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Journalists trained by IWPR produce news, analysis, and comment pieces on the issues that affect their countries and communities.

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Buildings devastated during the 1992-95 siege of Sarajevo. Photo taken in May 1996. (Photo: Quasimodogeniti/Wikimedia Commons)
Courtside
13 Jun 14
Ex-soldier says weapons were found in humanitarian shipments for besieged city.
Visegrad‘s 16th century Ottoman bridge. (Photo: Philippe Le Moine/Flickr)
Special Report
6 Jun 14
As court winds up its work, Bosnian communities don’t all buy into the common historical narrative it was supposed to provide.
The high watermark on this building in Doboj in northern Bosnia plainly shows the scale of the flooding. May 20-21, 2014. (Photo: Sanja Vrzić)
3 Jun 14
Ordinary people inspired to help one another across old divides, leaving nationalist politicians to worry about risks of too much cohesion.
Courtside
30 May 14
Ex-officer claims his men “never opened fire without a good reason” during Sarajevo siege.
Prud, a village near the northern Bosnian town of Odzak. May 20-21, 2014. (Photo: Sanja Vrzić)
28 May 14
Homes swamped in mud as livestock and vehicles are carried away.
Briefly Noted
28 May 14
His team wants to call 336 witnesses, although list may be amended.
Radovan Karadzic in the ICTY courtroom. (Photo: ICTY)
Briefly Noted
28 May 14
Defendant asks tribunal not to decide possible jail term at same time as verdict.
Briefly Noted
28 May 14
Convicted Bosnian Croat commander found ineligible for financial assistance.
Ratko Mladic in court this week as his defence case got under way.  (Source: ICTY)
Courtside
23 May 14
Former army subordinates say they were never told to fire on civilians, and did not mount offensive operations.
Briefly Noted
23 May 14
Defendant argues that prosecution broke rules regarding disclosure of evidence.

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Moslawi traditional band playing music from the 19th century. (Photo: IWPR)
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Hugely popular event highlights city’s rehabilitation and recovery.