Radio Launch: Regional Transitional Justice

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Balkan Investigative Reporting Regional Network (BIRN) is launching a new monthly regional radio programme about transitional justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo, and Serbia, titled Putevi pravde in Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin, Serbian, Rrugët e Drejtësisë in Albanian and По патот на правдата in Macedonian [Paths of Justice in English].

The monthly 10-minute-long radio programme is available for rebroadcast in Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Montenegrin, Albanian, and Macedonian every first Monday of the month. It is available online free of charge and it is sent out to over 800 radio stations in the former Yugoslav countries and abroad.


The radio programme focuses on the most up-to-date news and information on issues such as war crime trials, criminal justice efforts and regional co-operation and much more.


The first programme addresses the current inter-ethnic tensions in Macedonia. It also features prominent figures of Anti-Fascists organizations in the former Yugoslavia and their views on the proposed rehabilitation of Draza Mihailovic, the WW2 Chetnik leader.


It also examines why Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia are still far off from signing a protocol about the cooperation of their Prosecutor’s offices.


In the last part, you can listen to what the citizens in the former Yugoslav countries think about coming to terms with the past in the region.


The radio programme is a free-of-charge product of BIRN as part of the newly launched regional project Balkan Transitional Justice, a two-year multi-media project funded by the European Union and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.


The aim of the project is to improve the general public knowledge about transitional justice and contribute to the difficult process of coming to terms with the Balkan violent past.


It consists of a team of six journalists and a language team that bring daily news and analyses on transitional justice topics in the regional languages: Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Montenegrin, Macedonian and in English.


The project’s website was official launched as part of Balkan Insight on March 5, 2012.