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Since 1993, Internews has implemented innovative programs in Europe aimed at bringing conflicted societies together through various media projects. Currently, our work focuses on the Balkan states, where ethno-national politics continues to impede the free flow of information and foment prejudice and mistrust among people of varying backgrounds.

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  • Bosnian Student Helps Open the Conversation on LGBT Rights

    Man and woman stand next to each other holding the award
    Friday, August 30, 2013

    Job loss, eviction, and social ostracism are just some of the risks that LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) individuals in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) encounter when their sexual orientation is revealed, and fear of these risks prevents them from reporting discrimination and bias-motivated crimes.

    "I would not dare press charges against anyone who victimized me for being a lesbian; it would only lead to more problems for me," said one BiH citizen, who preferred to remain anonymous.

  • Balkan Youth Tackle Discrimination and Intolerance through Innovation Labs

    young man in front of a video camera
    Thursday, August 29, 2013

    Using web-based platforms and social media, over 80 multiethnic young people from six countries across the Balkans met in Sarajevo to develop technologies to address social issues such as discrimination based on ethnicity and religion, as well as education, gender, LGBT rights, activism/volunteerism, and regional politics.