Catriona Robertson

journeys at home and abroad

Category Archives: Bosnia

Sarajevo’s history today in the FT

The Financial Times magazine today has a WWI-related piece by Simon Kuper – Sarajevo: the crossroads of history. “History in the west often serves as entertainment, something to enjoy from … Continue reading

22 March 2014

Robertson Recommends

BOOKS Yesterday I bought Richard Sennett’s Together: the rituals, pleasures & politics of cooperation.  The blurb says “Living with people who differ – racially, ethnically, religiously, or economically – is … Continue reading

19 May 2013 · 3 Comments

Srebrenica yesterday

My good friend Abdullah Faliq sent me this photograph today.  He is in Srebrenica with a group from London. It shows the burial yesterday of the remains of over 600 … Continue reading

12 July 2011

What the Serbs wanted to Exit – & Srebrenica

One of the family is in Novi Sad at the mo, at the Exit Festival – I’ve been listening to the livestream. At the same time there’s been a steady … Continue reading

11 July 2011

Missing lives – Balkans

Quick post before I catch the train to Vienna.  I’ve just seen this news item about a photo exhibition (Nick Danziger & Rory MacLean) which will be travelling from London’s … Continue reading

7 July 2010

Life-giving theatre in Bosnia & London

Stef O’ Driscoll (award-winning theatre director) and Mark Griffin (St Mary’s University College, London), friends I’ve made through my thespian daughter, are off to Sarajevo on Friday.  They want to … Continue reading

11 February 2010

Friends from Bosnia coming to Blackburn

Friends whom the Zajedno u Bosni group met in Tuzla, Bosnia, will be coming over to the UK for the launch of Blackburn Cathedral‘s hosting of the Forgiveness Project exhibition … Continue reading

15 January 2010

Breaking and Entering

A great evening with old friends from Papua New Guinea days (now dividing their time between Timor and the US).  Then TV news footage of the devastating earthquake in Haiti … Continue reading

14 January 2010

Zajedno u Bosni & European Women of Faith Network

SANA’s Paul Johns has been pulling together the report on our visit to Bosnia last month – heard from him yesterday, as well as from Anjum at Blackburn Cathedral which … Continue reading

30 November 2009

Bosnia on BBC’s FOOC

From Our Own Correspondent: report from Ed Stourton on the international talks in Bosnia which started while we were there.  Is Bosnia a protectorate?   The Bosnia report is 5′ 5″ … Continue reading

19 November 2009

Radio links

Moral Maze (BBC Radio 4) on Karadzic and war crimes The war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has opened at the UN-backed International Criminal Tribunal for … Continue reading

1 November 2009

BBC Newsnight

And BBC Newsnight followed up with its Srebrenica report tonight – catch it now through this link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/8321388.stm

23 October 2009