Boštjan Videmšek is an award-winning foreign correspondent and a crisis/war reporter for the biggest Slovenian daily, DELO.

He also contributes to several European, US and Australian newspapers and magazines. Boštjan is the author of four books (21st Century Conflicts: Remnants of Wars, Revolt: Arab Spring vs. European Fall, Ultrablues and On the Run: Modern Exodus). He has reported from all major conflict zones in the past 20 years. He specializes in refugees, migration and the consequences of climate change. 

 

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Name
Boštjan Videmšek
Country
Slovenia
City
Ljubljana
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The bottleneck of the Balkan route

BIHAC - Western Bosnia and Herzegovina is a bottleneck for migrants and refugees who are fleeing across the Balkans. Many of them are caught en route to Northern or Western Europe on Slovenian territory, from where they are being systematically handed over to Croatian authorities in the last year. In Croatia, they are often exposed to police violence. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, where they finally end up, they are condemned to an interminable wait.

A migrant from Afghanistan in the camp Bira in Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina