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"Quest Launched for Reporter's Freedom as He Paces Behind Bars in Bosnian Serb Jail"
"Six Possible Grave Sites Identified By U.S. Intelligence Agencies"
"Serbia Held Responsible For Massacre Of Bosnians"


David Rohde's work in Srebrenica resulted in a remarkable flood of recognition from the profession. In the year following his release, he received the George Polk prize, the Overseas Press Club award, the Sigma Delta Chi prize, the Investigative Reporters and Editors prize, the Livingston Award for Young Journalists, the Paul Tobenkin Award for Human Rights Reporting; and, in the spring of 1996, the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting -- all before the age of thirty.

His book, Endgame: The Betrayal and Fall of Srebrenica, was published by Farrar, Strauss & Giroux in 1997. Rohde was offered a position at the New York Times, and accepted it.

In the following years he reported on the Metro Desk, producing noteworthy articles on criminal justice issues in the New York metropolitan area. He hopes to return to a foreign posting someday, but not to the Balkans. He remains in touch with some of the refugee families he wrote about. He also maintains a close friendship with Faye Bowers, with whom he attends an occasional Red Sox game.

From 1996 to 1997, Faye Bowers worked as a staff writer on the U.S. desk at the Christian Science Monitor. She covered airlines, as well as national security and other issues. After a stint as communications manager, she returned to the post of Deputy Foreign Editor, where she is helping to mentor another generation of international reporters.



For Further Information


Attacks on the Press, Committee to Protect Journalists
An annual report produced by the New York-based press freedom organization, detailing the cases of journalists killed, imprisoned, and censored, around the world.

The Balkans: Nationalism, War, and the Great Powers, 1809-1999, and The Fall of Yugoslavia: The Third Balkan War, by Misha Glenny
Two books by British reporter Glenny, detailing historical background to the war in Bosnia.

Crimes of War, by Roy Gutman
A journalists' guide to the Geneva Conventions and issues of humanitarian law.

To End a War, by Richard Holbrooke
An account of the peace negotiations by the U.S. diplomat who worked for David Rohde's release.

The First Casualty, by Philip Knightley
A magisterial history of war reporting and the evolution of the notion of "objectivity," by a prominent Australian journalist.

End Game, by David Rohde
David Rohde's book-length account of the Srebrenica massacre.



Calling the Ghosts (documentary on rape cases in the Balkans) directed by Mandy Jacobson and Karmen Jelincic

Srebrenica: A Cry from the Grave (a PBS documentary and website)

Welcome to Sarajevo (feature about a journalist torn between professional commitments and humanitarian impulses covering the Balkans)