Instagram deletes account for revealing destroyed Orthodox churches in Kosovo

November 7, 2015. Hoping to foil Kosovo’s attempt to become a member of UNESCO, ethnically Serbian student activists in the self-proclaimed state created a page on Instagram called “No to Kosovo’s Membership in UNESCO.” There they posted photos of numerous Orthodox Christian places of worship and significance, including monasteries, churches and cemeteries, which were demolished in the years after ethnic Albanian Muslims gained de facto independence with the help of a deadly NATO bombing campaign and EU endorsement. Instagram responded by blocking the account for its “disturbing content”, as the website sputniknews reports.

Nemanja Bisevac, one of the account’s administrators, said that: “We have been told that we are posting disturbing images, and we simply posted the truth – the burning of Serb churches and monasteries, the holy places, the destruction of monuments, tombs, and so on”.

Students for Truth have produced videos in Serbian, English and Arabic, showing the almost total annihilation of Kosovo’s Serbian religious and cultural heritage.