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First name:  Sinisa

Last name:  Glavasevic

  • Gender:  Male
  • Job:  Presenter - Correspondent
  • Media outlet:  Radio Vukovar ; Glas Savonije
  • Type of media:  Radio ; 3
  • Born:  4 Nov 1960 Croatia

  • Died:  20 Nov 1991 Croatia
  • War zone:  yes
  • Targeted? yes
  • Impunity: total

Killed by Serb paramilitaries in the siege of Vukovar. He was among 300 people beaten for several hours in a shed in Ovcara and then taken to a lake at Grabovo and executed by machinegun. Their bodies were found on 18 October 1992 by UN Human Rights Commission officials.

  • Croatia - 1991-95: Independence war
  • The Croatian independence war between August 1991 and November 1995, after the Yugoslav Federation broke up, was between newly-independent Croatia and the country’s Serb minorities, who were supported by the Serbian government in Belgrade. Most of the fighting ended after a ceasefire in January 1992.

  • Croatia - Independence
  • Croatia declared its independence on 25 June 1991 after its first multiparty elections but it was not recognised by the Yugoslav federal government or Croatia’s Serb minority and war began. The country was internationally recognised on 15 January 1992.

  • Croatia - Siege of Vukovar
  • Serbian forces besieged Vukovar, near the Serbian border, from August to November 1991. Several thousand people were killed and the town almost destroyed.

  • In his last report about the arrival of Red Cross convoys, he said "Our death throes are over."
    Becomes head of Radio Vukovar during the siege of the city.
    Also correspondent for Glas Savonije.
    Best-known war reporter of Radio Vukovar and one of the few Yugoslav journalists to stick to his post, becoming known as "The Voice of Vukovar."
    Schoolteacher in Lovaš and Borovo Naselje.
    Literature degree from Sarajevo University.

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