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Inside Angelina Jolie’s campaign for justice for the survivors of Bosnia’s mass rapes
Edina, a Bosnian who lives near Srebrenica, was only 15 when she was captured along with a relative as they were foraging for food. Her family had fled to a forest. She was held for weeks and raped by five men. She says she survived because as it was happening, “I felt like I was someone else watching what was happening to me.”
In the two decades since those events, Edina has tried to rebuild her life. Today, she is a mother, but she has the air of a broken woman. She sits on a bench in the Srebrenica Memorial and chats with visitors—including Angelina Jolie—with dulled emotions. Although Edina testified in The Hague in 2005, none of the men who raped her have been brought to justice. She says that her rapists walk free—and are living not far from where she now lives.
"I know who they are," she tells Newsweek. "I found them on the Internet on Facebook."
Jolie, the actress and director, has returned to Bosnia with British Foreign Secretary William Hague to promote their partnership directed at preventing sexual violence in conflict. Rape during wartime is often treated as a lesser war crime, and their initiative is an attempt to galvanize political will to uphold international standards of justice.

Inside Angelina Jolie’s campaign for justice for the survivors of Bosnia’s mass rapes

Edina, a Bosnian who lives near Srebrenica, was only 15 when she was captured along with a relative as they were foraging for food. Her family had fled to a forest. She was held for weeks and raped by five men. She says she survived because as it was happening, “I felt like I was someone else watching what was happening to me.”

In the two decades since those events, Edina has tried to rebuild her life. Today, she is a mother, but she has the air of a broken woman. She sits on a bench in the Srebrenica Memorial and chats with visitors—including Angelina Jolie—with dulled emotions. Although Edina testified in The Hague in 2005, none of the men who raped her have been brought to justice. She says that her rapists walk free—and are living not far from where she now lives.

"I know who they are," she tells Newsweek. "I found them on the Internet on Facebook."

Jolie, the actress and director, has returned to Bosnia with British Foreign Secretary William Hague to promote their partnership directed at preventing sexual violence in conflict. Rape during wartime is often treated as a lesser war crime, and their initiative is an attempt to galvanize political will to uphold international standards of justice.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been flooded with applications from police departments, universities, private corporations and even the celebrity gossip site TMZ, all seeking to use drones that range from devices the size of a hummingbird to full-sized aircraft like those used by the U.S. military to target al-Qaeda operatives in Pakistan and elsewhere.

If TMZ is going to get drones I will no longer aspire to be famous.

[h/t hayes]

Dude, dude, dude, dude, dude, dude, dude, bro, bro, bro, bro, bro, bro, bro, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!
Jake Gyllenhaal says his ‘End of Watch' co-star Michael Peña is a big fan of the “b” and “d” words.
A beautiful young woman strides down the sidewalk alone, head down, hands drawn into fists. She’s walking fast, darting around huge men with black cameras thrusting at her mouth and chest. “Kristen, how do you feel?” “Smile Kris!” “Hey, hey, did you get her?” “I got her. I got her!” The young woman doesn’t cry. Fuck no. She doesn’t look up. She’s learned. She keeps her head down, her shades on, fists in her pockets. Don’t speak. Don’t look. Don’t cry.
Jodie Foster, a former childhood actress herself, sticks up for Kristen Stewart in a piece up on the site today. “If I were a young actor today I would quit before I started,” she writes. “If I had to grow up in this media culture, I don’t think I could survive it emotionally.” Media, we suck sometimes. Let’s cut this girl a break, eh?
It was pretty funny. It obviously wasn’t intentionally a parody. When they show a buff 25-year-old dude in the crowd singing along to the words of ‘Last Friday Night’ or whatever song, it’s just—what are you trying to prove, Katy? You found the one guy in your audience singing your lyrics. And you have these girls actually freaking out about her being on stage. It’s ridiculous.
We assembled a panel of experts—six musically gifted high-school students—to review Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D.

Remembering Nora Ephron as Our Dorothy Parker, but More

Nora was both hedgehog and fox. She knew a great deal about a great many things, and she delighted in sharing what she knew. A number of years ago, I was taking a trip to Rome, and she generously availed me of her guide to its enchantments, a small pamphlet she’d composed that included a thumbnail sketch of every terrific restaurant, of every amusing thing to do, of the right place to get a haircut or a manicure, all springily written and completely true. Nora prided herself in knowing how to do things, where to get them, what was good and in what way it was good. Think of the moments in her essays, her novels, and her movies when she addresses the fact of food. No one has ever written about food with more pleasure or more pleasurably—or more infectiously. You wanted to eat the thing she was kvelling about, right then and there, even before the next sentence.

Screenwriter and friend Stephen Schiff salutes Nora Ephron’s wonderful films, impeccable taste, and versatile strength to the end.

Charlie Sheen’s early 4th of July present for you, America. This comes from our shoot with the wild actor as a part of Michael Ware’s big sassy profile, which you’ll find online and in this week’s issue. If you’re into Mr. Sheen and want some extra craziness, check out the iPad app. He breaks your screen. With a hammer. It’s quite frightening!
[Photo: Gavin Bond for Newsweek]

Charlie Sheen’s early 4th of July present for you, America. This comes from our shoot with the wild actor as a part of Michael Ware’s big sassy profile, which you’ll find online and in this week’s issue. If you’re into Mr. Sheen and want some extra craziness, check out the iPad app. He breaks your screen. With a hammer. It’s quite frightening!

[Photo: Gavin Bond for Newsweek]

The fun is missing now. Once you become successful at something, you start mirroring how people see you and you start copying yourself and then your art is dead.
"Leave Britney Alone!!!!!!" guy Chris Crocker is doing a Q&A on Gawker right now. The above was in response to the question, “Can you describe some details from being a guy in his room with a webcam to being somebody who is being paid and recruited? You must have gotten so much correspondence in the aftermath of your original video. I am just curious about the transition from your previous life to your new one.”