23 November 2015

Arrested at the end of August and charged with “engagement in terrorist activities”, the journalist Mohammed Rasool is still detained in Turkey. A warning for journalism and foreign media outlets

Sarajevo (Photo Marco Fieber, Flickr)
Cenzolovka, in memory of Slavko Ćuruvija
Refugees: The Balkan Route
Dayton, 20 years ita

Bosnia Herzegovina and the challenges ahead, twenty years after the signing of the the Dayton Peace Agreement. Interview with the Italian Ambassador in Sarajevo, Ruggero Corrias

Dawn of a new country (Photo Venet Osmani, Flickr)
Andrea Lorenzo Capussela 
18 November 2015

The Kosovo Constitutional Court has suspended the Pristina-Belgrade agreement on Serb-majority municipalities. It is a political move, breaching the very Constitution the Court should protect

Tbilisi (Foto neiljs, Flickr)
Onnik Krikorian*   |  Tbilisi
16 November 2015

Up to 100 Georgian citizens, mostly from the Pankisi Valley, have allegedly left their homes to join the Islamic State in Syria. With no effective counter-radicalisation policies, the situation could become even worse


On November 21st, as a side event of the international conference Transeuropa organized by Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso, a working meeting was held with ECPMF media partners. Some pictures of the meeting

23 November 2015

Arrested at the end of August and charged with “engagement in terrorist activities”, the journalist Mohammed Rasool is still detained in Turkey. A warning for journalism and foreign media outlets

10 November 2015

The Slavko Ćuruvija Foundation was established in November 2013 in Belgrade with the aim to preserve the heritage of the journalist murdered in 1999, and advance media freedom in Serbia. OBC interviews its executive director Ilir Gaši

Belgrade, town of two rivers
gallery iconBelgrade, town of two rivers ita
The avant-garde scene of the Belgrade youth, at the crossroads between past and future. By Filippo Bardazzi and Laura Chiaroni, co-published with Rassegna Est
Inside Tbilisi’s Biker Bar  ita
A hot summer’s night in Tbilisi and the roar of motorcycles fills the air at the very end of a sidestreet running adjacent to the city’s Opera House.
Arzu Geybullayeva, freelance journalist
Freelance journalist Arzu Geybullayeva, intervied during the OSCE conference #FEMJournosafe, talks about the online threats she received


27 October 2015

The flow of migrants and refugees along the Balkan trail is turning into a humanitarian crisis, with no recognition of the needs of vulnerable categories. Reports of violence by the Bulgarian police

20 October 2015

After years of mistrust, thanks to massive international support and political changes, Georgian agriculture has learned that unity makes for strength

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Thousands of refugees and asylum-seekers fleeing war and persecutions, are making a dangerous journey across the Balkans to enter the European Union. A Dossier

In the spring of 1930, the Russian poet Osip Mandel'štam set out on a long journey with his wife Nadežda in the Caucasus, the last one before being comdemned to confinement and later death in a Siberian concentration camp. The travel of the two writers, their life and poetry, are the subject of Osservatorio's new documentary project. The multimedia

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