Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bosnia: Media and understanding..

Every year, Potocari is the location of the event that marks the years passing since the genocide that took place in Srebrenica. Walkers take part in the Peace March, or Mars Mira, then on July 11th, "the burial of the dead", a ceremonial, but real, funeral where the victims who has been identified may be laid to rest. It is though, also a massive media event. All attention is on the mourners that are saying their last farewells to the victims who can finally be buried. It must be difficult sometimes, to mourn while having all kinds of lenses pointed at you. It takes time to make a compressive story on something that should be told. Respect is also needed. Sometimes, respect is lacking in Potocari.
All focus on the funeral that is taking place.
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