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The Road to Justice

Sidebar: A New Start on Old Murders in Serbia

Slavko Curuvija was killed 15 years ago, but Veran Matić, a veteran journalist of Serbia’s independent media, never forgot.

Curuvija, an influential independent newspaper owner in what was then Yugoslavia, was shot in the back on April 11, 1999, by two men outside his apartment building. Curuvija was well known for his criticism of President Slobodan Milosovic, and there was evidence implicating Milosovic’s intelligence services in the attack—but no one was ever brought to justice. Other murders of journalists in what was then Yugoslavia also went unsolved, including the 2001 fatal assault on crime reporter Milan Pantic, and the death of Radoslava Dada Vujasinovic. Vujasinovic, who investigated corruption in Milosovic’s government, was found in her apartment with gunshot wounds in 1994. Her death was labeled a suicide.

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Journalists Missing

CPJ research indicates that the following journalists have disappeared while doing their work. Although some of them are feared dead, no bodies have been found, and they are therefore not classified as "Killed." If a journalist disappeared after being held in government custody, CPJ classifies him or her as "Imprisoned" as a way to hold the government accountable for the journalist's fate.

Dangerous Assignments   |   France, Iraq, Pakistan, Serbia

The Fixers

On the front lines of international journalism, local fixers face growing dangers, and their western employers face tougher questions. By Elisabeth Witchel

October 13, 2004 10:17 AM ET

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Dangerous Assignments   |   Bosnia, Georgia, Kosovo, Serbia, Yugoslavia

Progress Denied

Even with Milosevic in jail, Serbia and Bosnia remain dangerous for the independent press.
June 1, 2002 8:17 PM ET

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Dangerous Assignments   |   Russia, Serbia, Yugoslavia

Yugoslavia: Growing Unrest in the State Media

October 5, 2000 --- Since this briefing was filed two days ago, Slobodan Milosevic has almost entirely lost control of state media, a main pillar of his power. Today, the state news agency Tanjug declared its independence from Milosevic and referred to opposition leader Vojislav Kostunica as the president-elect of Yugoslavia. Employees of the state television network RTS had already begun to resist broadcasting government propaganda before today, when protesters set fire to RTS headquarters in Belgrade, knocking the station of the air. Milosevic's whereabouts are currently unknown.---Ed.
October 5, 2000 8:17 PM ET

Dangerous Assignments   |   Russia, Serbia, Yugoslavia

Yugoslavia: Growing Unrest in the State Media

October 5, 2000 --- Since this briefing was filed two days ago, Slobodan Milosevic has almost entirely lost control of state media, a main pillar of his power. Today, the state news agency Tanjug declared its independence from Milosevic and referred to opposition leader Vojislav Kostunica as the president-elect of Yugoslavia. Employees of the state television network RTS had already begun to resist broadcasting government propaganda before today, when protesters set fire to RTS headquarters in Belgrade, knocking the station of the air. Milosevic's whereabouts are currently unknown.---Ed.

October 5, 2000 8:17 PM ET

Dangerous Assignments   |   Kosovo, Serbia, Yugoslavia

Chokehold on Serbia

CPJ documents Milesovic's attempts to throttle the independent media. Including breaking news, bulletins, and background.

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Text of Serbian Information Law
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August 29, 2000 8:17 PM ET

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