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Allan Little & Jasmin Mujanović discuss Crisis of democracy in the Balkans

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IN CONVERSATION: Dr Jasmin Mujanović , author of new book, Hunger and Fury, will be in conversation with Allan Little, BBC Special Correspondent who covered the war in the Balkans for the BBC and chaired by Marsaili Fraser, former head of the EU Special Representative's political office in Bosnia and political advisor to Paddy Ashdown when he was High Representative in Sarajevo.


Allan Little joined the BBC in 1983. He was a Special Correspondent and Presenter for the BBC and reported from over 39 countries; his postings included Moscow, southern Africa, the former Yugoslavia and France. He was the first radio journalist to be allowed into Baghdad after the 1991 air war began; he covered the aftermath of the genocide in Rwanda; and he reported the civil war in Zaire. Allan left the BBC at the end of 2014 to pursue other projects and became Chairman of the Edinburgh International Book Festival in 2015. Allan has won several awards including a Gold Sony Radio Award for Reporter of the Year in 1992 and in 1994 he was named the Bayeux War Correspondent of the Year. He received the British Journalism Review Charles Wheeler Award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcast Journalism in 2012.


Jasmin Mujanović is a political scientist specializing in the politics of post-authoritarian and post-conflict democratization. His book Hunger and Fury: The Crisis of Democracy in the Balkans (Hurst Publishers & Oxford University Press) examines the persistence of illiberal forms of governance in the Western Balkans since the end of the Yugoslav Wars. His publications appear in various academic journals, edited volumes, policy reports for Freedom House, the European Council on Foreign Relations, and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, as well as popular analyses in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Al Jazeera, openDemocracy, and a host of other media. He has a prominent social media presence and has made appearances for international television and radio programs on Al Jazeera, CBC Radio, Huffington Post Live, Voice of America, as well as numerous Balkan media outlets. Originally from Sarajevo, he is currently a Fellow at the EastWest Institute and a policy consultant for the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung – Dialogue Southeast Europe office.


Marsaili Fraser is on the board of Remembering Srebrenica Scotland and worked in Bosnia until last year, latterly as head of the EU Special Representative's political office, seconded by the FCO. She has worked in other Balkan countries and was a political advisor to Paddy Ashdown when he was High Representative in Sarajevo.

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