Radislava "Dada" Vujasinović (Serbian Cyrillic: Радислава "Дада" Вујасиновић, pronounced [rǎdislaʋa dǎːda ʋujasǐːnoʋitɕ]; 10 February 1964 – 8 April 1994) was a Serbian journalist and reporter for the news magazine Duga, published in Belgrade.[1]

Dada Vujasinović
Дада Вујасиновић
Radislava Vujasinović

(1964-02-10)10 February 1964
Died8 April 1994(1994-04-08) (aged 30)
EducationUniversity of Belgrade's Faculty of Philology
OccupationReporter for Duga



She covered the early stages of Yugoslav wars and frequently visited front lines, including the city of Sarajevo while it was under siege. In 1992 she announced that she would no longer report from battlefields because she could not bear writing about the destruction of cities and the killing of children.

She returned to Belgrade and started reporting on politics. One of her most famous pieces is a piece about Arkan, in which she describes how a criminal came to be promoted as a national prophet. The piece was written with much sarcasm and irony.

Death and aftermath


She was found dead in her apartment on 8 April 1994.[2] The police ruled it a suicide, but most evidence disputes this. She was active the day before and made many plans for the future. The diaries of Ratko Mladić mentioned that he knew who murdered Dada implying that it was Goran Vuković and Duško Malović. This may help reopen an investigation into her death.[3] The Serbian government began a review in January 2013 of several suspicious cases involving murders of journalists in the 1990s, including Dada Vujasinović, Slavko Ćuruvija, and Milan Pantić.[4]

In 2014, Hleb Teater Archived 2019-01-02 at the Wayback Machine (Belgrade) created the performance "Dada - an Essay in Motion", based on Vujasinović's life, work and death.[5]

See also



  1. ^ Avenue, Committee to Protect Journalists 330 7th; York, 11th Floor New; Ny 10001. "Radoslava Dada Vujasinovic". cpj.org. Retrieved 2019-11-04.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "Serbian Anti-War Reporter's Death Remains a Mystery". Balkan Insight. 2016-07-20. Retrieved 2019-11-04.
  3. ^ FONET, POLITIKA (14 June 2010). "Mladić was told who killed journalists". b92.net. Archived from the original on 3 November 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  4. ^ AFP (25 January 2013). "Serbia to review probes into killed reporters". The Australian. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  5. ^ "DADA – An Essay in Movement about journalist Dada Vujasinovic". HLEB TEATAR. 2015-01-15. Retrieved 2019-11-04.