4.16.2007

The dangerous task of being on the "wrong side" in Serbia.

I didn't hear anything about this in the international media, but apparently another journalist has been the victim of an attempted assassination in Belgrade. Jasmina Tešanović has a piece up on it here. Tešanović was one of the people I interviewed when I was in Serbia. We talked about the violence she and her friends have faced for the "crime" of being anti-war activists and journalists. Some of her stories were truly hair-raising, and yet she keeps on with her work: reporting on the Scorpions trial, writing about war crimes, protesting with Žene u črnom (Women in Black). I honestly don't know where that type of courage comes from.

2 comments:

Iva said...

Welcome to the Balkans. :)

Lisa said...

Yeah, totally.