In early January this year in the settlement of Janja, near Bijeljina, post-war returnees were disturbed by gunfire near the mosque. This was just one of more than 100 incidents and statements we have registered during our year-long mapping of the spreading of hatred during election year. From October last year to this year’s elections, BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina has closely monitored every incident and statement that could be associated with the spreading of hatred, but also denials of war crimes. In this edition of the programme, we’ll be talking to people from Bijeljina, Konjic and Sarajevo about how hatred affects them and what they are doing to confront it.
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