Catriona Robertson

journeys at home and abroad

Tag 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

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

Ground Zero

Maybe it’s just a summertime news spike, but there’s been increasing coverage of the plans to build an Islamic community centre near the site of the former World Trade Centre … Continue reading

28 August 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

East-West

A couple of links, in fact three or four, to the East-West divide or confluence – First a piece by AA Gill in the Sunday Times magazine, found in a … Continue reading

24 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

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

BBC’s Allan Little on Potocari and Srebrenica

The latest edition of From Our Own Correspondent can be heard from this link – http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/8311452.stm

19 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

Gallery

8 October 2009

Madrassa

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