Osijek | Drago Hedl | 18 April 2014

Croatia's new Criminal Code establishes the offence of "humiliation", a barrier to freedom of expression that has already claimed its first victim among journalists – Slavica Lukić, of newspaper Jutarnji list

From Donetsk to Lviv
Romania, the EU orphans
Scrutinizing Euroscepticism
“Sins and Innocents”, by Burhan Sönmez
From Donetsk to Lviv ita

A journey through the Ukraine, from Donetsk, on the border with Russia, to Lviv, near Poland. Two cities, two souls of a same, divided country

Sarajevo, il BBI (Foto M. Fontasch)
Andrea De Noni   |  Sarajevo
16 April 2014

The Bosnian capital has a new shopping centre, the “Sarajevo City Center”. It is the fourth within a radius of a kilometre, in a country where the population is increasingly poor. But the city loves its malls

Croatia's new Criminal Code establishes the offence of "humiliation", a barrier to freedom of expression that has already claimed its first victim among journalists – Slavica Lukić, of newspaper Jutarnji list

New Bulgarian Media Group Holding (NBMG), solely owned by Irena Krasteva, raised eyebrows in the country on April 11th as it announced that it was selling the holding's print publications to Irish company Media Maker...

The Central European Initiative (CEI) and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), in special partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), have opened the Call for Applications 2014 of the C...

14 April 2014

The EU should devise a robust media broadcasting strategy aimed at promoting freedom of expression, media pluralism and strengthening democracy and human rights within its foreign policy, says Parliament in a recommendation adopted last Wednesday

8 April 2014

In Greece, European and local elections will be held together. Many voters are undecided and, according to polls, the new political formation To Potami (The River) is on the rise

From America to Armenia, aboard the Sobieski in 1949
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Postcards, dinners, group photos. The journey of American-Armenian repatriates aboard the Sobieski in 1949. Images courtesy of Crosby Phillian to accompany the article on the American-Armenian experience in War-Torn Naples by Hazel Antaramian Hofman
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The trailer of the European project "Saftey Net for European Journalists". Go to the on-line section
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The trailer of the European project "BeEU - 8 Media outlets for 1 Parliament". Go to the on-line section


13 January 2014

Animal species almost forgotten are a treasure for Serbian biodiversity. A Slow Food project is now struggling for their preservation

31 December 2013

At Divle, on the Anatolian plateau in Turkey, the traditional “tulum” cheese has for centuries been preserved in sheep and goat skins inside a deep cave at the edge of the village

Safety Net for European Journalists

A broad network of media partners in 11 European countries, will devote a year to studying the freedom of the press in Italy, South East Europe and Turkey.

BeEU - 8 Media outlets for 1 Parliament

BeEu is a way to approach the European elections, support them and understand the implications for the future of Europe.”


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Three cities of the Western Balkans that have in common an industrial past  and present.

Three cities that share the drama of high pollution and an incidence of tumors far above the average of the respective countries. Elbasan in Albania, Zenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and finally  Pančevo in Serbia: three feature stories and three photo galleries. A new dossier by OBC.

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

A collection of papers presented at the conference "Bad memories. Sites, symbols and narrations of wars in the Balkans", organised by Osservatorio Balcani in Rovereto, Trento, on 9 November 2007. The conference was part of a project devoted to Second World War memorial sites in former Yugoslavia, co-sponsored by the European Union and the Autonomous Province of Trento.

Organic agriculture in the Balkans is still in its early stages though it already acts as a fundamental stimulus to sustainable rural development in the region. Through a comparative analysis of organic farming in the countries of South East Europe the book provides original insights into the process of European Union integration

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Fondazione Opera Campana dei Caduti Forum Trentino per la Pace e i Diritti Umani Provincia autonoma di Trento Comune di Rovereto