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Messages from/to Sarajevo for 31 March 95 23 h

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Here are the dialogues between Sarajevo residents and questioners around the world from Thursday and Friday. * QUESTION FROM Lorin Kalisky American free-lance journalist living in Paris 100126.3467@compuserve.com - What do you do for a good time? - How do you relax? - Are there any good bands in Sarajevo? - How's the nightlife in Sarajevo? FROM: Olovcic Albina TO: Lorin Kalinsky Unfortunately, most of the day I spend at work. If I had more free time, I would not have anything better to do, at least not in this town. The biggest problem is money for the young peoople here. I relax laying and staring at nothing. In my opinion there are no good bands in Sarajevo. Nearly all good bands left the city. In my opinion, the Sarajevo musical scene is improvisation. There isn't any night life here due to the very morbid curfew. FROM: Miskic Sladjana TO: Lorin Kalinsky Nothing is what I do in for a good time. Relax - what is that? I do not know because I do not go on concerts. That is suppose to be strange because I am 19 years old. You could go to you friend and have a coffee and be back by 10 o'clock or you could go for a walk. That is not very good due to the bad weather. Something like night life in the Sarajevo does not exist. FROM :AMIR TELIBECIREVIC TO: Lorin Kalinsky We relax for good times with good rock and roll or good party with or without electricity. During the first two years of war, we lived on rock and roll. Now we play music again instead to live under hard regulations of rock. Yes there is some good bands in Sarajevo playing different music (punk rock ,hard rock,hard core rap and heavy metal). Before the war Sarajevo was the best music center in ex Yugoslavia. It is difficult to talk about nightlife in our town, because there is curfew from from 10 o clock at night to 6 o clock in morning. But it cannot stop us to go from one apartment to another in the late hours. That's the time when we create our own funny party even our own music and poetry. Sometimes we have special sexual feelings during these parties. * QUESTIONS FROM. Gilles Ribeaucourt, ingeneer, Expertel, Paris gilles.ribeaucourt@utopia.fnet.fr - What is the first thing you dream to do once peace is back? - What kind of freedom do you miss most (going out, travelling, communicating, getting news...) FROM :AMIR TELIBECIREVIC 22 YEARS STUDENT FROM SARAJEVO TO : Gilles Ribeaucourt At the moment our situation improves but we are still under the sige. So we cannot go on travels (sea,mountains camping,etc.). Even in that situation we have rock concerts,performances,etc. * QUESTION FROM : Alex Schmitz, Georgetown univ. student, Washington, DC schmitza@gusun.acc.georgetown.edu - What is the most important lesson outside observers can learn from your tragic experience? FROM :AMIR TELIBECIREVIC TO:Alex Schmitz The observers can learn a lot out of our tragical experience. It is enough for them only to come and to spend 15 days with us living like we do. * 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? --There is little work for architects here. Do you have any work for a Finnish architect? FROM :AMIR TELIBECIREVIC TO: Pekka Littow The city is ruined, and it is not too early to think about reconstruction in the future. But it is too early to start doing that. We want our city to look even better then before if it is possible. There are a lot of architectural symbols for us, many bridges, buildings,and sacred objects. For you, the best thing to look at are some war postcards from Sarajevo. Everything would be much more clear to you. It is difficult for me to choose favors becouse there are a lot of buildings in Sarajevo that are very dear to me, and many of them are not going to be the same as before even if they are reconstruited. And also we forsee new modern Sarajevo becouse here it is possible to do that. Of course we would like to have foreign architects here working with us. Probably the government makes some plans for that. * QUESTION FROM : Sophie Cabannes, French architect, Paris --Are there woman architects in Sarajevo? FROM :AMIR TELIBECIREVIC TO:Sophie Cabannes Yes there are woman architects in Sarajevo.Some of them are much better than boys. * QUESTIONS FROM : Charles-Philippe Dulac, diplomat. Portugal charles-philippe.dulac@x400.diplomatie.fr - How much is a loaf of bread? - Are you bored sometimes? - Can you work? - Have the offices hours been modified? - Where do you go out for lunch? Are there any open restaurants in town? - What, kind of discussions do you have with your friends? -What about love? - Do you have pleasant moments? Which are the best ones? - Do you read the newspapers? - Does the siege encourage people to speak more to each other? - Do you see any positive side to your situation? FROM :AMIR TELIBECIREVIC TO:Charles-Philippe DULAC At this moment, bread costs one deutschemark. But it could change any time. That does not depend on us. Sometimes I am bored but I can find some fun for me and my friends. No matter it is something to read orto talk or to play. I am working just like the other people around me. I usually go to eat in my kitchen! But if I am somewhere else I lunch there. We have a lot of restaurants but the food is very expensive there. We in Sarajevo talk about really everything but this time. I would not tell you about the war situation because there is a lot of nice things to talk about. We usually talk about rock and roll, relationships (sexual and sentimental), and food. We tell lots of jokes. You ask me about love. Well,I can tell you that love in Sarajevo is very specific. You have to come here to understand our love. We can find time for leasure. But it's hard to relax, both on the front line or in the middle of town. We usually read the Sarajevo newspapers but we have a European club, and we can find different magazines from all countries in the world (Newsweek, The Guardian, the New York Times, Vogue and Rolling Stones...) * QUESTIONS FROM : Dominique Desantis, editor Environmental publication, Geneva commonfuture@gn.apc.org - Considering that the UN ceasefire expires on May 1st, and that violence continues to escalate in the region, how realistic do you think it is that the Bosnians, Serbs and Croates will agree to a peace settlement? - What types of steps do you think the government officials should take to ensure peace and security in the region? - What will it take for you and the people of Sarajevo to feel safe? FROM :AMIR TELIBECIREVIC TO:DOMINIQUE DESANTIS It is apolitical question. So I can tell you only my personnal opinions. My wish is to stop the war and make the future of this town and this country in cosmopolitan spirit like it was during the centuries until today. We in Sarajevo could feel safe only if we can go out of and back into the town when we want, not when those who want to destroy this town. * QUESTIONS FROM : Laurent Michel, ingeneer, France Telecom, Paris kha.tran@utopia.fnet.fr - How does Sarajevo communicate with the world? - What do you think of the UNO interventions? Do you think the United Nations can still help solving the conflict on a diplomatic field? Or isn't it obliged to accept fats accomplis of the warriors? FROM: Emir Habul deputy editor of Sarajevo newspaper Oslobodjenje TO: Laurent Michel The United Nations mandate is not good for this military situation. It looks like the red cross with a rifle. There is a danger that international diplomacy turns Bosnia into Cyprus. That will not solve anything. In a situation like that, the war could last ten years or more. The main problem is that current diplomatic solution does not make it possible for refugees to return home. Facism was never solved through dialogue. FROM :AMIR TELIBECIREVIC TO:Laurent MICHEL - This is just one way we communicate with the outside world. I cannot tell you all of them. - I think that action of the U.N. will only freeze the results of the battles like it happens until now. QUESTIONS FROM NED TEMKO, Jewish Chronicle, editor-in-chief, London, England ido@delphi.com -What is it like to live in Sarajevo today? Are services back to normal? -Do schools function? -Do Sarajevans think the UN and international forces are an advantage or disadvantage? -If the war is settled, can the Sarajevo of old be reconstituted? -If you could say two sentences to the assembled leaders of all the countries of the world, what would you say that's printable? FROM: Emir Habul Deputy chief editor of Sarajevo daily - Oslobodjenje TO: Ned Temko, Jewish chronicle I am a journalist who lives in Sarajevo during the war and I belong to liberal political party. I believe that Sarajevo will stay an open city where culture will still be mixed. The schools are functioning as much as possible. I think that the united nations and international forces could stop the war and killing of the people. it is enough to make a real threat and close the border with Serbia. * Questions for Haris Hadzialic Dear Haris, I take the opportunity of the "Sarajevo on line" operation to ask you a few questions: - How is your health? Can you get the treatment you need in Sarajevo? - How was your wedding? - How is the situation in Sarajevo at present (food, electricity, shellings_)? Are people ready for the April offensive? Give me warmest regards to Selma, your family, and all the friends in Sarajevo. TAKE CARE! Your friend, Gilles FROM:Haris HADZIALIC TO: Giless ROBELL Hi there, as You can receive I am realy, and 100% a live. Now You can rech in LIve, real TV shoow. Q1. My health is better then before because I did have posibilty to see You, in Paris. Q2. About my wedding, I will send tape from wedding party, I hope by this Internet Project & World Media Network (Bertran will help me). It was really something as pipe for future (becasue from Sarajevo it is possible to go out only by "pipe" tunel). Q3. I'm litlle disap"inted with this Q, because here You can't cacke anything else then bullets, mortals, granates, etc.... You can imagine that, You were here. This is good ibnformation, because I didn't lnow that it will be some ofansive in this city. Thank You, but I cant do enything else than wait and see what is going on. In that case it is job for soldiers. In the same time we are preparing Our ofensive throught Internet, andd You will be very surpised when You will see our representation on World Wibe Web. I hope thet in this time we will have real communication and I will have You on my screen - viva multimedia!!! I am using this way to send my best wishes to my friends Michel, Marie Of course ti You dear Jill. And, as You know, our projects to help Universioty in Sarajevo is going on, and Your support is very welcam. All magaziness which You are going to send to us are really needs, and do it as soon as it is possible. I hope You remember that it was a lot of magazines about Computer science and avbout infor,atics. Pleas do it. Second is about Michel trip to Sarajevo , and I hope thet UNESCO will help him. Selma is not present at the moment, but she is sending to You her best wishies. And the end, I hope that we will have posibilities to meet each other. I hope that TCHEtniks are not so good shotter, anfd thay will miss us - if You remember a joke from Sarajevo in fact 2 of them - well it will be my Questions for people from Internet: MQ1: What is difference beetween Auschwitz and Sarajevo? You know that all people in sarajevo are missed people? (I mean because they are alive it means the buletts missed them, but also they missed their life because their life is spoiled) Try to make contact with me by phone, Michel has it. Sincerely Yours Haris HADZIALIC P.S. Dear Gilles, I am impressed how little knoledge people abroad has about Sarajevo. I am sorry for my eglish!! This is unbiliviable, a lot of people are making same questions about Sarajevo. If it is just polite way for fisrt conta ct O.K., but I thing You can do that better. Ask me about something else. Is the Eiffel Tower on the same place, on some movie someone stoll that. Now goodbye QUESTION FROM SARAJEVO FROM: Kico Hidajeta ALIPASINA 150 Sarajevo phone: 44 40 13 TO : ANY Hospital in Germany I have a brother 33 years old who needs a kidney transplant. Six year ago he had a transplant of the kiddney. But it has stopped functioning now during the war due to the difficult conditions here. I am intrested in any hospital in Germany. Could you please send me a possible price of an operation? We do not have a donor for a kidney. But if we could find help abroad for the donation, there is a possibility that humanitarian organizations here could help us with the cost of the operation I would be very thankful if you could help me. Greatfull in advance. World Media Network 82, rue Beaubourg 75003 Paris France Tel Fax Email : wmedia@francenet.fr


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