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Journalists Killed in 1995 - Motive Confirmed: John Schofield

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1996
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August 9, 1995, in Vrginmost, Croatia

Schofield, a radio reporter for the BBC, was shot and killed by fire from Croat forces. Schofield and three colleagues from the BBC were traveling from Zagreb to Bihac in an armored vehicle. Unaware that they were in an unsecure zone, the journalists left their vehicle to film houses burning in the village of Vrginmost. Croat soldiers opened fire but immediately stopped when the crew shouted, "We are press!" Two of Schofield's colleagues were slightly wounded in the incident.

Job:Broadcast Reporter
Beats Covered:War
Local or Foreign:Foreign
Type of Death:Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire:Military Officials


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