All articles by: Jelena Prtoric

Jelena Prtoric is a journalist that (mainly) covers South-eastern Europe, she writes for web and print platforms, in Croatian, English, and French. She usually writes about politics, human rights, culture, the environment, and a variety of social topics.

In-depth | The past, now | Education

We learn the past differently

By - 28.09.2018

History classes are still the teacher of Balkan identity.

One-on-one | Croatia

Bojana Genov: ‘The church is the biggest obstacle to achieving women’s rights in Croatia’

By - 24.09.2018

Croatian feminist activist discusses how to win over conservative forces that are attempting to renounce women’s rights.

One-on-one | bosnia

Zilka Spahić-Šiljak: ‘Ethnic division leads to women — but also men — having their rights violated’

By - 17.09.2018

TALKING BALKAN FEMINISM (PART 4) — Gender studies professor talks about religion and feminism, and how nationalism affects woman.

One-on-one | Feminism

Adriana Zaharijević: Feminism is the standard bugbear

By - 10.09.2018

Talking Balkan Feminism (Part 3) — Philosopher from Belgrade talks about feminism, communism and transition.

In-depth | Croatia

Killing freedom of speech in Croatia

By - 06.02.2018

An increasing number of assaults on journalists remain unpunished.

In-depth | Culture

Rewriting history

By - 19.08.2017

How socialist Yugoslavia’s legacy is being removed from the landscape.

One-on-one | Culture

Damir Imamovic: “If someone expects a sevdah singer to stay put, I won’t be their favorite sevdah singer”

By - 19.05.2017

Performer and sevdah theorist talks music, politics, nationalism, and tradition.