FULLY BOOKED 20th anniversary of the Bosnian war

Talk April 11, 2012 7:00 PM

It is 20 years since the beginning of the war that unleashed a wave of violence against Bosnians and Croats at the hands of Serbian President Slobodan Miloševic and his allies, the Bosnian Serbs.

During the three and half years of conflict sparked by the break up of the Yugoslav republic, countless UN Security Council resolutions did little to halt the indiscriminate shelling of cities and towns, ethnic cleansing and genocide. The international community proved powerless as journalists uncovered evidence of systematic mass rape and the existence of concentration and death camps.

Memories of that conflict have been evoked in recent months not only because of this anniversary, but because of fears that Syria is following the same pattern. But after the eyes of the world have moved on, what has happened to the people of Bosnia?

Ed Vulliamy writer for the Guardian and Observer will be joining Frontline Club founder Vaughan Smith in conversation to look back at the impact of the war both then and on people’s lives today.

Ed Vulliamy, writer for the Guardian and Observer. He is author of Amexica: War Along the Borderlineand most recently The War is Dead, Long Live the War – Bosnia: the Reckoning documenting the war in Bosnia.

Chaired by Frontline Club founder Vaughan Smith, who during the 1990s worked as an award winning independent cameraman and video news journalist covering wars and conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya, Kosovo and elsewhere.

Picture credit Robert King