Day 26 - 22.12.2014 - 19:55 - Enemies -
Daniel Peters, Paul Nehf and Jan Frankowski: Three young journalists that were born and raised in different parts of Germany. While Daniel grew up in the Rhineland, Paul was raised in Swabia and Jan in Bavaria. Our stereotypical accents and sometimes slightly different ways of approaching things are often subject to jokes. For us it is hard to believe that growing up in different regions of the same country can make you enemies for the rest of your life. But that’s what’s going on in many places all over Europe. Ethnical tensions result in political crisis and therefore problems in the society.
Our goal is to get in touch with members of the “Generation Separation” while traveling European cities that are divided due to ethnical issues. We want to find answers to questions like: „How does it feel to cross the buffer zone of the United Nations only to meet your friends on the other side of Cyprus?“, and „Where are the thin lines of cooperation between people, surrounded by the turmoil of Kosovar politics?“
For us the ethnical diversity is important for Europe’s future. An universal idea, such as the European one, is only valuable when your neighbour is a part of it.
Day 26 - 22.12.2014 - 19:55 - Enemies -
Day 9 - 5.12.2014 - 21:08 - Enemies -
By BRANISLAV NESOVIC
After a couple of meetings with NGOs and civil society projects, we had a positive feeling about the young generation in Kosovo. However, to understand the Balkan you need a lot more time… and expert views. Branislav Nesovic (28) shares insights about the situation in his current town Mitrovica.
The two communities, Serbs and Kosovar-Albanians, in Mitrovica basically do not communicate except in some multi-ethnic parts of the city . In Kosovo 70% of all Serbians and Albanians according to UNDP study haven’t seen a person from the other side in the last three months Serbs in larger numbers simply do not go to urban centres in the rest of Kosovo, fearing for security and due to freedom of movement issues. A big problem for the youth is the language. In former times most people here knew Serbian, but nowadays the youth from the two communities can at best only communicate in English. Lesen Sie weiter…
Day 8 - 4.12.2014 - 13:00 - Enemies -
Today Team Enemies reports about a music school in the divided city of Mitrovica.
Young people of Serbian and Albanian descent play music together there.
Day 7 - 3.12.2014 - 20:03 - Enemies -
In Belgrade Jan Frankowski of Team Enemies summarizes the team’s experiences in Mitrovica.
Day 7 - 3.12.2014 - 16:14 - Enemies -
Team Enemies is on the road with Former Kosovo-Albanian presidential advisor, Sali Cacaj – investigating ethnical hatred in Kosovo.
Day 7 - 3.12.2014 - 14:39 - Enemies -
Day 6 - 2.12.2014 - 23:30 - Enemies -
Day 6 - 2.12.2014 - 21:24 - Enemies -
Team Enemies talked to German KFOR-Soldiers about the conflict in the city of Mitrovica.
Day 6 - 2.12.2014 - 20:44 - Enemies -
Day 6 - 2.12.2014 - 16:50 - Enemies -
— Daniel Peters (@derDanielPeters) December 2, 2014
Day 6 - 2.12.2014 - 13:10 - Enemies -
Day 6 - 2.12.2014 - 0:11 - Enemies -
Day 5 - 1.12.2014 - 22:24 - Cyprus -
The routes of Generation Separation are ambitious and exciting. Team Enemies reports about its trip from Cyprus via Serbia to Kosovo.
By Paul Nehf
The short Bangladeshi guy furrows his brow: „I’m sorry, you are late. I have to close in half an hour. And tomorrow is Sunday, I won’t be here.“ I take a deep breath. I know that begging is not one of my best skills. But we need to upload the videos now! In front of my inner eye I see Team Berlin already getting their knives out. Time for plan B. “How much do you want to let the computer running until Monday?”, I ask. The owner of the cyber café just next to our hotel in Nicosia looks at me for a while. Then he takes a calculator. I prepare myself for the upcoming bazar situation. How much will he say? Can I bargain him down to, let’s say, 30 Euros? “Okay…”, the Bangladeshi starts, “give me four Euro.” “Four?” I am astonished. Does he know that in this moment he is the life insurance for the GenZapp-Show of the following day? He probably is not aware. I give him ten Euros. It never felt so fair.
The next morning we (over)load our small rental car, press ourselves between all those bags of equipment and head towards the airport of Larnaka. Four pale ghosts after three days of almost no sleep. Leaving this beautiful island behind, the warm and friendly people, the stories around the inner-Cypriot border. Even the unofficially named Miss GenSep 2014.
Protagonists of our GenZapp-Show: warm and friendly people (and Miss GenSep with sunglasses).
Day 5 - 1.12.2014 - 20:28 - Enemies -
Day 5 - 1.12.2014 - 13:22 - Enemies -
Day 4 - 30.11.2014 - 23:46 - Enemies -
Day 4 - 30.11.2014 - 23:34 - Enemies -
Day 4 - 30.11.2014 - 9:13 - Kosovo -
#Cyprus in 62 hours – done. On our way to #Kosovo . And @PaulNehf has even used twitter. People are changing on this trip. :-)