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HMD journalism lesson plan Schools materials

HMD journalism lesson plan

This discussion resource is for students aged 16+ interested in journalism, to be used in Media or English. You will learn about how the media was used during the Genocide in Bosnia, and discuss issues of the journalist as a witness to a genocide or similar atrocity and the responsibility and ethics of the press.

Films Life Stories

Kemal's story

This testimony has been provided to the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust by Kemal Pervanić, a survivor of the Bosnian war, who has provided three specially edited short testimony films taken from his new film Pretty Village.


Sero's story

The film sees Kemal return to the village in which he used to live in the Prijedor area of Bosnia. The film highlights the intimate, intra-community nature of the violence and expulsions, survivors recount being persecuted by neighbours, school mates, even their own teachers.

Christiane Amanpour Life Stories

Christiane Amanpour

Throughout the Bosnian War, journalist Christiane Amanpour reported from the front line, witnessing the violence of a bloody civil war and the genocide which unfolded in Srebrenica. Her experiences raise challenging questions about the role of journalists and media organisations during situations of conflict and genocide.