Journalists Killed  |  Croatia

John Schofield

BBC

August 9, 1995, in Virginmost, Croatia

BBCSchofield, a radio reporter for the BBC, was shot and killed by fire from Croat forces. Schofield and three colleagues from the BBC were traveling from Zagreb to Bihac in an armored vehicle. Unaware that they were in an unsecure zone, the journalists left their vehicle to film houses burning in the village of Vrginmost. Croat soldiers opened fire but immediately stopped when the crew shouted, "We are press!" Two of Schofield's colleagues were slightly wounded in the incident.


Medium: Radio

Job: Broadcast Reporter

Beats Covered: War

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Foreign

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Crossfire/Combat-Related

Suspected Source of Fire: Military Officials


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