What those who covered the war in Bosnia say about Handke’s Nobel Prize

NEWS 10.12.2019 10:32
Source: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Foreign reporters who covered the Bosnian war joined the choir of critics of Peter Handke’s Nobel Prize for literature and posted their reports and photos about the war crimes he allegedly denies online.

Using the hashtag #BosniaWarJournalists, the reporters commented on their work, saying “I was there.”

Among them is the current Communications Director at Human Rights Watch, Emma Daly, who covered the wars in former Yugoslavia for The Independent:

US author and news director at the New Yorker magazine, David Stephenson Rohde, reported on the ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Bosnia in 1994:

Senior Fellow at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Janine di Giovanni, who covered the Bosnian war for several outlets, including The Times Magazine, wrote that she witnessed rape, ethnic cleansing and genocide in Bosnia, calling Handke a genocide denier:

Human Rights Watch Interim Deputy Director for the US Program, Laura Pitter, covered the war in Bosnia for Time Magazine and the Reuters News Agency:

BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen also reported from Bosnia in the 1990s:

Editor at The Intercept, Peter Maass, is the author of ‘Love Thy Neighbor: A Story of War’ in 1996, which speaks about his experiences while covering the Bosnian war:

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour is well known for her reports from Sarajevo during the siege of the city:

War photographer Morten Hvaal, who covered the Sarajevo siege for the Associated Press posted his photo of a scene from the Kosevo hospital morgue:

Award-winning photographer Dr. Paul Lowe, Course Leader at London College of Communication, also posted photos he shot during the Bosnian war: