When you have nothing to say, say nothing

Sabina Niksic

Or risk being despised and hated by colleagues for saying that you had a week of enjoying the “sights and sounds” (and smell and taste) of Croatia.

True, I used this time to start writing the story and for the moment I am not doing badly….

Sure, some might find the way in which I am writing crazy… meaning that I first write pages and pages (all right, this is an overstatement – 1.5 pages at most) of essays in order to trim them down to 1.5 lines of useful text.

I hate background bits; I always did and I always will (which is not difficult when you mostly write about a country which has one of the world’s most complicated administrative structures!)

However, I am increasingly fond of the quotes I have collected and of the people who “gave” them to me.

I do not know what more to say, so I will say nothing….

Fellow Bio


Sabina Niksic

Sabina Niksic is a journalist from Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, who has worked for the France Press Agency since 2001


Topic 2009: Identity

The collapse of the Iron Curtain in 1989 triggered a frenzied phase of nation-building in Eastern Europe, while some Balkan nations embarked on armed conflicts aimed at strengthening national, religious and cultural identities.


11 Dec 2009 / 12:11

Sweet and sour

Sabina Niksic in Sarajevo
08 Sep 2009 / 10:10

A question of bureaucracy and co-operation

Adrian Mogos
03 Sep 2009 / 09:09

Normal people in abnormal times

Barbara Matejcic
31 Aug 2009 / 10:22

On the road

Maja Hrgovic
27 Aug 2009 / 11:32

The more you know, the less you want to say

Sabina Niksic
24 Aug 2009 / 12:22

Book of Records

Momir Tuduric
21 Aug 2009 / 13:33

A Big Dilemma

Boris Georgievski
05 Aug 2009 / 11:11

Children vs. Adults

Yana Buhrer Tavanier
03 Aug 2009 / 13:20

When you have nothing to say, say nothing

Sabina Niksic
30 Jul 2009 / 10:10

To Berlin via Vranje

Momir Turudic