The pandemic is quickly exacerbating tensions between the local population and migrants in Bosnia.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
In the 25 years since the Bosnian War’s Srebrenica massacre, these people have been left behind.
Bosnia and Herzegovina has a thriving media sector, but those who refuse to become mouthpieces for the government increasingly find themselves in exile or under police protection.
For years, Bosnia and Herzegovina remained untouched by the global migrant crisis, but now, even in a place where many people were once refugees, tensions are on the rise.
Facing the choice of adapting and censoring themselves, or living in fear of a violent attack, only the few reporting for Republika Srpska have continued publishing as independent journalists—and have paid dearly for it.
For thousands of migrants, to win “the game” means sneaking across mountainous border between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, and then seek asylum in a promised land of Western Europe. Meet Zohaib Ali, 22-year-old student of mathematics and economy from Pakistan, who attempted to complete “the game” sixteen times, but won none.
Several thousand women who followed husbands to Syria and Iraq are stuck in limbo, often with young children.
Even though he is an unofficial, non-state actor, Steve Bannon’s efforts as an American constitute a dramatic break with the past; the United States has a unique stake in Bosnia’s stability.
Bosnia and Herzegovina was ripped apart by a three-way ethnic conflict in the 1990s, and some analysts fear it's on the brink again, as nationalism and Russian influence lead to rising tensions.
In some cultures, the death of a husband has meant exile, vulnerability, and abuse. But bereaved women are beginning to fight back.
Invisible lines of partition remain in Bosnia twenty years after the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement.
Can Bosnia escape the stranglehold of ethnic politics?
The aim of this project is to follow undocumented migrants as they navigate through the COVID-19 outbreak in a society that doesn’t want them.
Many of the victims who fled the violence and massacre still live in long-forgotten refugee and collective centres around Bosnia.
Bosnia has been struggling with a rise in violence against journalists. How does it feel to be investigative reporter in such a divided country?
Krithika Varagur reports on foreign religious and political investment in the Balkans, focusing on Bosnia and Kosovo, which have been affected by both rising extremism and populism.
Russian meddling, nationalist rhetoric, and lingering hatred block Balkan conflict zones' progress.
A political party that grew out of Sarajevo's re-emerging post-war cultural scene is trying to help build a functional state in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Many of the temporary camps set up in 1995 for internally displaced persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina still exist. What is life like there for the widows from Srebrenica?
Krithika Varagur reports on Islam in the Balkans—in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Albania. In all three countries, religion is a lens into civil society, politics, and national security.
Grantee Malcolm Brabant reports on obstacles blocking the path to peace in Bosnia and Kosovo.
Pulitzer Center grantee Elisabeth Zerofsky talks about her work in Sarajevo, Bosnia, and the Nasa Stranka political party.
A national census in Bosnia in October 2013 may reveal an increasingly ethnic Bosnian population, but getting minorities to officially declare their often-stigmatized identities will be difficult.
Amy Toensing visited Guilford College to present her Pulitzer Center-supported project, "A World of Widows."
National Geographic photographer, Amy Toensing and Deputy Director of Photography, Whitney Johnson, select the final photographs for Your Shot assignment.
Cynthia Gorney discussed her Pulitzer Center-supported National Geographic project, "For Widows, Life After Loss" at the University of Texas at Austin.
Can a post-war political party build a functional state in Bosnia?
In celebration of Women's History Month, we've compiled our top five lesson plans that feature reporting on women's rights and the ways women are fighting for them.
This plan includes lessons connected to the work of journalists that presented at the University of Chicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2017.
Students learn about the legal, political, cultural, and religious factors that impact the treatment of widows in India, Uganda, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
In this lesson, students will investigate their daily cost of living and develop and understanding of the safety structures in their environments.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.