Gilda Lyghounis | 30 September 2015

5,500 refugees, mostly from Syria and Afghanistan, have reached the small Greek island of Tilos in two years

Refugees: The Balkan Route
ECPMF Conference 2015
Arzu Geybullayeva, freelance journalist
Inside Tbilisi’s Biker Bar 
Refugees: The Balkan Route ita

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

Filo spinato al confine serbo-ungherese - G.Vale
André Cunha (with Móni Bense)   |  Szeged
29 September 2015

At the border between Hungary and Serbia, a week after the construction of the new European wall. Fourth episode

Macedonia, the Refugee Emergency
Francesca Rolandi 
23 September 2015

The NGO Legis is one of the few organizations working with migrants and refugees in Macedonia. An interview with Mersiha Smailovikj, one of the founders of Legis, provides a complex picture of the situation 


2 October 2015

Journalist Ahmet Hakan was attacked by four perpetrators in front of his house. His nose and rib were fractured. Four perpetrators were detained while Hakan said “I will go ahead according to my own lights.”

Freelance journalist Arzu Geybullayeva, intervied during the OSCE conference #FEMJournosafe, talks about the online threats she received

29 September 2015

Press freedom at risk as EU struggles to match action with values. A video

The Balkan Route
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A visual journey along the Balkan route, from the Greek island of Kos to the point where the Hungarian wall ends. Pictures by our reportes and contributors 
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


22 September 2015

The Hungarian wall, on the border with Serbia, casts a first curtain on the Balkan Trail, forcing refugees to change course and head to Croatia, making their journey even more difficult. Seventh and final episode of our correspondent's diary

21 September 2015

From Macedonia to the border with Serbia. The refugees cross the border and head for Preševo. Fifth episode of the travelogue by our correspondent on the Balkan Trail

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This report identifies needs and problems experienced by journalists in 11 South-East European countries, including Italy and Turkey. The analysis focuses on safety issues and impediments, suggesting possible remedial measures. By Eugenia Siapera (Dublin City University)


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