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Photogallery - How to protect pollution victims – April 2015


Activists of Arnika (CZ) and Eko Forum Zenica (BiH) meet the pollution victims end explain them how to protect their rights on the April 2015 mission. Several interviews on camera were made with people living in the vicinity of huge steelworks of multi-national corporation Arcelor Mittal suffer from constant poisoning caused by the air pollution. The living conditions in the city are adverse, and the stakeholders seem not to apply any serious means to stop the steelworks from polluting the environment. We feel that there is a desperate need for debate about the current issues and fast action. Representatives of the Arcelor Mittal company as well as responsible authorities – Ministry of Environment and Federal Environmental Inspection, did not come to discuss this issue which troubles the whole city to the round table that the activists organized. Will the lawsuits against those guilty help?


Photo: Adelina Grafika

Chimneys of Arcelor Mittal
Arnika and Eko-Forum Zenica activists
Gračanica, suburb of Zenica
Tetovo Cemetery
Public consultation
Lamela - Landmark of Zenica
Preparation for the public events
Egg sampling: Filing the report
Interview with local people
Sisters from Gračanica
Factory chimneys peeping from behind the cemetery
Villagers cultivate their gardens
Voice of the local people: Edita Šišić
Free-range chicken
Villagers living in the vicinity of steelworks
Citizens of Tetovo
9-year old Davud
Almost summer in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Zenica – city centre
ArcelorMittal: the ubiquitous neighbor
People in villages protect their vegetables
Information panels
Ekran cinema Zenica
The cinema gradually fills
At the Bosna river
Round table on environmental permits
Martin Skalsky and Samir Lemes
The Steel: Captain of the football club
The football stadium
How to protect pollution victims?
Eko-Forum Zenica
Harun Šestić, Director of the cantonal hospital
Mittal poisons us!
Can we trust homemade food?
Impact on the people?
Pupils of elementary school
Thin line between school and industry
Elementary school?
Welcome to Mordor
Uncertain future
Samir Kubat, chairman of the local community
Terrorist attack?
Eternal fire