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First name:  Gabriel

Last name:  Grüner

  • Gender:  Male
  • Job:  Sub-editor
  • Media outlet:  Stern
  • Type of media:  print media
  • Born:  1964 Germany

  • Died:  13 June 1999 Kosovo
  • War zone:  yes
  • Targeted? yes
  • Impunity: total


Shot in the stomach near the town of Stimlje (40 km south of Pristina) by Serbian paramilitaries fleeing Kosovo. He died in the helicopter taking him to hospital in Tetovo (Macedonia). His colleague, photographer Volker Krämer, and their Macedonian interpreter, Senol Alit, were also killed.

  • Kosovo - Situation today
  • The Serbian province has been ruled by the United Nations since 1999. Its final status is still uncertain, which seriously hampers political development and creates social tension. Hatred between the two ethnic communities is still strong. Local institutions are virtually all controlled by Albanians and the Serbian government has no authority in the province, which is still officially part of Serbia.

  • Begins reporting on the Balkans.


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