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Call for Applications: “Balkans Voices” Digital Media Program

Call for Applications: “Balkans Voices” Digital Media Program

This 8-week Miami University summer program is based in the capital, Pristina. Students attend classes in Journalism and International Studies, and intern at a news agency or NGO, 4 days a week, with 3-day weekends for exploring Southeastern Europe.

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Microbrewery aims to add new flavors to Kosovo beer scene one bottle at a time

Microbrewery aims to add new flavors to Kosovo beer scene one bottle at a time

PRISTINA – Kosovo’s first microbrewery Sabaja, located just outside the city in Gracanica continues to find growing success as they enter their fourth year of business. Working with local restaurants, supermarkets and festivals, such as Beer Fest Kosova. Sabaja founder Alex Butler has made a name for himself and his partners in the Kosovo beer scene.

Recycling and clean-up programs having mixed success

Recycling and clean-up programs having mixed success

In a small office south of the Bill Clinton statue in Pristina, Nora Cukaj scrolls through a picture album on Facebook. The page for her organization —Let’s Do It Kosova – is filled with pictures from projects across the country. With a bright red fingernail, she pointed at the most recent set of pictures. Two men stand in a shallow river, pulling paper and plastic from a tangle near the pillar of a bridge.

A monument highlights environmental issues, but has limitations

A monument highlights environmental issues, but has limitations

Nita Qena handpainted the entire monument herself last February and has been involved in the Newborn sign’s evolution since Ismaili, her husband, revealed it when Kosovo gained independence on February 17, 2008. She hoped to use environmentally-friendly paint to fit the theme, but Qena had to use oil-based paint in order for the design to handle all kinds of weather until the monument is repainted next February.