FACE THE BALKANS is a multimedia project by young journalists from Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Germany, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia. It was realized in October 2012 at the ems (Electronic Media School) in Potsdam-Babelsberg. The project manager Jan M. Schäfer ( is in charge of the editorial responsibility for the homepage

FACE THE BALKANS is part of the project “Balkan Multimedia” of the French-German Youth Office (OFAJ/DFJW) with financial support and in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France and the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, the Foundation “Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft” (EZV), the Electronic Media School in Potsdam, the Foundation Konrad-Adenauer in Berlin, the Foundation Open Society in Skopje, the Foundation Metamorphosis in Skopje and the Media Center in Sarajevo.

Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 25
D – 14482 Potsdam
Telefon: 0331 731 – 3200
Fax: 0331 731 – 3210

Charlotte Funke, Maximilian Ulrich
Text Editor: Gorana Sekulic
Design Editors: Ivana Petrusevska, Dardan Zhegrova
Social Media Editors: Elodie Armand, Lisa Crinon
Authors: Elodie Armand, Melina Borcak, Lisa Crinon, Milka Domanovic, Charlotte Funke, Nadine Kreuzahler, Marija Mitevska, Kristina Ozimek, Ivana Petrusevska, Temjana Popovska, Gorana Sekulic, Igor Smilevski, Emilie Sok, Maximilian Ulrich, Dardan Zhegrova
Producer: Tobias Bertram
Idea of Design: Malcolm Bunge

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Uroš – the gay James Dean
Photo “Grafitti Stop Gay Parade” (source: flickr | Jonathan Davis | Limbic)
Photo “Grafitti Obraz” (source: flickr | Jonathan Davis | Limbic)
Photo “Violence – Parade in 2001 (collage)” (source:
Photos “Love is a human right”, “Parade in 2010″, “Police”, “Parade in
2011″, “Exibition in 2012″, “Date for the next parade”, “Support”
(kindly provided by ParaDA! DA šetamo zajedno)

Erdžan – Kid From The Street
Song „Nothing left“ (Quelle: Brown Bird |