Serbian Dejan Anastasijevic was an investigative journalist and writer, and freelanced for Time Magazine and The Guardian among others. He came to Brussels as their first Guest Writer in 2008.
In 1998, his articles on the violence against ethnic Albanians in Kosovo brought him into discredit with the Milosevic regime. In April 1999, during the NATO bombardments and the subsequent suppression of the free press, he fled to Vienna. He returned to Belgrade to witness the downfall of Milosevic and was the first Serbian journalist to testify against Milosevic at the Tribunal in The Hague. He went on to write about organised crime and insecurity in Serbia.
Dejan Anastasijevic has also written Out of War (London, 2000), a highly-praised book on the Serbian opposition. In 2008 he won the Oxfam/PEN prize for journalism.
Dejan Anastasijevic passed away in April 2019 in Belgrade after a long illness.