The Listening Post

'One in five million': Protesting Serbia's muzzled media

A look at the disconnect between what's happening on the streets in Belgrade and what's going out on the airwaves.

Europe

Protesters push for opposition, media rights in Serbia

Demonstrations against ruling Serbian Progressive Party call for more freedom for media and opposition parties.

Opinion

The Belgrade visit was Putin's gift to Vucic

Putin received a hero's welcome in Belgrade on Thursday, but Vucic was still the biggest winner of the day.

Dimitar Bechev

by Dimitar Bechev

Dimitar Bechev

Serbia

Putin calls for stable Balkans on visit to ally Serbia

Putin will support the region, a day after accusing the West of destabilising the Balkans through NATO membership.

Putin calls for stable Balkans on visit to ally Serbia

Srebrenica

Canada petition seeks ban on Srebrenica genocide denial

Denial of the 1995 genocide in Bosnia has become mainstream among Serbian political and academic circles, analysts say.

Canadians launch petition to ban Srebrenica genocide denial

Serbia

Serbia: Thousands rally against President Aleksandar Vucic

The protests first began in response to the beating-up of an opposition politician in a southern city.

Serbia: Thousands rally against President Aleksandar Vucic

Kosovo

Kosovo and Serbia trade accusations over Kosovo's new army

At Security Council meeting Serbian president called on the UN to 'tame' Kosovo and take on a bigger role in dialogue.

Kosovo and Serbia trade accusations over Kosovo's new army

War Hotels

Holiday Inn Sarajevo: In the Eye of the Siege

How international journalists found themselves in the centre of a bloody conflict they were determined to cover.

Europe

Kosovo approves new army despite Serbia opposition

Parliament votes to create a 5,000-strong standing army, asserting its statehood in a move that has angered Serbia.

Kosovo approves new army despite Serbia opposition

Serbia

PM suggests Serbia could intervene if Kosovo sets up full army

Kosovo's parliament is set to vote on December 14 on transforming its 4,000-strong defence force into a regular army.

PM suggests Serbia could intervene if Kosovo sets up full army

Bosnia

Bosnian commander acquitted of war crimes in Srebrenica

Appeals chamber in Bosnia finds 'defender of Srebrenica' not guilty of the killing of three Serb prisoners of war.

Bosnian commander acquitted of war crimes in Srebrenica

Opinion

The Kosovo quandary is a win for Russia

Russia is stepping in as the EU and the US are failing in their efforts to resolve the Kosovo-Serbia dispute.

Dimitar Bechev

by Dimitar Bechev

Dimitar Bechev

Kosovo

Kosovo tense as Serbian president visits after cancelling talks

Improved relations between the two countries are required for their EU ascension but it's 'a long road full of thorns'.

Europe

Serbia and Kosovo presidents cancel EU-brokered talks

After separate meetings with both leaders, the EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says 'difficulties remain'.

Serbia and Kosovo presidents cancel EU-brokered talks

Europe

Kosovo-Serbia land swap may reignite tensions in Balkans

Serbia and Kosovo are considering a land swap deal, 20 years after a war between the two.