Exclusive interview with Amanpour: Srebrenica Genocide (VIDEO)

Source: N1

It's been quarter of a century already, the wounds are still open and soar. Srebrenica genocide, the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II, leaves us divided even to this day. Christiane Amanpour, one of the loudest voices and maybe probably the most crucial voice out there, when it comes to the dark times called the 1990's Balkans, spoke to N1's Ika Ferrer Gotic on the upcoming 25th Anniversary of Srebrenica Genocide and decades long division on the matter.

“It took the slaughter of thousands and thousands of people — a genocide in the heart of Europe — to get the American and European governments to be serious about putting an ultimatum to Slobodan Milosevic, the Serbian leader who used the Bosnian Serbs as his lethal instruments.” – said Amanpour.

“As a young reporter, Bosnia is where I found my voice. As a person who had been taught the values of freedom, democracy, human rights, religious and ethnic tolerance — to see all that under mortal threat in Bosnia — Sarajevo, Srebrenica and all the other villages, towns and cities — was formative. I resolved to do what I could to fight it — through my words, our pictures and our huge and powerful platform.” – she said and added: “I did cry. I did. Many times. But never on the duty, just so I could tell the story that was crucial to humanity.”

The entire interview will be aired soon on N1. Stay tuned!