YOUth Choose: Western Balkan Customs and Traditions

WESTERN BALKANS – Let’s get Balkan Real podcast by Kiara Manja brings together young journalists from the Western Balkans to discuss their daily lives in the region, from traditions and customs to festivities and cuisine. Those small Zoom talks of youth are just part of the content created during RYCO’s supported program for students of journalism in the region which provided young journalists with an opportunity to create youth-related stories. 

In the third episode, Kiara is joined by Andrea from Serbia and Gabriela from North Macedonia to discuss traditions and customs in the Western Balkan region.  They explore similarities and differences by getting to know together various customs and traditions of the region they did not know before. Join them in a funny and creative episode to learn all the customs and traditions they share and discuss. 

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Authors: Kiara Manja (K)
Guests: Gabriela Leskova (North Macedonia), Andrea Knežević (Serbia)
Mentor: Prof. Etleva Londo
Jingle: Kiara Manja
Audio edit: Kiara Manja

Background on the Podcast

“Let’s Get Balkan Real” podcast was created out of Kiara’s wish to get to know more about her peers in the region and to get to know more about their places and cultures. Small Zoom talks turned into long ones where she, as well as her guest, became close and got to know more and more about their lives in the Western Balkans. With the wish to take small topics out of these chats and to create stories related to them, the plan turned upside down and this educational and fun podcast came to life.

This podcast was produced during the three-month Program for Students of Journalism in the Western Balkans within the framework of the advocacy project “A Better Region Starts with Youth” implemented by RYCO with the support of the Federal Republic of Germany. All journalists’ work is their own and the content of any given article, episode and journalistic item does not represent the opinion of RYCO, and RYCO cannot guarantee the validity and the accuracy of the information that these stories contain. 

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