Geteilte Erinnerung. 20 Jahre nach der kroatischen Militäroperation Oluja.
Deutschlandfunk, 1.8.2015
11.05-12.00 Uhr

Schweine und Trompeten. Serbiens Blechblasorchester.
Deutschlandfunk, 19.9.2015
11.05-12.00 Uhr
































Mostar 20 years after the destruction of the Old Bridge



Deserted landscapes. Bulgaria's Northwest



Where the Balkans meets Central Europe. The multiethnic province of Vojvodina



Tito Superstar - Nostalgia for Yugoslav Times?



Notes from the blind spot of Europe - The triangle between Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece



North Kosovo: Everyday Life in No Man's Land



Wrong country. The deportation of the Roma in Kosovo



Alone in Europe - Minor Refugees in Greece



Multimedia research: A forgotten Nazi concentration camp in the centre of Belgrade



Exodus. The eviction of Bulgarian Turks 20 years ago

The last hope

Krsto Lazarevic 

The privatization of Dita factory in Tuzla stands for corruption and mismanagement in Bosnia. Workers occupied the factory and are now producing on their own.

Wirtschaftsblatt, 8.7.2015

The "tragic comedy" of Roma Integration

Dirk Auer und Andreas Kunz

On 2 February 2005, eight SEE states announced the Dekade of Roma Inclusion. The goal: Within the next ten years discrimination and social inequality of Roma should be effectively combated. But the results are disappointing as the case of Bulgaria shows.

Deutschlandfunk, 4.7.2015

"The headlines of 'Bild' are known by everybody here"

balkan:biro correspondent Chrissi Wilkens talks about crisis fatigue, German camera crews in Athens and the perception of the newspaper "Bild" in Greece.

ostpol, 16.7.2015

"Nationalism has destroyed my family and my country"

Krsto Lazarevic

Nina Bunjevac presented with "homeland" a graphic novel that not only deals with her own family history, but also the disintegration of Yugoslavia.

tageswoche, 19.4.2015

In the hinterland. IS-recruitment in Bosnia

Una Hajdari, Krsto Lazarevic

Bosnia is today one of the largest recruitment agencies for the "Islamic state". A search for traces.

tagesspiegel, 8.3.2015

The mines of Trepca are the hope for a better future in Kosovo

Krsto Lazarević

Tens of thousands of Kosovars left their homeland in January. A visit to the Trepca mines in Mitrovica, where young men hope for a future in their own country.

tageswoche, 16.2.2015

"Greece is only existing to pay debts"

Chrissi Wilkens

How is the European Parliament responding to the announcements and actions of the new Greek government? An interview with the Greek MEP Konstantina Kouneva.

FM4, 6.2.2015

Cinema in exceptional situation

Krsto Lazarević 

In 1995, in the ruins of the city, the Sarajevo Film Festival took place for the first time. The event has become the main venue of the South East European film.

jungle world, 28.8.2014
tageswoche, 23.8.2014

Stereotype view of the Balkans

Dirk Auer

Many Bulgarian intellectuals are sensitive when democratic deficits and corruption in their country are explained with an alleged Balkan mentality. For them, it is a still a kind of colonial view of the West.

Deutschlandfunk, 10.8.2014

Greece is becoming unbearable for "paperless" Migrants and Refugees

Chrisa Wilkens

The conditions in the Greek refugee camps are miserable: violence, poor food and lack of sanitary facilities are common.

FM4, 5.8.2014

Srebrenica: Grief remains large 19 years after the shame of Europe

Krsto Lazarević

19 years after the massacre of Srebrenica another 175 victims will be buried. While the Bosnians mourn, most Serbs do not care about the commemoration of the victims.

12.7.2014, tageswoche

25 years after Milosevic's "Amselfeld" speech there is only boos

Una Hajdari, Krsto Lazarević und Armend Nimani


25 years ago Slobodan Milosevic was celebrated in Kosovo by a cheering crowd of over a million Serbs. This year, the speech of the serbian President Tomislav Nikolic was accompanied by boos. The 2,000 demonstrators accused Nikolic to be a traitor who gave Kosovo away.

1.7.2014, Tageswoche

Serbia and the First World War

Dirk Auer

For months Serbia is fighting for the right interpretation of the assassination in Sarajevo. Who is to blame for the outbreak of the First World War? In Serbia such a question is touching the self-image of the nation like in no other country., 30.6.2014

Serbia and the great shadow of World War I

 Dirk Auer

Considering its size Serbia had to complain as many victims as no other nation after the World War I. Almost one in four Serb did not survive the war. Now, 100 years later, many politicians and intellectuals smell a conspiracy: Serbia, as they say, is proven once again as the mastermind of the assassination in Sarajevo - and Belgrade should at least partly be blamed for the outbreak of the First World War. What kind of commemorations are planned in Serbia? Who shares the official interpretation of events and who doesn’t?

Deutschlandfunk, 28.6.2014

100 years First World War: Debate about Gavrilo Princip

Dirk Auer

Gavrilo Princip, the assassin of Sarajevo: Hero or Terrorist? A hero he was in socialist Yugoslavia, where he was almost regarded as a precursor of Tito and the Partisans. As a hero he is still seen by Serbian nationalists, who in the 1980s and -90s took Gavrilo Princip for their goals. A very different view, however, have a number of intellectuals, theater directors and movie makers in Belgrade. They see Gavrilo Princip as an anti-colonial fighter: not a nationalist, but a socialist revolutionary figure.

27.6.2014, Deutschlandradio Kultur (Audio)

Wheat oder Weed?

Krsto Lazarevic 

To please the EU Albania destroyed its largest cannabis plantation in Lazarat.


Emergency exit left

Chrissi Wilkens

For the first time the greek Left won the European elections, the neo-Nazis are the third strongest party. SYRIZA Chairman Alexis Tsipras now brings early elections into the game.

FM4, 26.5.2014

Hero or Dog?

Krsto Lazarevic

Gavrilo Princip - for the Serbs still a hero, for the Bosnians today a terrorist. 100 years after the assassination in Sarajevo Bosnia-Herzegowina is also devided in this question. Krsto Lazarević looks for Gavrilo Princips traces and finds the great-nephew of the assassin in a motel on the outskirts of Sarajevo.

Juni 2014,

Nature doesn’t know borders

Krsto Lazarevic

The flood in the Balkans is formerly warring countries bringing together again.

21.5.2014, Tagesspiegel

Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia: Safe countries of origin?

Dirk Auer

The German government intends to classify Serbia, Macedonia and Bosnia as "safe countries of origin". As a result, asylum applications can be faster processed and - as usually - rejected. But are these countries really safe for Roma?

Hessischer Rundfunk (nur Download), 16.5.2014

Heroes only in half of the country

Krsto Lazarevic

Even the Soccer World Cup is not uniting citizens of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Bosniaks celebrate their players as national heroes, Croats are supporting the Croatian team and in the serbian part of the country the World Cup is largely ignored.

16.5.2014, Tageswoche

Bulgarian peasants struggle to survive

Simone Böcker

Nearly 400,000 farmers are in Bulgaria. Most of them are small producers with a little piece of land, a few cows or sheep. However, for the Bulgarian state they do not exist. There are no laws that are tailored to their needs. Now some of the farmers have formed an organisation to advocate for their demands.

Deutschlandfunk, 15.4.2014

Serbia before parliamentary elections

Dirk Auer

On Sunday, Serbia elects a new parliament. The winner is already known: Aleksandar Vucic, a former ultra-nationalist who practically overnight becomes a pro-European.

Deutschlandfunk, 15.3.2014

Dangerous Experiments in the Mediterranean

Chrissi Wilkens 

Greek scientists and citizens' groups are resisting the destruction of chemical weapons in the Mediterranean.

FM4, 6.3.2013

Democratic Awakening in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Dirk Auer

Two weeks ago, Bosnia and Herzegovina has been rocked by the heaviest violent unrest since the end of the war. Initially peaceful protests against poverty and corruption were gemündet in street fights and violent clashes with the police. In many cities government buildings were attacked and set on fire. Meanwhile, the protest has been transformed: citizens' forums have been established in many cities where several hundred people meet regularly to discuss their demands and problems. And it all started in the industrial city of Tuzla.

Deutschlandfunk, 24.2.2012
Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Kommentar), 23.2.2014

Art in times of crisis

Chrissi Wilkens

State funds for art have broken away in Greece. Therefore, the artists are looking for new ways to present their work. According to estimates there are now about 60 artists' collectives.

Deutschlandfunk, 29.12.2013

Back to Greece amid the crisis?

Chrissi Wilkens

As more and more young Greeks are leaving their home country, there are also some who return.

FM4, 20.10.2014

Putin welcomed with military parade in Serbia

Krsto Lazarević

Putin was welcomed at the anniversary of the liberation of Belgrade 70 years ago with all honors - while the EU urges Serbia to comply with sanctions against Russia.

Die Welt, 16.10.2014

After the "Bosnian Spring": Bosnia-Herzegovina after the elections

Dirk Auer

In February, the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina protested against poverty and corruption in all major cities of the country. What is left from the "Bosnian Spring"?

Deutschlandfunk, 9.10.2014
Deutschlandradio Kultur, 8.10.2014

Police parade for Human rights

Krsto Lazarević

On Sunday the first Gay Pride since four years took place in Belgrade. The event had to be protected by 6000 policemen.

tageswoche, 29.9.2014



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Dirk Auer 
Schlachtfeld der Erinnerung. Serbien und der große Schatten des Ersten Weltkriegs
Deutschlandfunk, 28.6.2014


Dirk Auer und Simone Böcker 
Geteilte Stadt, geteiltes Leben. Mostar 20 Jahre nach der Zerstörung der "Alten Brück"
Deutschlandfunk, 9.11.2013


Simone Böcker 
Verlassene Landschaften. Bulgariens Nordwesten
Deutschlandfunk, 2.2.2013


Dirk Auer und Merlin Nadj-Torma 
Wo der Balkan sich an Mitteleuropa anlehnt. Die Vielvölkerprovinz Vojvodina
Deutschlandfunk, 8.12.2012


Dirk Auer und Simone Böcker 
Tito Superstar. Sehnsucht nach jugoslawischen Zeiten?
Südwestrundfunk, 7.5.2012

Simone Böcker: 
Notizen aus dem toten Winkel Europas. Im Dreiländereck zwischen Bulgarien, Türkei und Griechenland
Deutschlandfunk, 25.2.2012


Dirk Auer: 
Alltag im Niemandsland. Zankapfel Nordkosovo
Deutschlandfunk, 28.1.2012

Dirk Auer und Simone Böcker: 
Schweres Erbe. Muslime in Bulgarien
Deutschlandfunk, 27.8.2011


Simone Böcker u. Chrissi Wilkens: 
Der Hafen von Piräus. Chinesische Investoren planen das "Rotterdam des Südens"
Deutschlandfunk, 9.7.2011

Dirk Auer:
Falsche Heimat. Die Abschiebung der Roma in den Kosovo
Deutschlandfunk, 1.2.2011

Simone Böcker u. Chrissi Wilkens:
Thessaloniki. Stadt der vielen Erinnerungen.
, 25.9.2010

Dirk Auer u. Chrissi Wilkens:
Allein nach Europa. Minderjährige Flüchtlinge in Griechenland

, 28.8.2010

Simone Böcker:
Exodus. Die Vertreibung der bulgarischen Türken vor 20 Jahren

, 29.12.2009

Dirk Auer u. Simone Böcker: 
Tauziehen um Mazedonien. Zum Namensstreit zwischen FYROM und Griechenland
Deutschlandfunk, 22.8.2009


Dirk Auer: 
Ich dachte, jetzt ist das Leben zu Ende. Abgeschoben in den Kosovo
Südwestrundfunk, 23.3.2009

Simone Böcker: 
Mutra - Die Fratze. Organisierte Kriminalität in Bulgarien
Deutschlandfunk, 24.1.2009


Dirk Auer u. Boris Kanzleiter: Sehnsucht nach Normalität. Serbien und das schwere Erbe des Krieges
Deutschlandfunk, 25.10.2008

Dirk Auer u. Simone Böcker: Jugend, Freundschaft, Hoffnung. Vom Leben in Sofias Plattenbauten
Deutschlandfunk, 15.3.2008

Dirk Auer u. Boris Kanzleiter: Die "Faust Gottes" vor dem UN-Tribunal. Freiheitskampf und organisierte Kriminalität im Kosovo
Deutschlanfunk, 8.1..2008

Dirk Auer u. Boris Kanzleiter: Vergessene Opfer. Die Vertreibung der Roma aus dem Kosovo
Deutschlandfunk, 21.11.2006




"Kein Wort stand in den Geschichts-
büchern", darin: Dirk Auer über ein vergessenes KZ und Simone Böcker über die zweischneidige Geschichte der Rettung der bulgarischen Juden.

Sonderheft der Flüchtlingsräte (2010) zu Antiziganismus, darin: Dirk Auer: Vertreibung, Blei und Straflosigkeit. Der Krieg und die Tragödie der Roma im Kosovo

Ausstelungskatalog "Blick zurück nach vorn". Ein Fotoprojekt mit abgeschobenen Jugendlichen aus Deutschland