Author: Boštjan Videmšek

Author

  • Boštjan Videmšek

    Boštjan Videmšek is an award-winning freelance crisis reporter for leading Slovenian daily DELO and several European and US magazines. He has covered all the major international crises and wars since 1998. Videmsek is the author of eight books: 21st Century Conflicts. These include THE Last Two: The Battle to Save the Northern White Rhinos, Plan B: How Not to Lose Hope in the Times of Climate Crisis, Remnants of Wars, Revolt: Arab Spring and European Fall, and Ultrablues.

“Never again or forever more?” asks veteran war reporter

I was almost certain that the Russian invasion of Ukraine would not take place. I was at an utter loss as to what the Kremlin could hope to achieve with such a ... Read more.
Europe, Ukraine

After ISIS, former Yazidi sex slaves are caught between trauma and taboo

Safia, a Yazidi teenager from Iraq, was captured by the Islamic State, sold into sexual slavery, raped, tortured and made pregnant, leaving deep psychological s... Read more.

Island of refugee despair

While the outrage of Europeans has been turned to Donald Trump's wall and the handling of migrants at the border with Mexico, they ignore a humanitarian disaste... Read more.

The adventures of Rami and his magic violin

Syrian Rami Basisah and his violin have been through hell and high water together. His childhood dream of becoming a world-famous musician is about to come tru... Read more.

Greek island teaches Europe how to welcome refugees

The Greek island of Tilos has hosted more than seven times its population in refugees... and has done so with dignity, respect and with almost no external assis... Read more.