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Messages from/to Sarajevo for 2 April 95 22 h

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DAY TO DAY WITH SARAJEVO RESIDENTS Sorry for the "quoted-printable" stuff (=46...). It was a mistake. =46rom March 29 to April 10, 1995, the residents of Sarajevo will= have the chance to respond to questions posed to them by the Internet community. The conversations will focus primarily on aspects of daily life in= Sarajevo, a city that has been under siege for three years. The teams of journalists from the World Media Network will only distribute the actual conversations that take place from day to day. But it= will be up to the residents of Sarajevo to decide which questions to answer. WHAT WILL HAPPEN AFTER APRIL 10, 1995? Sarajevo On Line isn't meant as a one-shot operation. Besides there= is a direct link with Sarajevo: The ZaMir (for Peace) Transnational Network is an electronic mail= network in the region of former Yugoslavia especially dedicated to helping= peace oriented people and groups, humanitarian organisations, NGO's and= the alternative media in order to improve their communication possibilities. =46or more information, please send mail to the AEGEE at muumi@dynax.sch.bme= .hu or check the AEGGEE's Web server at http://www.tue.nl/aegee/=20 HOW TO WRITE TO THE INHABITANTS OF SARAJEVO You can send email to Sarajevo residents:=20 write to:=20 sarajevoonline-en@cnam. fr to send a question in english=20 sarajevoonline-fr@cnam. fr to send a question in french HOW TO READ THE DIALOGUES BETWEEN THE NETWORK AND SARAJEVO On the World Media-Sarajevo On Line server: You can use a Web client software like Mosaic or Netscape and direct it to one of these URL: http://web.cnam.fr/Sarajevo/ http://www.tue.nl/aegee/hrwg/exyu/Sarajevo/ http://www.infodesign.ch/Sarajevo/=20 On the news: The messages coming from Sarajevo will also be posted= on the News (Usenet) in the groups: alt.current-events.bosnia and soc.culture.bosna-herzgvna Directly in your mail: You can sign up to be on a mailing list which= will transmit the messages to you directly. * In French: Send a message to sarajevoonline-fr-request@cnam.fr= with "subscribe" (not in quotes) as the subject. * In English: Send a message to sarajevoonline-en-request@cnam.fr= with "subscribe" (not in quotes) as the subject. You can cancel your subscription by sending the message "unsubscribe"= (not in quotes). =20 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------- * The first section has questions from Amna Tokmo to her parents.= The second section has her private letter for her parents. The third= section has my questions for a student leader in Sarajevo. Thank you. = =20 Sheri [Suppressed by the editor.] * 3/ Letter from Sheri Fink, Stanford University student and leader= of the group SAGE (Students Against GEnocide -- Project Bosnia) [Suppressed by the editor.] Question: Dear Amina and Amra, It's so nice to write and know that someone in Sarajevo will receive= my letter quickly! First, I want to let you know that there are students= from all over the world who care about the people of your country, Bosnia-Herzegovina. We have been trying to raise awareness of the= situation there, help with humanitarian aid efforts and pressure our political leaders to take responsible action. In fact, on April 6 over 100= campuses and cities will hold demonstrations marking the third anniversary= of the war in your country. It is sponsored by SAGE (Students Against Genocide) Coalition. We understand that the Bosnian people have been subjected to shelling, "ethnic cleansing", internment in rape camps and many other horrors= as the victims of mainly Serb nationalist aggressors for three years. Most= of us believe that our governments have the moral responsibility to either= 1) enforce the numerous UN mandates on the protection of innocent civilians= or 2) allow the Bosnian people the means to defend themselves. Many= of us also believe that, after three long years of negotians, a credible threat= of force by Bosnian Government troops is the only way left to end the= war and convince the Serb nationalists to agree to peace (as you know, they= are the only side in this war who have not signed the current peace plan).= So, we support the lifting of the arms embargo on Bosnia which has prevented= your government from protecting its civilians. With winter and the ceasefire ending, our question to you is this: - What do you think our governments can do to help end the Serb nationalist siege of Bosnian cities like Sarajevo, the ethnic cleansing, and= the blockage of humanitarian aid to innocent civilians? - What can we do to help bring justice and peace to the Bosnian people? You and the other brave citizens of Sarajevo, of all religions, who= remain in the city and remain committed to the ideals of multi-ethnic tolerance= -- you have our highest, greatest admiration. Sincerely, Shery Fink Stanford University School of Medicine (P.S. Tokmo family sends their love!) Answers from Sarajevo : =46ROM: AMINA AND AMRA - "BISER" sarajevo=20 TO : SHERY FINK - STUDENTS AGAINST GENOCIDE Dear Sheri , we are sitting infront of camera on the sixth flour of architect= building . Yesterday we made contact with mr Bertrand and he offerd us to come= here and make contact with you. we received the message from you and= first of all we would like to express our thanks for your kidness. Your gouverment is the only wich is able to help us in Bosnia. we think that your= group should support a court for war crimes in BH. Sending of humanitarian= aid is not first thing wich the world has to do. We would like that justice finds a place in our country. One of the way is allowing the bosnian people the means to defend themselves. We have to go to Biser and= in the afternoon we shall go to Amna's parents with mr Bertrand.=20 we are sending regards to poor family Tokmo, and also for you and= Mike =20 Amra= and Amina To Amna Tokmo =46rom Mesud Imamovic Mesud is married to Bisera and they have two daughters: Maca who= is living in Sarajevo (she has lost a arm two years ago during a shelling)= and Amna who has left Sarajevo in december 94 with his husband Memen Tokmo= and her daughter Anesa, three years old. Dear Amna, dear Memen and dear Anesa, We are fine here in Sarajevo. All is OK but you know we have no gas= because we are on the frontline. It snows from many days and we don't need anithing... but a bottle of brandy (only one). And You ? How do you= live in San Francisco ? Please say to us in details what is your new life= ? And Anesa, the gold of my life ? What is she doing without her grand-parents= ? We have seen today your sister Maca and, with his husband, she sends= to you "best regards". Please, say to us if there is any possibility where= you are to solve his problem ? Do you think you can find a work in Stanford University ? I hope you can answer by email in the next two days. Daddy To Amna Tokmo =46rom Bisera Imamovic Bisera is Besud's wife in Sarajevo and she writes to her daughter= Amna who has left Sarajevo for san Francisco, California. Dear Mines, Thank you for your email. Daddy is very kind with me and the life= is rather quiet here, even with the frontline two hundred meters from home.= I'm so happy to send you a letter and to be sure that you can reed it. Please, answer to us. You are missing at home and I'm not so young... When= will it be possible to see all together with your sister Maca. You know I ca'nt find my medicines but I feel well. I'm so happy to know you are pregnant. I hope your daughter Anesa= will not jalous, she's so kind. You miss to your mother Bisera To Sheri Fink =46rom Mesud and Bisera Imamovic Amna Tokmo's parents want to thank Sheri Fink, a young student leader= who has helped their daughter Amna. Dear Sheri Thank you very much. Without your help, it was impossible for Amna= and her family to come in california. You have done a tremendous work and= we hope that we can invite you in a peaceful sarajevo in the next years. thank you to all american people who is helping bosnia. Mesud and Bisera ------------------------------------------------------------------- * Personnal Requests =46ROM: Omerovic NAMIK, tel 440-721, Sarajevo, Tesanjska street 28 TO: Seric IVO, Netherlands, Breda, G.BEIJSTRAT 17 A, 4813 EL. BREDA TEL : 225810 Many regards from Namik and Akan,see you very soon, lots of love= from Namik Give my regards to brothers Vranac, Feko, Tanija, Beco, Bibica, Deman= and the rest of the friends. =46ROM : Nezirovic NINO, Pionirska 2 E, 15 yrs TO: Nezirovic Dragica, NIEHLER str. 318, KO"LN, GERMANY tel 492217126477 Do not worry about me , i am O.K., in May I will graduate elektrotechnic high scool, and i hope the best results. Many greetings for you and= Darko, and take care.So much from me for this time. ------------------------------------------------------------------ * Questions from Pekka Littow, Finnish Architect in France --The city is in ruins. Are you able to look towards the= future and reconstruction? Or is it too early? --Do you want to reconstruct the city as it was it before? --For you, what are the architectural symbols of Sarajevo?= What has happened to them? Are they able to be restored? --Or do you forsee a new modern Sarajevo? --Would you like foreign architects to come and build there?= Or is there a nationalism in architecture? =20 --There is little work for architects here. Do you have= any work for a Finnish architect? =46ROM:Reuf Kolude, architect in Sarajewo,<rkoluder@atge.automail.com> TO:Pekka Littow, Finnish Architect I would appreciate a direct E mail contact, but now I'll try to answer= some of your questions: _ Interiors are renewing right now, not the way we would be glad= to see, because Sarajevo has already some standard, being an university center. -- For building and reconstructing, some ideas are being discussed,= but there will be some more war und destruction before Sarajevo earns= to start building itself. -- Symbols of Sarajevo can be restored, and should be upgraded I= hope. -- Heritage and new concepts must live together=20 -- Of course we would like everybody to be present here, no nationalisme as an idea, cause it is like a small room with no doors. -- There will be a lot of work, but its a question of money, investments. Right now there is some work and money in Mostar, thanks to the= European Union, =20 -- Address directly by E-mail * Questions from Sophie Cabannes, French architect, Paris =20 --Are there woman architects in Sarajevo? =20 ----Are you able to hear of architectural trends outside= of Bosnia? =20 --Do you feel that your architecture is European? Or is= there something special about Balkan architecture? =20 =20 =46ROM:Reuf Koluder, architecte de Sarajewo, <rkoluder@atge.automail.com> TO: Sofie Cabanne=20 -- I am a male architect, diplome a Sarajevo, 1967. Nous etions= 150 et 50 femmes parmis nous, au moins. Ma fille, 23 ans, =E9tudie= l' architecture. -- Maintenants c'est un peu difficile de recevoir les revues etc,= mais normalement il,y avait beaucoup de revues de toute sorte, On =E9tait completement au courant des nouveaux trends. En 1963 j'ai pass=E9= pas mal de temps a Paris, Je travaillais chez Francis Bouygues, en tant qu'etudiant, bien sur. -- L'heritage est different, les desires sont les memes, je pense.= =20 =20 =20 * Questions from: Matthew Kennedy <kenn7365@tao.sosc.osshe.edu>=20 =20 To Whom It May Concern- My name is Matthew Kennedy. I'm an American student. I'm earning= my degree in Political Science from Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado.= I expect to complete it by August. I'm taking a year off, and returning to= Fort Lewis College in August 1996 to work on a 2nd Bachelor's degree in= history. In both degree's my area of emphasis is the former Soviet Union and= Eastern Europe. I'm currently working on an Independent Study on the Nation-State and the History of Yugoslavia. I have some questions:=20 - How did Marshall Tito influence the history of what is the= former Yugoslavia? - How was he able to hold together a country of a variety of different ethnic and religious groups? - And how did his governing style impact Bosnia-Hercegovina? My e-mail address is kenn7365@tao.sosc.osshe.edu=20 Thank you, I look forward to hearing from you.=20 Sincerely, Matthew Kennedy =46ROM:Adil Kulenovic TO:kenn7365@tao.soc.osshe.edu I am a director-in-chief of the Independent Radio and TV Station= called "Studio 99" in Sarajevo and soon we are starting a newspaper also= called "Circle 99".I am also a journalist and a professor on the University= of Philosophy in Sarajevo teaching sociology and philosophy.=20 Marshall Tito influenced the history of the former Yugoslavia very positivly .His ideology is something that can be disccused about= ,but practical policy gave good results.In 50 years of his rulement we= had 50 years of peace and more freedom then today nationalistic parties= are offering us.Of course,we today dream about different ideology(of= human rights) which will be fullfiled one day. This governing style made impact on Bosnia and Herzegovina in two= ways.On one side it was positive- when we speak about the national freedom= and rights of Muslims(for the first time they could declare themselves= in public as Muslims) and the negative impact is when we speak about= Bosnia's identity as a state and when we speak abot democratic culture of= citizens. ---------------------------------------------------------- QUESTIONS FROM FRENCH SOLDIERS * Questions from Jacques, age 23, 2nd class -- Are you prepared to die for your cause? -- Are you proud of what you are doing? -- For you, has the value of human life changed since the beginning= of the war? =46ROM:Sharic Sanel TO:Jacques,age 24,2nd class To your 2 first questions yes and yes.for me it is the same question.for the 3rd question ,life is getting worthless.That is why we are living= day by day. * Questions from Jean Paul, Major, age 35 =20 -- Do you believe you will win this war? =46ROM:Sharic Sanel TO:Jean_Paul,MAJOR,age 35 Yes because if it will not chetnics will kill my family and all my friend.BiH army are stronger every day and We have more weapons than= in the beginning of the war.Simply we must WIN. =46ROM:Sharic Sanel TO:Everybody I am a 23 year old boy.I am a soldier in BIH Army.Before war I was= a student of architecture in Sarajevo.I love car and i love driving= too I love sking and swimming.If you would like to ask me some questions i will answer you.I am working in studio 99(independant radio and= T.V. in SARAJEVO). -------------------------------------------------------------- * The following letters are from teenagers in Sarajevo, who asked= us if they could write to their favorite stars. =20 =46ROM:Mirela Kaarabasic TO :James Hetfield from Metallica I love you forever . Could you give me your adress? I will give = you my adress and I will be in Paris soon so we can probably meet there.= I am an fifteen-year-old girl,I have black hair ,I like to listen hard rock,punk and metal music. My adress is :Trg Merhemica 12 ,71000 Sarajevo,Bosnia and Herzegovina,Europe =46ROM:Jasmina Hurem TO:Mickey Rourke and Ray from 2UNLIMITED I am 19 years old and I adore Mickey and I love Ray.Ray please come= to Sarajevo in any way if it is possible.I adore everything you do and= I live for youMy adress is :Zrtava fasizma 71000 Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina =46ROM:Amer Varesanovic TO:James Hetfild and Lars Ulrich I would like to greet you and to ask you to come to Sarajevo.My adress= is :Zaima Sarca 36/b 71000 Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina.Also I would= like to congratulate you in your work and wish you never to split up.There= are many your fans in Sarajevo and wr all love you a lot .If it is possible that you send me your autogramme please do ;thank you in advance! =46ROM:Amer Varesanovic TO:Jean Claude Van Damme This is Amer from Srajevo greeting you and calling you to come here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! QS2-14 =46ROM:Amer Varesanovic To :Bruce Dickinson HELLO Bruce ,I would like to thank you again for coming to Sarajevo =46ROM:Amer Varesanovic TO:Tom Araya Same to you as to Bruce ,Iam your biggest fan ,I think that you= are the best =46ROM:Amer Varesanovic TO:Max Cavallera from Sepultura I love you 'till I die ,It is my wish to meet youbecouse you are= the greatest. =46ROM:Amer Varesanovic TO:Anvar Varesanovic in Don Rua Street 25 ,Malta Many greetings from your sarajevan friends and of course your brother= Amer! =46ROM:Aida Bavcic and Elma Brkovic TO:All of the members of Metallica and Antrax,AC/DC. We are both teenagers and here most of the teenagers are just and= simply crazy about you guys!!Our life wish is that you visit our city.Because there is no possibility for us to hear your newest songs please= send us a tape.We really love you a lot.That's it for now.Please write to= us .Our adresses are :Lovcenska 17/A and isaka Samokovlije 51,71000 Sarajevo, Europe.We both have 18 years. =46ROM:Aida Bavcic and Elma Brkovic TO:Nirvana Your songs are really great and you are very popular here.I wish= that you visit Sarajevo one day in future. I would like to greet you and= this is my adress:Lovcenska 17/A .This is only from Aida . =46ROM:Aida Bavcic,Elma Brkovic,Amer Varesanovic,Kenan Balja TO:President of USA, Bill Clinton ,president@whitehouse.gov Many greetings from all of the teenagers from Bosnia and Herzegovina.= We=20 ask you please to help us and our country through diplomatic=20 connections.We have our dignity and we also have our tradition and= culture for centuries of which you know very little about.There are many= children here who are suffering so we would appreciate your help.Do not pay attention to our politicians because not every Bosnians think as= they do.We are all pretty young perhaps as your daughter Chelsea but you must= know that here in our country the children are more mature .We wish peace= to all of the Bosnian people. =46ROM:Aida Bavcic,Elma Brkovic,Amer Varesanovic,Kenan Balja TO:Jean Claude Van Damme Many greetings to you from us (Kenan,Aida ,Elma,Amer,Amra,Lejla and Merisa).You are our idol and most of the boys here would like to= be as you.Kenan is training full-contact,haikido.I am 16 years old and= I won the first prize on the National Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina= .I would like ,if it is possible ,for you to send me a video tape of yourself= wihle=20 you are training. =46ROM:Kenan Balja TO:Mike Tyson I am very glad that you got out of the prison and I never believed= in that story that you raped a girl.I would appreciate it if you could send= me a video tape of your boxing.I wish you the best and to win in every= single match. =46ROM:Amer Varesanovic in Bosnia To :Rowan Atkinson,British actor from "The Black Adder" or "Mr. Bean" Many greetings ,you are the funniest guy in the world and you make= our life much easier. =46ROM:Amer Varesanovic TO:Romario Many greetings to the greatest football player of all times.I wish= you to become as famous and good as Pele oncz was.I wish you to come back= to "Barcelona".That is all=20 =46ROM:Amer Varesanovic TO:Magic Johnson I wish that you get well soon although there is no cure for AIDS!You= must get well and play again. =46ROM:Amra Kaltak and Lejla Delmo TO:Faith no More WE both are 14.We like your music very much.Becouse we are not able= to buy your tapes please send them to us.We like the most the singer and= the drummer.Our adress is :Antuna Hangija 128,71000 Sarajevo,BOsnia and Herzegovina.We love you a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =46ROM:Lejla djelmo i Amra Kaltak Adress Livanjska street 53, Sarajevo RBiH TO: Pearl Jam rock group we are 14 years old, from Sarajevo, we love you and we listen to= your music, we know that you are first on the top list, we would appriciate= very much if you could call us on this address.We love the musicians because= our brother drummer in Sarajevo and his idol is your drummer.If you can= please send us some tapes with your music, and your tee-shirts.WE LOVE YOU,= ANSWER US! =46ROM: Merisa sahinagic, Antona Hangija 98, 13 yrs TO: Steven Tyler, Aerosmith We love you, we love to listen to your music, i wsh that you could= write to me, since there is a war here and we can not buy your tapes here,= please send us some, i think that your daughter is very beautifull. =46ROM : Denita Sahinagic, Antona Hangija 98 TO : Jon Bon Jovi and group Aerosmith I am very glad that you are on this earth, I wish you all the best,= do you think that you will come soon to Bosnia, I LOVE YOU ALL. 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