Nate Tabak

Nate Tabak focuses on the stories that rarely get told in the Balkans. He lives in Kosovo, where he serves as editor-in-chief of Prishtina Insight, a newspaper published by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network.

Nate Tabak focuses on the stories that rarely get told in the Balkans.He lives in Kosovo, where he serves as editor-in-chief of Prishtina Insight, a newspaper published by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network.

At Mountainoak Cheese in rural Ontario, their Gouda is winning awards. The owners support Canada's tariffs on cheese imports.

What turns some law-abiding Canadians into smugglers? The high price of imported cheese.

Canada has tariffs and quotas on imported cheese, which results in higher prices and limited availability. So some Canadians resort to cheese smuggling.

An Albanian state police officer holds a piece of freshly cut cannabis near the town of Kruja. Most of the pot produced in Albania is grown outdoors, on public land. Growers take advantage of the country’s Mediterranean climate and mountainous terrain.

Riding along with Albania’s pot police

Jetmir Gjini used to grow marijuana -- lots of it. Now he and his family are back to herding sheep.

In Europe’s former pot capital, now the only grass is for sheep

The team behind "Kosovo if Trump Wins" (from left) Fitim Krasniqi, Argjend Haxhiu and Kushtrim Krasniqi. All three are devout Muslims. They are also pro-American like most people in Kosovo.

These Kosovo website creators treated Trump as a joke. Then he won.

Air Canada travelers wait at the check-in area in Montreal.

Why I’m actually moving to Canada

Uendi Pustina (R) and members of the band PreMenstrual Syndrome.

This punk band uses English to get across — to some — their feminist message

PreMenstrual Syndrome says English makes it easier to push the envelope in socially conservative Albania. But is the message lost in the process?

Rita Parashumti walks around Pristina similar to the “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman” for Prishtina’s Take Back the Night.

Young women in Kosovo are writing code to fight harassment

Developers of a new app, Walk Freely, hope it will help solve Kosovo’s sexual harassment problem.

The Digital Diplomat

Kosovo can’t get recognition from the UN, but it can get it from Facebook

Kosovo can’t get recognition from the United Nations, so it’s gone for digital recognition from the likes of Facebook and Google. But while it’s mostly been a success, some Kosovars aren’t sure that digital legitimacy amounts to much.

Nebojsa Jovic is urging Serbs to boycott the Kosovo municipal elections. He says the government in Belgrade is betraying Serbs in Kosovo by telling them to vote.

Serbs in Kosovo say Serbia is abandoning them. Again.

Serbia withdrew its forces from Kosovo 13 years ago, but have supported a sort of Serbian parallel government in northern Kosovo. Now Serbia is telling Serbs there to vote in the Kosovo election, and many Serbs see that as a betrayal.

Former Guantanamo detainee now making pizza in Albania

Five Muslim Uighurs from China who spent years in Guantanamo are now living in Albania. One of them is now a pizza maker in Tirana.