Monday, 20 July 2009
by Kathryn Hadley
On Friday, I wrote an article about the burial, on July 11th, of over 300 newly identified Bosniak Muslim victims of the Srebrenica massacre. Over 200,000 people attended the ceremony at the Srebrenica-Potocari Memorial and Cemetery, which marked 14 years since the massacre on July 11th 1995.
Nick Hawton was the BBC's correspondent in Sarajevo and Belgrade from 2002 to 2008. With the trial of the former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic due to begin, he reflects on his time reporting in a region where history is still used to justify war in an article published in our latest August edition.
Our August issue will be published online later this week, but for an exclusive preview of Hawton's article read Conflicting Truths: The Bosnian War
Picture: Radovan Karadzic (right) with his military commander Ratko Mladic in Pale, Serbia in August 1993