Why do husbands whose wives die marry again quickly, while society encourages women whose husbands die to wear black and not re-marry? How widespread is the phenomenon of marriages done in order to obtain residence permits? What do Kosovar imams say about this phenomenon? What are the different perceptions of marriages of widows of wars in Kosovo, Bosnia and the UK?
To discuss Kosovo’s society approach to this, Jeta Xharra has invited the following people:
Nita Luci, anthropologist
Sabri Bajgora, the main imam of Kosovo
Fahrije Hoti, from the Association of Widows “Krusha”
Majlinda Aliu, journalist and the winner of the first prize of Balkan Fellowship for Excellence in Journalism 2010, with her article on the re-marriage of widows.
Jeton Musliu, journalist and the winner of the third prize of Balkan Fellowship for Excellence in Journalism 2010, with his article on false marriages carried out in order to obtain a residence permits.
During the show, BIRN will broadcast the documentary about marriages of Albanians with Swiss and German women in order to obtain residence permissions, realised as part of the Balkan Fellowship for Excellence in Journalism for 2010.
The Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence was established in 2007 by the ERSTE Foundation and the Robert Bosch Stiftung in cooperation with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, in order to promote excellence in journalism and balanced reporting on complex issues about the reforms that are important for the region and the European Union.
The topic of this year is Justice. For more information about the program and application procedures, please visit http://fellowship.birn.eu.com/.