DwP Column is a new media product of online platform about dealing with the past www.dwp-balkan.org. DwP Column is regional online platform for constructive reflection on the topics related to dealing with the past for the purpose of strengthening constructive and open approach on the regional level. By using Column tool we want to promote constructive online discourse related to current topics in the field of dealing with the past.

Markale

It has now been thirty years since February 5th was marked on Sarajevo’s memory map simply and undeniably as – Markale. Situated in the city center, the green market got its name from the nearby marketplace built during the Austro-Hungarian period (Markt halle). On February 5, 1994, it became the site of an unprecedented massacre. That day […]

Maglaj, Truth and Propaganda

“All this happening after the war is what is the hardest thing for me. Why do we, ordinary people who are not in politics, hate each other (Not everyone!) so much? Why are they not being convinced that we should hate those who made us hate each other, to kill each other? (…) They [the politicians] agreed […]

Working with the enemy for reconciliation and healing

Jo Berry daughter of a British politician who was killed in the 1984 IRA attack and the perpetrator Patrick Magee have struck up a friendship since 2000 when they decided to come to terms with their bitter past and engage in reconciliation. Sitting at a small table of a tiny restaurant in Pristina, Jo Berry and Patrick Magee […]

Balkan Perspectives #23

Balkan.Perspectives is a regional magazine focused on dealing with the past (DwP) in the western Balkans. Produced by forumZFD in four (4) languages, this is a collaborative effort between Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia and Serbia. The magazine provides a platform for local actors to support conflict-sensitive discourse on issues related to the recent past. By offering a plurality of perspectives on DwP topics from across the region, the magazine aims to challenge stereotypes and ethno-centric narratives, encourage critical thinking and wider debate, and strengthen constructive approaches to dealing with the recent past.

You can subscribe to the magazine electronically by sending an e-mail to balkan.perspectives@forumzfd.de. We welcome and appreciate your opinions and feedback and hope you find it a valuable resource.

Overcoming the prejudices of the past through TV, theatre and music

Different media for conveying messages, such as television, theatre and music play an important role in raising pluralism and tolerance, while also overcoming stereotypes and ethnocentric narratives in popular culture. The artistic and cultural offer can create connections between people, expose prejudices from the past, founding values ​​that are then transferred from the local communities to the […]

Prejudices on the Balkans about sexual diversity in a wider context through examples (first and foremost) from Macedonian cinematography

Often times when you want to talk about something, and for some reason you are uncomfortable, it seems that the easiest thing to do is to distance yourself from the problem, to present it as someone else’s and to talk about it from a “safe” distance. In ordinary conversation with close people, it is most often represented […]

Balkan.Perspectives Podcast

The Balkan Perspectives podcast is forumZFD’s audio format on Dealing with the Past and Peace Education in the Western Balkans. The podcast is produced in four languages (Albanian, BHCS, Macedonian and English) by the forumZFD offices in Bosnia and Hercegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Serbia. You can subscribe to the Balkan.Perspectives Podcast on the following streaming platforms […]

About Balkan.Perspectives PodCast

The Balkan Perspectives podcast is forumZFD’s audio format on Dealing with the Past and Peace Education in the Western Balkans.

The podcast is produced in four languages (Albanian, BHCS, Macedonian and English) by the forumZFD offices in Bosnia and Hercegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Serbia.