Lidija Pisker

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Roma, Italy


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Lidija Pisker

Freelance journalist living between Roma, Italy and Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Covering human rights and everything in between. I have worked with The Guardian, BBC, Euronews, Open Democracy, France 24, Center for Investigative Reporting (CIN) Sarajevo and Radio Free Europe. I currently contribute to NewsMavens, OZY and Equal Times.

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Bosnians are increasingly turning to running to improve their health, lose weight and beat stress, and, in the process, they’re breaking barriers and trying to correct a growing health crisis in the country.


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Many pensioners in Bosnia and Herzegovina live on the edge of poverty. Some of them make art to survive.


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In the former Yugoslavia, tourism is reigniting an interest in the concrete legacies of the anti-fascism struggle.


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“We need to redesign our cities to have in mind our citizens and not their cars.”


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Women are primary targets of bias and online harassment in the Balkans. Now, a growing number are using the internet to fight back.


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The 1996 British film Brassed Off told the story of a band that emerged from the ashes of the once mighty industries of the city of Sheffield. In Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina right now the film is playing out for real, but the ending is still not clear.


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An abandoned Roman salami factory became an illegal, inhabited museum. About 200 people live in the improvised art space.


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For hundreds of years, residents in the tiny hilltop village of Monsanto have adapted to their unique environment by building homes under, on and between massive granite rocks.


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An Italian government initiative to get citizens to report suspicious content they find online to a web portal drew global attention. But that’s only one element of a broader battle playing out in the country.


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Former Albanian communist leader Enver Hoxha commissioned the construction of 173,371 bunkers between 1975 and 1983. They are now being used as restaurants, museums, tattoo studios and wine canteens.


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