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Željko Kopanja




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Željko Kopanja (21 October 1954 – 8 August 2016) was a Bosnian Serb newspaper editor. He was the director of the newspaper Nezavisne Novine. The Christian Science Monitor described him as an equal critic of all parties without regard to ethnicity and "probably the most feared journalist in Bosnia and Herzegovina."[1] He was born in Kotor Varoš, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia.

In October 1999, he lost both legs in a car bomb attack in apparent retaliation for his reporting on war crimes by Bosnian Serbs.[2] He died from cardiac arrest on 8 August 2016 in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina at the age of 61.[3]

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