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Legendary Bosnian Journalist Dies

Bosnian journalist, Hamza Baksic, has died in Sarajevo at the age of 69. He was a manger of Sarajevo Television from 1977 to 1981, editor in chief of two weeklies, producer of award-winning documentaries, author of several books, and the Sarajevo bureau chief of RFE/RL between 1999 and 2001.

In the final years of his career, Baksic was a columnist for the Sarajevan daily "Oslobodjenje" where he devoted much of his time to the younger generation of journalists.

His book, " Me, journalist!" serves as an unofficial guide book for many Bosnian journalists. His war-time "Diaries (1992-1995)" became a bible for war reporters. He will be very much missed by his friends and colleges. Our story on Hamza on one of our Balkan websites is currently our most popular.

-- Gordana Knezevic

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