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How do Montenegrin atheists live?

How do Montenegrin atheists live?

According to the MONSTAT Institute of Statistics in Montenegro, there are 7,600 atheists, or about 1.5 percent of the population, while religiosity is increasing, many studies say, and religiosity is implied. What is the life of the Montenegrin atheists in the story of our Jelena Kontić.

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Youth from Kosovo wants to learn Serbian language

Although older generation speak Serbian, young people in Kosovo can’t speak this language. The reason is that they don’t have the opportunity to learn Serbian in schools, in spite of the fact that Serbian language is the second official language in Kosovo. However, young people from Kosovo show a lot of interest to learn Serbian. More in the story brought by Vjosa Cerkini.

How do Montenegrin atheists live?

According to the MONSTAT Institute of Statistics in Montenegro, there are 7,600 atheists, or about 1.5 percent of the population, while religiosity is increasing, many studies say, and religiosity is implied. What is the life of the Montenegrin atheists in the story of our Jelena Kontić.

I want to change the educational system

While filming Perspektiva in Cazin and Velika Kladuša, we met Lajla Žalić, the president of  student council of USC. She attends Gymnasium in Velika Kladuša and since early high school days she has been involved in many extracurricular activities. Her activism made her critically aware of educational system in her school and town, and that’s exactly why she wants to change it. 

Author: Azem Kurtić

I am the girl that breaks prejudices

While her peers are thinking about leaving the state, Alisa thinks about breaking prejudices in her surroundings. She says she likes challenges, so she mastered the art of photography and she does photography for living. She also had a motorcycle ride, and she loves and controlles drones.

Author: Azem Kurtić

The students in Prishtina raise their voice

Students of journalism at the University of Prishtina in their regular activities within the Public Relations course managed to address many of the social problems that plague the citizens of Kosovo. Whether it’s about victims of sexual violence during a recent war or breast cancer, the message of student campaigns is clear: “Silence does not help!”. More in the story of Vjosa Čerkina.

We have to talk about the violence

Peer violence cases in Montenegro gained public attention when a girl’s father stated that she had taken her own life. The second is the case of a 12-year-old girl who was abused by a group of older boys for more than a month, harassed, filmed, blackmailed, asking for money and valuable things from her. After that, the children and the parents started to stand up. The State Prosecution has no record of cases of peer violence, while the NGO “Parents” survey showed that every fourth child in the past school year experienced some form of peer violence.

Author: Jelena Kontić

How do Montenegrin atheists live?

How do Montenegrin atheists live?

According to the MONSTAT Institute of Statistics in Montenegro, there are 7,600 atheists, or about 1.5 percent of the population, while religiosity is increasing, many studies say, and religiosity is implied. What is the life of the Montenegrin atheists in the story of our Jelena Kontić.

Discrimination backed by the law

Discrimination backed by the law

Bosniaks in Kosovo are faced with language discrimination, and the most common reason is that their language is similar to Serbian. But language is not the only reason. Although there is a legal framework that requires the employment of minority communities in public institutions, this law is not enforced. More in the story of our Vjosa Cerkini.

Kosovo’s youth choose the path of religion

Kosovo’s youth choose the path of religion

Most young people from Kosovo are Muslims and most of them practice their religion. Although not all of them consider themselves as religious, these young people can be an example of religious tolerance. Those who are religious and who practice religion have very good relations with those who not. More in the story brought by Vjosa Cerkini.

Politics without clear ideology

Politics without clear ideology

Participation of Kosovo youth in politics is not at satisfying level, although an increasing number of young people vote on elections. Our interlocutors think that the source of the problem is insufficiently defined ideology of the parties. More in the video brought by Vjosa Cerkini.

A collective struggle for human rights

A collective struggle for human rights

In Northern Macedonia there are no official gay bars and clubs where LGBTIQ people can hang out, but from time to time gay friendly places appear. It is often the most difficult for transgender people who are often confronted with violence and discrimination. The difficult situation is often aggravated by power. More in Kristine Ozimec’s video.

Change of Name “by Compromise”

Change of Name “by Compromise”

Macedonia is currently undergoing a complex process of changing the country’s name in the Rebublic of Northern Macedonia. The agreement signed with Greece to unblock the process of joining the EU into NATO and NATO. The youth’s views on this topic are divided. More in our video by Kristine Ozimec.

Is Nationalism Good?

Is Nationalism Good?

We talked with four representatives of the youth of four opposition political parties in Serbia about the term of nationalism. What does youth think about whether nationalism is good and whether it brings anything good?

Author: Aleksandar Klarić

Family, Education and Social Networks

Family, Education and Social Networks

Our Vjosa Çerkini from Kosovo has spoke to young people in Prishtina in order to understand which things affects the forming of their personality. Family, education and social networks are among the most common answers. Find out more in the video story!

Welcome to Shutka

Welcome to Shutka

Shuto Orizari or Shutka is a municipality in Skopje that is mainly inhabited by Roma nationality. Besides Roma, Shutka is inhabited by Bosnians and Albanians as well. Our Kristina Ozimec spent a day with Muhamed Aibaz, young psychologist who was born and raised in this neighborhood. In this story we meet the neighborhood and its residents.

Transgender Montenegro

Transgender Montenegro

Hana and Džoli are transgender people from Podgorica who have decided to share their story of discovering the gender identity and huge steps that this discovery brings. Their story is similar to most stories of transgender people in the Balkans. After the transition process has passed, they decided to awaken their struggles and stand up for themselves in activism. More in story brought by our Jelena Kontić.

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Reflections on Sarajevo’s first pride parade

I hope this is the first of many such parades, which will not only lead to an increasing visibility and acceptance of LGBT+ individuals and identities. I also hope this will force the government to take action and deal with problems faced by the community, particularly issues of violence, both physical and systemic.

Youth from Kosovo wants to learn Serbian language

Although older generation speak Serbian, young people in Kosovo can’t speak this language. The reason is that they don’t have the opportunity to learn Serbian in schools, in spite of the fact that Serbian language is the second official language in Kosovo. However, young people from Kosovo show a lot of interest to learn Serbian. More in the story brought by Vjosa Cerkini.

How do Montenegrin atheists live?

According to the MONSTAT Institute of Statistics in Montenegro, there are 7,600 atheists, or about 1.5 percent of the population, while religiosity is increasing, many studies say, and religiosity is implied. What is the life of the Montenegrin atheists in the story of our Jelena Kontić.

I want to change the educational system

While filming Perspektiva in Cazin and Velika Kladuša, we met Lajla Žalić, the president of  student council of USC. She attends Gymnasium in Velika Kladuša and since early high school days she has been involved in many extracurricular activities. Her activism made her critically aware of educational system in her school and town, and that’s exactly why she wants to change it. 

Author: Azem Kurtić

I am the girl that breaks prejudices

While her peers are thinking about leaving the state, Alisa thinks about breaking prejudices in her surroundings. She says she likes challenges, so she mastered the art of photography and she does photography for living. She also had a motorcycle ride, and she loves and controlles drones.

Author: Azem Kurtić

The students in Prishtina raise their voice

Students of journalism at the University of Prishtina in their regular activities within the Public Relations course managed to address many of the social problems that plague the citizens of Kosovo. Whether it’s about victims of sexual violence during a recent war or breast cancer, the message of student campaigns is clear: “Silence does not help!”. More in the story of Vjosa Čerkina.

Discrimination backed by the law

Bosniaks in Kosovo are faced with language discrimination, and the most common reason is that their language is similar to Serbian. But language is not the only reason. Although there is a legal framework that requires the employment of minority communities in public institutions, this law is not enforced. More in the story of our Vjosa Cerkini.

Kosovo’s youth choose the path of religion

Most young people from Kosovo are Muslims and most of them practice their religion. Although not all of them consider themselves as religious, these young people can be an example of religious tolerance. Those who are religious and who practice religion have very good relations with those who not. More in the story brought by Vjosa Cerkini.

Politics without clear ideology

Participation of Kosovo youth in politics is not at satisfying level, although an increasing number of young people vote on elections. Our interlocutors think that the source of the problem is insufficiently defined ideology of the parties. More in the video brought by Vjosa Cerkini.

A collective struggle for human rights

In Northern Macedonia there are no official gay bars and clubs where LGBTIQ people can hang out, but from time to time gay friendly places appear. It is often the most difficult for transgender people who are often confronted with violence and discrimination. The difficult situation is often aggravated by power. More in Kristine Ozimec’s video.

Change of Name “by Compromise”

Macedonia is currently undergoing a complex process of changing the country’s name in the Rebublic of Northern Macedonia. The agreement signed with Greece to unblock the process of joining the EU into NATO and NATO. The youth’s views on this topic are divided. More in our video by Kristine Ozimec.

Is Nationalism Good?

We talked with four representatives of the youth of four opposition political parties in Serbia about the term of nationalism. What does youth think about whether nationalism is good and whether it brings anything good?

Author: Aleksandar Klarić

Family, Education and Social Networks

Our Vjosa Çerkini from Kosovo has spoke to young people in Prishtina in order to understand which things affects the forming of their personality. Family, education and social networks are among the most common answers. Find out more in the video story!

Welcome to Shutka

Shuto Orizari or Shutka is a municipality in Skopje that is mainly inhabited by Roma nationality. Besides Roma, Shutka is inhabited by Bosnians and Albanians as well. Our Kristina Ozimec spent a day with Muhamed Aibaz, young psychologist who was born and raised in this neighborhood. In this story we meet the neighborhood and its residents.

Transgender Montenegro

Hana and Džoli are transgender people from Podgorica who have decided to share their story of discovering the gender identity and huge steps that this discovery brings. Their story is similar to most stories of transgender people in the Balkans. After the transition process has passed, they decided to awaken their struggles and stand up for themselves in activism. More in story brought by our Jelena Kontić.

Young Roma almost invisible in Macedonian media

Young Roma aren’t satisfied with the way they’ve been presented by the media. News that encourage mockery and stereotypes towards Roma get the most of the attention by the media. We spoke to two young Roma journalists about this problem. Watch the whole story in the video prepared by our Kristina Ozimec.

“Everyone is flaying to their flock in fear from other”

Talking about identity young people from Vukovar, Brcko, Sarajevo, East Sarajevo, Velika Kladusa, Zenica and Skoplje.
*”Everyone is flaying to their flock in fear from other” – from song “They’re coming” – Dubioza kolektiv

• https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/27966355.html
• https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/27338880.html
• https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/28318568.html
• https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/27780476.html
• https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/28513833.html
• https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/28083548.html

“Who is which blood type?“

Talking about language – young people from Fojnica, Kiseljak, Sarajevo, East Sarajevo, Brcko, Ulcinj, Novi Sad, Skoplje and Pristina
*“Who is which blood type?“ – from song „Generation anthem“ – Dubioza Kolektiv

• https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/27302584.html
• https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/26964785.html
• https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/27380056.html
• https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/27396424.html
• https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/27006041.html
• https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/28083548.html
• https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/28936111.html

“This is your flag, this is your jersey“

Talking about identity – young people from Mostar, Fojnica, Kiseljak, Sarajevo, East Sarajevo, Podgorica and Vukovar
*“This is your flag, this is your jersey“ – from song „Letter to an alien“ – Marchelo

https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/perspektiva-prva-epizoda-mostar/26835252.html
https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/27325807.html
https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/26938116.html
https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/26979305.html
https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/27396424.html
https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/27438390.html
https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/26990269.html
https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/28026943.html
https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/28041175.html

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