Maja Bjelajac | Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Stories by the author
Dzenana Halimovic, Maja Bjelajac
24 Apr 15
“No excuses for silence,” audience at film screening is told.
3 Jun 14
Ordinary people inspired to help one another across old divides, leaving nationalist politicians to worry about risks of too much cohesion.
2 Mar 14
Both of Bosnia’s administrative territories face the same problems of unemployment and corruption, but only the Federation has seen protests so far.
17 Dec 13
Banja Luka audience moved by IWPR film on parents’ decision to donate son’s organs without regard for ethnic divides.
Rachel Irwin, Dzenana Halimovic, Maja Bjelajac, Dražen Huterer
6 Dec 13
Politicians rush to claim triumph for their own particular group, even though census data on ethnicity hasn’t come out yet.
12 Oct 12
Republika Srpska voters shift preference to ruling party’s opponent because it talks about economic problems rather than nationalist vision.
5 Oct 12
Serb politicians focus on their hopes that Bosnian state will break up, as voters worry about mundane issues like the economy.
2 Mar 12
What may have begun as vote-winning tactic now dominates Milorad Dodik president’s outlook.
1 Jun 11
As his voters stage pro-Mladic rallies, Milorad Dodik has to appease nationalists in Republika Srpska while keeping Serbia on side.
1 Apr 11
Republika Srpska leader under fire for proposing foundation offering Bosnian Serb indictees help with their defence cases.