“The Srebrenica genocide denial of Serbia’s PM Ana Brnabic on Thursday sparked an outrage among victims’ associations and government officials in Bosnia, with a number of political analysts commenting that as long as Serbia keeps that stance, it will not be ready to engage in reconciliation.
Speaking to Deutsche Welle’s journalist Tim Sebastian for the Conflict Zone programme, Brnabic was asked to comment on the issues of Kosovo, media freedom in Serbia, 1990s war crimes, and the Srebrenica genocide.
When Sebastian pointed out that Serbia never officially recognised that the Srebrenica massacre was an act of genocide, even though the continental human rights watchdog Council of Europe had urged it to do so, Brnabic replied by saying that what had happened in Srebrenica was a grave crime, rather than genocide.” (N1)
“Former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic, who is serving a life sentence for war crimes and genocide in the Netherlands, has sparked outrage with an interview broadcast on Serbian television.
‘Grandpa Ratko sends you kisses,’ Mladic, 75, said during the interview on November 16. It was the first time Serbs had heard Mladic’s voice since he was convicted in November 2017.
Mladic’s son, Darko, phoned Mladic in prison during a live broadcast on Serbia’s Happy TV and put the call on speaker phone.
Bosnian Muslim leader Bakir Izetbegovic told N1 television that Mladic’s comments ‘rubbed salt in our wounds.'” (RFE/RL)
“On Saturday, Turkey’s Anadolu Agency and Bosnia’s Federal News Agency (FENA) signed a collaboration deal in Istanbul.
Senol Kazanci, Anadolu Agency’s director general and chairman, and Elmir Huremovic, FENA’S general manager, signed the deal on the margin of the 27th Association of the Balkan News Agencies – Southeast Europe (ABNA-SE) General Assembly and Conference.” (MENA FN)