[QODLink]
The Cafe
Young and disillusioned
Young Bosnians gather in the Cafe to discuss the challenges they face in their fragmented country.
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2011 09:16

Young people across the world generally worry about the same things: getting a decent job, deciding where to live and what to do. But for many young Bosnians it is more complicated to realise their dreams for the future.

It is a new state, there is a lot of corruption, plenty of bureaucracy and too few jobs. Plus, many say that the ethnic identity you are born with sticks with you, determining almost all you life decisions. No wonder, many young people in the fragmented country are getting disillusioned.

"This society is looking backwards, this is a society of the past, there is no future for young men," says Ahmed Buric, a journalist and blogger.

The Cafe went to Sarajevo to ask a group of young Bosnians if they think their future looks bright and if they think their country is moving in the right direction.

 

The Cafe airs each week at the following times GMT: Friday: 2000; Saturday: 1200; Sunday: 0100; Monday: 0600.

Click here for more on The Cafe.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Featured
Anti-government secrecy organisation struggling for relevance without Julian Assange at the helm.
After decades of overfishing, Japan is taking aim at increasing the number of bluefin tuna in the ocean.
Chinese scientists are designing a particle-smashing collider so massive it could encircle a city.
Critics say the government is going full-steam ahead on economic recovery at the expense of human rights.
Spirits are high in Scotland's 'Whisky Capital of the World' with one distillery thirsty for independence.
join our mailing list