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Belgium, Brussels, Denmark, France, Geneva, Kopenhagen, Paris, San Sebastian, Spain, Stockholm, Sweden, Switzerland
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
Many of the groups and persons involved in support and solidarity activities with Bosnia and Herzegovina saw disseminating information about BiH and the realities of the war as one of their crucial tasks. They estimated that these topics were not present enough in mainstream media, or were described in a misleading way, and that there was a substantial lack of information and understanding about the war in their societies. To counter this, they used tools such as books, films, exhibitions and public discussions. In various European countries, local solidarity groups also published their own newsletters. They were addressed both to their members and the general public, and were often distributed during activities the groups were organizing in their home countries. In these newsletters, the groups provided reports about the war and BiH as well as their own activities, informing aslo other citizens about possibilities how to support them.
Examples include: “Låt Bosnien Leva” (“Let Bosnia live”), published in Stockholm by the initiative with the same name ; “Mirna Bosna” (Peaceful Bosnia), by “Solidarité Bosnie” in Geneva; “Samen met / avec Tuzla” (With Tuzla), by IWA Belgium, Verona Forum and Balkan Aktie; “Konvoj til Bosnien”, by the group with the same name in Denmark; “Oslobodjenje – SOS Balkanes”, by the Basque organisation “SOS Balkanes”; “No pasaran”, by members of the “Coordination étudiante contre la purification ethnique” (Students’ Coordination against ethnic cleansing) in Paris who had previously published the brochure “Bosnie – Réagir!”.