from The Great Debate:

It never happened: How to deny genocide in the face of science

By David Rohde
July 17, 2015

A forensic expert searches for remains of Bosnian Muslims in a mass grave near Srebrenica

A forensic expert searches for remains of Bosnian Muslims in a mass grave near Srebrenica July 10, 2007. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

from The Great Debate:

Peacekeeping in time of war, with genocidal results

By David Rohde
July 9, 2015

Fadila Efendic prays near memorial plaques at the Potocari genocide memorial centre near Srebrenica

Fadila Efendic prays near memorial plaques at the Potocari genocide memorial centre near Srebrenica, March 18, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

from India Insight:

For Oscar-winning Tanovic, Emraan Hashmi’s “serial kisser” tag didn’t matter

September 16, 2014

When Danis Tanovic chose Bollywood star Emraan Hashmi to play a Pakistani whistle-blower in his new project, the Oscar-winning Bosnian film-maker wasn’t aware of the actor’s notoriety as Indian cinema's "serial kisser".
Tanovic eventually watched some of Hashmi’s Bollywood hits and found it funny that the actor had such a different image in India.

from Photographers' Blog:

Lives washed away

By Dado Ruvic
May 22, 2014

Zepce, Bosnia

By Dado Ruvic

For many days since the floods in the Balkans began, I have woken up with tears in my eyes. I have been looking at my friends in disbelief, watching as their lives slowly crumble.

from Full Focus:

Flood of a century

May 20, 2014

The heaviest rains and floods in 120 years hit Bosnia and Serbia.

from David Rohde:

In Bosnia, are outsiders the answer, or the problem?

By David Rohde
February 15, 2014

 

11,541 red chairs line Titova street in Sarajevo as the city marks the 20th anniversary of the start of the Bosnian war, on April 6, 2012. The country remains deeply divided, power shared between Serbs, Croats and Muslims in a single state ruled by ethnic quotas and united by the weakest of central governments. Reuters/Dado Ruvic

from David Rohde:

Will a billion ‘selfies’ cause us to miss history?

By David Rohde
December 18, 2013

This week, Ron Haviv described to me the first time one of his photographs changed history.

from Photographers' Blog:

Underground with Bosnia’s women miners

By Dado Ruvic
March 8, 2013

Breza, Bosnia and Herzegovina

By Dado Ruvic

Since I started photography, miners have always been an attractive subject matter for me. They provide all photographic elements in one place. Throughout the years, I have often worked on stories below ground for the local newspaper, spending shifts with miners. As March 8th neared, I came up with the idea to do something different related to International Women's Day. The story, which I had planned a few years earlier but had no reason to shoot, was now ready: Women miners.

from Photographers' Blog:

A city divided and paralyzed by politics

By Dado Ruvic
February 6, 2013

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

By Dado Ruvic

Mostar; where half of its heart has stopped beating

At the entrance to the city on the left side, the beautiful slopes of mountain Prenj greeted me proudly defying the environment and covered in snow. All the splendor of colors and suns' rays that penetrated through it was broken after I saw a house that was completely destroyed in the war beside the main road. Even twenty years later the house had not been restored. For me, this city has always been beautiful, complete with the most beautiful bridge in the world – the Old bridge.

from Photographers' Blog:

In the darkest corner of my soul

By Dado Ruvic
May 2, 2012

By Dado Ruvic

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Bosnian war.

I was only three years old when the war broke out. Although I was only a child, I keep the dark images of horror, blood and the suffering inside me, buried deep in the darkest corner of my soul. I was only a child, but the memories of war will never fade away. It is something all of us carry as a burden on our souls, each every one of us in our own way.