Finnish leading daily newspaper – Helsingin Sanomat – published today (14/04/2013) an investigative feature story Winners Justice
related to recent release of Croatian war criminal Ante Gotovina.
Gotovina was responsible about biggest ethnic cleansing during Balkan
wars. The article clearly proves the political and biased nature of
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).
The Syrian rebellion began in earnest on March 11, 2011, when protests
erupted. Since then, the Syrian civil conflict has become increasingly
violent. About 70,000 people have died in the country's civil war over
the past two years. Millions of people have been displaced, both
internally and abroad.
a decade and a half after the event Srebrenica continues to be engulfed
in heavy fog. Messages about Srebrenica can be divided in two
categories. The first a myth about three days on July 1995, a simplistic
story line for the broad masses, not overly concerned with facts and
arguments, and certainly not encouraging critical analysis.
year 2012 ends the conflicts after the violent dissolution wars of
Yugoslavia still are frozen ones it might be right time to summarize why
all this happened. An exellent means for this is a Canadian documentary
film ”The Weight of Chains”.
“European perspective” is key concept for integrating western Balkans
into EU. For ordinary people freedom of movement might be the main
carrot after nearly 20 years of isolation. Visa restrictions play an
important role in controlling the movement of foreign nationals across
Serbs living in northern Kosovo - municipalities of Zubin Potok,
Zvecan, northern Mitrovica and Leposavic - have been voting in a two-day
referendum on February 14.-15. The question was simple: Voters were
asked simply ''Do you accept the institutions of the so-called 'Republic
of Kosovo' established in Pristina?''. Turnout was at 75.28%.
In my previous articles ( “Srebrenica: A Town Betrayed” – Finally a Critical Documentary about Srebrenica Tragedy and Media War of Yugoslav Secession continues
) I covered issues which are challenging the “official” picture about
Srebrenica massacre. As expected there is a heated debate in different
forums about events itself and about right to show the other side of the
”Who needs facts if a good story is available?” (Ari Rusila)
A few weeks ago I promoted new Srebrenica documentary film Srebrenica: A Town Betrayed
. Everybody was not happy about critical view of documentary. E.g the
Norwegian Helsinki Committee made official complaint to Norwegian
Broadcasting Council and Press Complaints Commission.
"If you want to use a word "genocide" (for Srebrenica) - then OK, but we need a new word to replace the old "genocide" word..." (Noam Chomsky)
Srebrenica: A Town Betrayed
a Norwegian documentary film directed by Ola Flyum and David Hebditch
is now free to watch in Youtube. The film approaches Srebrenica tragedy
from a bit different viewpoint than usual in Western mainstream media.