex” Launch Party Cancelled Due to Attack

Kosovo 2.0 was planning to launch its new print issue at the "Kosovo 2.0 Talks Sex" event, on Dec. 14. However, shortly before the launch party started, a group of...

18 December 2010

Kosovo, Serbia: Kosovo's PM Accused of Human Organ Trade

Allegations of Kosovo leadership's wartime involvement in the trafficking of human organs were first made public in 2008 - and have re-surfaced now, in a report prepared by a Council...

30 November 2010

Central & Eastern Europe: Initial Reactions to WikiLeaks’ Cablegate

RuNet Echo

While other regions feature a lot more prominently in the collection of U.S. embassy cables published by WikiLeaks thus far, a few countries of the CEE region do appear in...

27 October 2010

Video: One Minute Jr video nominees for 2010 Awards

The nominees for each of the 3 categories in the One Minutes Jr project competition 2010 have been selected. In each of the categories of  (Self)-portrait, Inside-Out and One Minute...

25 July 2010

Serbia: ICJ Rules Kosovo’s Independence Legal

On July 22, the International Court of Justice ruled that the declaration of independence of Kosovo did not violate international law. Sinisa Boljanovic reviews Serbian bloggers' reactions to the ruling.

1 May 2010

The Balkans: Online Hit Song Highlights the Diaspora State of Mind

Jay Z & Alicia Keys get a Balkan rival singing about New York City, too.

4 April 2010

The Balkans: Similarities Between Facebook and Communist Party of Yugoslavia

Filip Stojanovski translates a list of of similarities between Facebook and the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (CPY).

28 October 2009

Hungary, Serbia: Tragedy At The Border

A group of 19 Kosovo Albanians tried to cross the Hungarian-Serbian river border illegally on Oct. 15; fifteen of them are now reported missing; three bodies have been found by...

26 March 2009

Serbia: Remembering NATO Bombing 10 Years Later

On March 24, 1999, NATO forces began attack on Serbia and Montenegro. The bombing went for 78 days. A few thousand people were killed, many buildings, bridges, railroads, roads and...

18 December 2008

Central & Eastern Europe: Trademark on ;-) and Other Internet News

Below is a selection of recent posts by bloggers from around Central and Eastern Europe on social networking, participatory media, online activism and other related issues.

10 December 2008

The Balkans: Human Rights and LGBT

Sinisa Boljanovic reviews the situation with gay rights in the former Yugoslav republics.

18 November 2008

Serbia: Does Barack Obama Mean Hospitality for the World?

Ljubisa Bojic reviews what Serbian bloggers think of Barack Obama's chances of changing the U.S. policy towards Serbia.

15 October 2008

The Balkans: Macedonia and Montenegro Recognize Kosovo

On Oct. 9, Montenegro and Macedonia recognized Kosovo's independence. One blogger noted that "coincidentally, this raises the number of countries recognizing to exactly 50." Below are a few more responses...

21 September 2008

Ukraine, EU: A Closer Relationship?

The EU's plan to finalize an Association Agreement with Ukraine in 2009 was made public at the EU-Ukraine Summit in Paris on Sept. 9. The media and bloggers greeted it...

15 September 2008

South Ossetia: A Photojournalist's Musings On the War

Firsthand reports from the conflict zone in the Caucasus continue to appear here and there in the Russophone blogosphere. On Sept. 8, one month since the beginning of the war...

28 August 2008

Georgia, Russia, Serbia: The Use (or Abuse) of Some Historical Facts?

Serbian bloggers follow closely the situation in the Caucasus region. Many of them compared and analyzed the Kosovo issue and the newest opportunities in South Ossetia. Some of them were...

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