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bosnet-digest V5 #78 / Monday, 26 February 1996

From: Dzevat Omeragic <dzevat@EE.MCGILL.CA>

Bosnia-Herzegovina News Directory


  • [01] BH Info Pages: BH Television programming-on-the-Net

  • [02] Towards Permanent International Tribunal

  • [03] "Conflict And Crisis" Conference Update

  • [01] BH Info Pages: BH Television programming-on-the-Net

    Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina Information Pages Europe
    Damir Tomicic

    Erlangen - Germany

    Ahmed Chamka
    Eudia Simson
    Frank Tiggelaar

    Amsterdam - The Netherlands

    Added to our BHT-programming-on-the-Net today are :

    1) "Intervju : Ministar unutrasnjih polova FBIH, Avdo Hebib"
    Interview with the Bosnian Federation's Government Minister of Internal Affairs, Mr Avdid Hebib, as broadcast last night - 23-02-1996 at 22:30 Sarajevo Time. Real-Audio format, 18 minutes playing time.

    2) "Mali Slager"
    The childrens' program as broadcast last night - 23-02-1996 at 22:50 Sarajevo time. The program contained 4 children's songs, which we have brought on line individually as uncompressed .wav files, i.e. to get the complete program you will have to download these 4 files (each 3-4 mins) from the BHT-page :

    song 1 : Zuta Gora
    song 2 : Sve na Svijetu Ima Ime
    song 3 : Bosanko Autobus iz Snova
    song 4 : Djeca Bosne

    The files will remain on line for a week, so you could download them at a pace of one a day, if your kids are willing to wait that long :-))

    The music files are the first BHT-programs to be located on our server in the USA. We would like feedback concerning download times : When e-mailing us, please state name of file, date and time of download, your modem speed, the country where you downloaded from and the time it took to download. Thank you very much for your help to optimize our service.

    We would like to thank you all for your messages of encouragement and requests. Last night alone we received over 20 ! We shall try to answer them all, but it may take a few days. Please bear with us : Getting programs out on the WEB is our priority. All in all just the audio files require 8 hours of work every day before you can click on them, and there's only four of us doing the work...

    Please keep sending your wish lists, though, they enable us to gear the service to your preferences. This weekend we shall try to get the BHT program schedules on line on a "BHT Programming Page". Check our 'New(s)-page' please.

    As stated earlier, following 'popular demand' we shall refresh the BHT Dnevnik and HRT's 19:00 Dnevnik today and tomorrow (normally there are no updates during weekends, as the rest of the site requires a lot of maintenance as well)
    This weekend's service by courtesy of Ahmed and Mirenko.

    1) "Intervju sa Clanom Predsjednistva RBiH i Potpredsjednikom Federacija BiH Prof. Dr Ejupum Ganicem"

    Interview with the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina's President and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina's Acting President Prof Dr Ejup Ganic, as broadcast last night - 24-02-1996 at 22:30 Sarajevo Time. Real-Audio format, 59 minutes playing time.

    As stated earlier, following 'popular demand' we shall refresh the BHT Dnevnik and HRT's 19:00 Dnevnik today (normally there are no updates during weekends, as the rest of the site requires a lot of maintenance as well)

    This weekend's service by courtesy of Ahmed and Mirenko.

    At URL we have published a 'skeleton' BHT programming schedule; we are working with BHT and the BiH Embassy in Brussels to get more accurate and up-to-date details on line.

    On Wednesday February 28 we shall only be able to refresh BHT's Dnevnik, no other news files on this date - sorry. On 28-02 the news may also be on line a couple of hours later than normal.

    The daily news from BHT can be found at
    The other BHT programs are at URL
    If you would like to actually see the BHT programs, please send an empty VHS video cassette in re-usable wrapping/packaging with a label with the return adress on it to the adress below, and we'll return it to you with BHT recorded on it (For the time being return-postage is on us). Currently we can only handle PAL-system video.

    The adress to send your empty cassette to is:

    Kralenbeek 616
    1104 KH Amsterdam-zuidoost
    The Netherlands

    If your're interested in audio-cassettes with BHT programming on it please follow the same procedure in sending us (a) blank cassette(s), stating what format you want us to use on the cassette's label (Dolby B, Dolby C, Dolby S, no noise reduction)

    Under this scheme we can also handle open reel tapes up to 27 cms, at 9.5, 19 and 38 cms/sec, 2/4-4/4

    PS If you are not yet listed on our "E-mail-adresses of people from Bosnia"-page, please have a look at and send us an e-mail to be included in the directory. As the page grows, it is getting busier and busier : we know that a number of contacts between people have been established via this page since it went on line two weeks ago.

    We are looking to update the e-mail adresses of :
    Aganagic, Aida (? Canada ?)
    Berhamovic, Selma (? United Kingdom ?)

    Please send your info to <> FT

    [02] Towards Permanent International Tribunal

    Via TWatch
                        FROM AD HOC TRIBUNALS FOR
                          A PUBLIC CONFERENCE
                       Saturday, March 23, 1996
                                9:00 a.m.
                    Notre Dame Law School Courtroom
           Sponsored by: The Center for Civil and Human Rights,
                and the Midwest Coalition for Human Rights
                         In Cooperation with:
                          Human Rights Watch,
                      Amnesty International USA,
     Notre Dame Law School's International Law Students' Association,
       The Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies,
         The Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies,
      and The United Nations Association, St. Joseph County Chapter.

    Brief description:

    At this conference members of the Prosecutor's Office for these two ad hoc international criminal tribunals will provide an assessment of their progress to date and will highlight both their most significant achievements as well as their most difficult challenges. Based upon this assessment they will help to formulate a number of recommendations for those working on the establishment of a permanent international criminal court.

                               Program Agenda
                          Saturday, March 23, 1996
     9:00 -  9:30 a.m.              Registration & Refreshments
     9:30 -  9:45 a.m.              Welcome - Dean David T. Link
     9:45 - 10:15 a.m.              Opening Remarks - Cherif Bassiouni
    10:15 - 11:45 a.m.              Panel #1
                                    Chair - Professor Dinah Shelton
                                    W.J. Fenrick - International Humanitarian Law and Criminal Trials
                                    W.Q. Zhu - The Tribunal, The Court and the UN
                                    Questions and Answers
    12:00 -  1:45 p.m.              Luncheon Address (Pre-Registration Required)
                                    Justice Goldstone
     2:00 -  3:30 p.m.              Panel #2
                                    Chair -
                                    G. Ruxton - Judicial Cooperation
                                    C. Cisse - ICTY/ICTR - A Comparison
                                    F. Harhoff - A Civil Lawyer's Perspective
                                    on Tribunal Proceedings
                                    Questions and Answers
     3:45 -  5:15 p.m.              Pane #3
                                    Chair - Professor Teresa Phelps
                                    P. Sellers - The ICTY and Gender Issues
                                    R. Dixon - Evidentiary Issues Before the ICTY
                                    M. Keegan - Preparation of Cases
                                    Questions and Answers
     5:15 -  5:45 p.m.              Closing Remarks - G. Blewitt
    There is no registration fee for the conference itself, however the luncheon does require pre-registration and a fee of $20.00. Please contact me at any of the addresses or numbers listed below if you will be attending the conference and/or the luncheon (please address checks to: The Center for Civil and Human Rights).
    Garth Meintjes                            Phone: (219) 631-8544
    Associate Director                        Fax: (219) 631-6371
    Center for Civil and Human Rights         E-Mail:
    Notre Dame Law School

    [03] "Conflict And Crisis" Conference Update

    Roger McNeil for Bosnia Advocates of Metrowest
    Update to previous posting. Note that the start times for the events have changed and that Roy Gutman of "Newsday" has been added as a participant the first night.

    The Wilson Symposium


    A several-day symposium at Wellesley College; Rte. 135, Wellesley, Massachusetts, MARCH 4 - 8, 1996

    All events, except the Wednesday panel, will take place in the Science Center, Room 277. The Wednesday panel will take place in Room 377

    For more information, contact Prof. Thomas Cushman, Department of Sociology, Wellesley College, (617) 283-2142

    MONDAY, March 4
    4:45 p.m., Journalists Panel

    • Anthony Lewis, "NY Times" columnist
    • Randolph Ryan, "Boston Globe" reporter
    • Roy Gutman, "Newsday" reporter
    • Moderator: Thomas Cushman, Wellesley College

    TUESDAY, March 5
    4:45 p.m., Panel on "Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing"

    • Stjepan Mestrovic, Professor of Sociology, Texas A&M University; Author of Habits of the Balkan Heart, The Barbarian Temperament, Balkanization of the West
    • Philip Cohen, M.D., advisor to the UN Mission of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Author of the forthcoming Serbia at War with History
    • Srdja Popovic, human rights lawyer
    • Moderator: Thomas Cushman, Wellesley College

    7:30 p.m., Talk by David Rieff, author of Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West. Title of talk: "Bosnia After Dayton: Are Peace and Justice Reconcilable?"

    WEDNESDAY, March 6
    4:45 p.m., Panel on "Nationalism"

    • Liah Greenfeld, Professor, Boston University
    • Philip Kohl, Professor, Wellesley College
    • Dzemal Sokolovic, Professor, University of Sarajevo
    • Moderator: Thomas Cushman, Wellesley College

    7:30 p.m., Talk by Brian Hall, journalist and author of The Impossible Country. Title of talk: "The Serbs: Is to Understand to Forgive?"

    THURSDAY, March 7
    4:45 p.m., Film Showing and Discussion by German documentary filmmaker Sybille Bassler. Title: "Rape as a Means of Warfare."

    7:30 p.m., Talk by Ivo Banac, Professor, Yale University; author of The Yugoslav National Question.

    FRIDAY, March 8
    4:45 p.m., Panel on Activism

    • Steven Walker, head of American Committee to Save Bosnia
    • Sheri Fink, head of Students Against Genocide
    • Larry Rosenwald, Professor, Wellesley College
    • Moderator: Thomas Cushman, Wellesley College
    The Symposium's primary sponsor is the Wilson Lecture Fund, with additional support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Department of Sociology, Office of Equal Opportunity and Multicultural Affairs, and the Russian Area Studies Program.

    Roger McNeil
    901 Pleasant Street
    Framingham MA 01701

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