Balkan.Perspectives #14

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Dealing with the past in the times of Social Media

AUTHOR: SRĐAN PUHALO Photo credits: Zlatko Popović “Dealing with the past relates to processes of confronting a violent past, meaning violence towards against all victims regardless of their ethnic, political or other affiliation. Dealing with the past occurs in any particular society on different levels: personal confrontation, i.e. the processing of memories and questioning of one’s own responsibility for violence; […]

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Facing your Painful Past every day: The difficulties of Dealing with the Past in the Digital Age

AUTHOR: BESNIKE SALIHU Photo credits: Besnike Salihu The digital era has introduced us to online media and social networking platforms, which have made it easier to obtain multiple formats of information in real time, fostered greater connection, brought people closer, and created alternative ways to network and communicate. Whilst these are positive changes, at some level the digital age has […]

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The Trials are Ending – Now What?

Photo credits: Jovana Prusina When we speak about transitional justice, we are also speaking about criminal justice, victims and witnesses, missing and internally displaced persons and their families, mass graves and the right to truth, reparations, lustrations and more. War seeps into all crevices of society, and consequently the processes of transitional justice do too. The broader discourse surrounding transitional […]

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Role of Social Media in the Affirmation of Revisionism, Re-writing the Past and the Culture of Forgetting

AUTHOR: BELMA BULJUBAŠIĆ Photo credits: Vladan Cvetković Social media is a powerful tool of the 21st century. Although its positive aspects are immense, it is often abused and used for propaganda and manipulation. A large amount of lies, disinformation and insinuation reach great numbers of people through social media networks. This is especially true of Twitter and Facebook, where problematic […]

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Social media and portals – A space for overcoming or reinforcing prejudice?

AUTHOR: KATERINA SMILEVA Photo credits: Katerina Smileva The dilemma of whether the influence of online media is more positive or negative, will plague us for as long as these platforms exist. The fact is that Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social networks have changed our lives. They have altered how we report on and share information. From one side, this […]

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