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Feminist and political activist (Women in Black; CodePink) Jasmina Tesanovic is a writer, journalist, translator and a film director. In 1978 she promoted the first feminist conference in Eastern Europe, “Drug-ca Zena” (Belgrade). With Slavica Stojanovic, she founded the first feminist publishing house in the Balkans, “Feminist 94.″ She is the author of Diary of a Political Idiot, translated in 12 languages: a war diary written during the 1999 conflict in Kosovo. Since then she has been publishing her work on blogs and other media, always connected to the Internet.

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Virtual Court in The Hague

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2015 | 4:03 AM


For those of us who once lived in the former Yugoslavia, The Hague is the symbol for international tribunals. Our bloodstained nation is just a myth nowadays, but this court, a congelation of nations, still exists in a building in the Netherlands, processing...

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Maker Faire Rome 2015

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2015 | 10:34 AM


Maker Faire Rome, in its third year and already a tradition, had a hundred thousand visitors. Students were the protagonists this year: the huge fair was held all over the wide campus of the Sapienza University of Rome.

Real Italian revolutions have...

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Belgrade Gay Pride 2015

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2015 | 5:02 PM


Photo Boban Karovic

The successful gay parade this year in Belgrade resulted in a rather dirty aftermath among the participants. 

I am pleased that this year this dangerous, always threatened event was a truly "gay" parade. People threw flowers at the participants instead...

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My Stolen Life

(2) Comments | Posted September 4, 2015 | 11:28 AM


My handbag was stolen two months ago. It happened in seconds in a mall in Turin , Italy. I never saw the thief, and neither did my husband, sitting two meters from the scene of the crime a fast food Japanese restaurant. 

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We Are All Refugees

(5) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 10:44 AM

photo Elvira Veselinovic

Once I was a refugee, too. During the fall of former Yugoslavia, I visited many refugees camps all over the war-torn region. I edited a book of refugee stories.

Every war is different, so we should never put...

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Internet of Women Things

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 8:35 AM

Does anything feminine ever exist as such? A history of invisibility cannot guarantee material results. 

      Does anything feminine ever exist as such? A history of invisibility cannot guarantee material results.

We know they existed historically, these creative women who worked...

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Women's Tribunal, Sarajevo 2015

(2) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 11:29 AM

I am a Woman in Black from Belgrade.  I was one of the organizers of the the first feminist conference in East Europe, Drug-ca Zena in 1978 in Belgrade.  I am also the author of  "The Diary of the Political Idiot," maybe the first war diary written by a woman...

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(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2015 | 4:35 AM

The people who hit the streets, on the first of May in Italy, wanted to celebrate the day of labor in the major cities. Also, to express their worries about the lack of work and the unemployment (which is now 43 percent...

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CasaJasmina: Work in Progress

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 8:33 AM

CasaJasmina from Jasmina Tesanovic on Vimeo.

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Transmediale 2015, Berlin

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 6:26 PM

photo by Jasmina Tesanovic

Transmediale is an ideal event for taking the moral temperature of the alternative Internet crowd. This year: feverish.

The theme was certainly well chosen: "Capture All", meaning everything instrumented, everything streaming data under surveillance. The total act...

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(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 3:52 AM

Nevermore from Jasmina Tesanovic on Vimeo.

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To War You Go (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 6:55 AM

In Guerra andrai/ To War You Go from Jasmina Tesanovic on Vimeo.

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DokuFest: Prizren 2014

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 6:46 AM

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Casa Jasmina

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 12:00 PM

Bruce Sterling : Casa Jasmina from Jasmina Tesanovic on Vimeo.

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Women Who Loot

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2014 | 11:30 AM

Chapter from My Life Without Me

October 5th, 2000, a historical day for Serbia. Where was I? The invisible? I was on BBC, CNN, local TV etc... All day, every hour, with the title, "citizens looting the Serbian parliament."

Yes, that was my life with me in it,...

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Big White Face

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 11:36 AM

Song performed with Arduino

Big White Face from Jasmina Tesanovic on Vimeo.

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Maker Faire Rome: CasaJasmina

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 12:16 PM

Last year, Maker Faire Roma was a Roman colossus, and this year, the second edition, Maker Faire was American in scale, meaning colossal but normally so. It had the look and feel of SXSW Interactive in Austin, when legions of thousands of geeks invade a city with their gadgets, ideas,...

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Gaza Song

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 1:41 PM

Gaza Song from Jasmina Tesanovic on Vimeo.

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Kosovo Is Not Serbia

(29) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 11:49 AM

Crossing the border from Serbia to Kosovo is easy. Serbian citizens can get by with daily ID, as if they were EU citizen inside the EU Schengen fortress.

If you are, for example, a globetrotting American, it gets interesting. The Kosovo border officers admire your travel stamps and ask jolly...

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Far Far Away

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 4:57 AM

Hacking War Songs, new video for my SXSW 2015 panel

Far Far Away from Jasmina Tesanovic on Vimeo.

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