The Serbian boy, 12, getting death threats for his blog | The Independent
A geeky boy with wire-rimmed spectacles, outdated haircut and slightly shiny pinstriped suit seems an unlikely target for irate Serbian nationalists. But the blog of year-old Rastko Pocesta — where he argues for greater ties between Serbia and the European Union, calls for the recognition of an independent Kosovo and condemns the Srebrenica massacre — has led to death threats against the schoolboy. Posts such as: "I'll wait for you in front of school and kill you" have appeared on his site. His mother, Suzanna, alerted the authorities and her son has now been placed under police protection. I am fighting for the right of different opinion to be expressed and against violence," Rastko told The Independent in an interview at his modest home in downtown Belgrade, speaking in a wise, polished and diplomatic voice far older than his years.
Serbia was just voted in at 5 in a poll of the most attractive countries in the world. To put that in context — this is a country that borders among other countries Bulgaria, Albania and Romania. So to say genetics play a bigger part than geography is an understatement. From tanned skins rarely susceptible to sunburn, to beautiful features and people with genetic cocktails that allow them to generally drink and eat large quantities without gaining weight, the benefits of being a nation that was never an English colony are endless.
Women participate in a FemWiki workshop in Kraljevo , to increase gender diversity on the Serbian Wikipedia. These events help them form friendships, share advice and support each other to write more articles about women and gender issues. FemWiki is a volunteer project started in May to help increase the number of women who edit Wikipedia in the Serbian language — as well as the quality and quantity of articles about gender issues, feminist terminology and biographies of women.