Monday, 16 February 2009

Any news today?

We still log onto the BBC website to follow the news, but in doing so we’d be forgiven for thinking we live in a part of the world where nothing happens. Obviously that’s not true. However news from Bosnia Herzegovina is clearly not seen as a priority by Auntie’s editors. But doing a search today I turned up a video worth watching. It’s about the ongoing mine clearance, a project I didn’t realise was supposed to have been finished by next month. The country now has a ten year extension on this deadline.

OK, if we're honest the video is not really 'worth watching' material; it's short and shallow and the accompanying text even more so. Neither do the subject matter justice. So what do you do if you want to find some local news but don’t speak local well enough to read the local papers or websites? Thanks to some Brits in Bosnia we found BalkanInsight.com, which seems to do the trick.

2 comments:

fraught mummy said...

Couldn't agree more. You'd never know we live in an area that poses the biggest threat to the security in Europe from the amount of coverage it gets. Guess we'll have to wait for Mladic to be caught before they mention Bosnia again... Economist does an occasional article. Glad you found Balkan Insight though, they are def the best for general news stuff - but there are some interesting more analytical papers available on the web too if you are interested. In the meantime, I'm back to the bbc for rugby and cricket reports as for some reason Balkan Insight doesn't report that.

fraught mummy said...

Oh - and SouthEast European Times another good source - www.setimes.com