Catriona Robertson

journeys at home and abroad

Monthly Archives: October, 2009

BBC Newsnight

And BBC Newsnight followed up with its Srebrenica report tonight – catch it now through this link:

23 October 2009

UK News covers Srebrenica

News at Ten covered Srebrenica tonight.  The forthcoming Karadzic trial in the Hague is prompting more interest.

21 October 2009

BBC’s Allan Little on Potocari and Srebrenica

The latest edition of From Our Own Correspondent can be heard from this link –

19 October 2009


Would you believe it?  My first interview back at work and I meet a wonderful person from Croatia.  She worked with the Franciscan organisation St Anthony’s Bread (which now runs … Continue reading

12 October 2009

Gallery II

While everything is still fresh in my mind, I’ll add some photos of our last few days in Bosnia (in reverse order) which will complement some of my recent messages … Continue reading

12 October 2009 · 7 Comments

Iris ID and freedom to travel

Coming back through passport control at Heathrow, I noticed some of the people in the non-EU queue going through the iris identification apparatus.  When we heard from the British Embassy … Continue reading

12 October 2009 · 2 Comments

Deep frustration

We’ve had no internet access for two days, so no chance to post photos of our tme with Serbian Orthodox Church & yesterday with the Catholic Franciscans (Croats) both of … Continue reading

10 October 2009


8 October 2009


Places in madrassas here in Bosnia are highly sought after.   A third of the curriculum is religion-based and there are options to learn Latin, Persian or Turkish.  The madrassa we … Continue reading

8 October 2009 · 4 Comments

Women’s solidarity

A month ago, there was an unpleasant incident in Tuzla when a Christian nun was verbally attacked in public by Muslims.  The Federation of Women (a Muslim women’s group which … Continue reading

7 October 2009 · 1 Comment

Devastation of war

Everybody we meet has been affected by the war.  We listened to some harrowing stories yesterday from people who had experienced far more than anyone should have to bear.  Even … Continue reading

7 October 2009

Young people leaving Bosnia

We’ve heard from a few people now, and again from the Mayor of Tuzla, that many young people will leave Bosnia if they can – to study or to find … Continue reading

7 October 2009


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