Gordana Knezevic from @RSE_Balkan spoke with actress Angelina Jolie in Sarajevo about her directorial debut, “In the Land of Blood and Honey.” The film, a drama set during Bosnia’s war of the 1990s, premiered in the Bosnian capital on February 14…[READ MORE]
RFE/RL’s Irina Lagunina returns to Sarajevo 20 years after the start of the siege on the city. Take 30 minutes and watch this detailed account on what happened then and what has happened since.
Watch the video on RFE/RL’s website.
These photos serve as an invitation to the prehistoric “World Dinosaurs XXL Exhibition” in Sarajevo. Midhat Poturovic of RFE/RL’s Balkan Service visited the amusement park area Pioneer Valley and captured the excitement of mostly young visitors interacting with 52 featured showpieces. All exhibits were reconstructed based on the latest research results of prominent German paleontologists from the Sprengel Museum of Hannover.
The war in Bosnia destroyed many lives, and RFE/RL has the story of one Mostar man whose family was split apart, pitting brother against brother and father against son…[READ MORE]
When RFE/RL photographer Midhat Poturovic arrived in the small Bosnian town of Osenik in August 2011, he saw what any other visitor would have seen: a village ravaged by violence in the wake of a local population’s attack on Osenik’s Roma population. But then he saw something that many would have missed. “We could see the destruction and the horrible mess,” Poturovic recalls. “One could take hundreds of photos of that. But my attention was drawn to one broken window in particular, where I could see a scared family just in between the pieces of glass. That is how this photo was born…” [READ MORE]
This week’s photo gallery feature celebrations from across RFE/RL’s broadcast region of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha, which ended last week. The photos were taken by RFE/RL photographers in countries as varied as Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraq, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan.
Eid al-Adha is a three day festival marked by prayer and the ritual sacrifice of livestock — including sheep, cows, camels and goats, depending on the region. The sacrifice commemorates the prophet Abraham, who is believed to have demonstrated his obedience to God by offering the life of his son, Isaac. Eid al-Adha is celebrated at the end of hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca.