Day: April 14, 2018

The Serbian Orthodox bubble: A visit to Kosovo’s Dečani Monastery

14th April 2018

For ten years the Serbian Orthodox Church has rejected Kosovo’s declared independence, yet despite political tensions between Belgrade and Pristina, they must find a way to live peacefully with Kosovar Albanians. Smelling of freshly cut grass, the Dečani monastery sits silently in the centre of a huge KFOR presence. Enclosed within a series of gates […]

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Scenes of Mitrovica, a Fortress for the Serbian Minority in Kosovo

14th April 2018

The Mitrovica bridge from the South part of the city. Photo: Marisa López In Mitrovica, a city in the northern region of Kosovo, the vivid memory of a war that ended in 1998 lays dormant in the city’s streets and bridges. The North and South are divided by the Ibar river. Several bridges connect the […]

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“The best way to prove you have your own state now, is accepting Serbians as your minority” – Una Hajdari, Kosovo journalist

14th April 2018

Una Hajdara during the interview at her office in Pristina. Photo: Marisa López From Pristina, Una Hajdari is a Balkan based reporter able to talk both officials languages of Kosovo, Albanian and Serbian, leading her to become a well-known journalist, respected by both sides. In her work, she has focused is on nationalism, inter-ethnic tensions and […]

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