Lamija Grebo

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Detektor Journalist/Court Monitor

Lamija joined Detektor (BIRN BiH) in January 2014 as a web archive assistant and intern. As of January 2015, she is working as a journalist for Detektor.

For the past decade she has been investigating topics related to war crimes, transitional justice, genocide denial, terrorism and hate crimes. She has been reporting about war crime trials from Bosnia’s State Court, local courts as well as the Hague Tribunal. On numerous occasions she has been a lecturer on topics she is familiar with.

Lamija   is   the   author   of   a   documentary, Samir Mehic Bowie   –   Letters from Srebrenica, and was the journalist and the interviewer on the project The Lives Behind the Fields of Death, which filmed more than 100 testimonies from surviving witnesses of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide.

She is also the co-author of the practical handbook Media reporting on persons missing due to 1992-1995 conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In 2023, she and Dzana Brkanic were awarded second prize in the European Union Investigative Journalism Awards for an investigation into court verdicts over the past ten years for hate crimes. She was a member of BIRN BiH newsroom when it was awarded the European Press Prize Special Award in 2020 “for its reporting on war crimes trials, transitional justice issues and the problems faced by victims of the 1990s conflict”. She was shortlisted for the Srdjan Aleksic award in 2022 for “contribution to the community”.

Lamija is the co-scriptwriter of the first Bosnian PC adventure game, Searching for the treasure of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which promotes the cultural and historical heritage of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This game is the product of a UNICEF campaign within the MDGF Culture for Development programme implemented in partnership with UNDP and UNESCO.

She was awarded the literary “Fra Grgo Martic” awards by the foundation bearing that name for the best debut prose book of 2009 in Bosnia.

Lamija graduated in Journalism from the Faculty of Political Sciences at the University of Sarajevo. Apart from Bosnian, her mother tongue, she speaks English and Norwegian.