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Željko Kopanja was born on 21 October, 1954 in Kotor Varoš, PR Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia, is a Journalist. Discover Željko Kopanja's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 62 years old?

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Occupation Journalist
Age 62 years old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Born 21 October, 1954
Birthday 21 October
Birthplace Kotor Varoš, PR Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia
Date of death (2016-08-08) Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Died Place Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nationality Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Kopanja's widow is Croatian. He died on 8 August 2016 in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.


In November 2000, Kopanja was awarded the International Press Freedom Award of the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists, which recognizes journalists who show courage in defending press freedom despite facing attacks, threats, or imprisonment.


In October 1999, he lost both legs in a car bomb attack.

In August 1999, Nezavisne Novine broke new ground by reporting on the murder of 200 Muslim civilians by Serbian police officers in 1992. With the report, the paper became the first Serb paper in Republic of Srpska (West Serbia) to report on incidents by Serbs during the Yugoslav Wars. At the same time, he stated that he "stands by the thesis that no nation is genocidal or criminal, but individuals from certain nations are. I think that the Serbian people do not deserve to carry this burden ... I do not allow anyone to commit war crimes in my name or in the name of my people, nor does anyone have the right to do that."

Following Kopanja's reporting on atrocities committed by criminals, he was denounced by some groups as a traitor, and began to receive death threats. On October 22, 1999, he was nearly killed by a car bomb that exploded as he turned the ignition key. A nearby hospital amputated both of his legs. International supporters funded follow-up medical care for him in Austria, as well as high-quality prosthetic legs.


In 1995, shortly after the Dayton Agreement which ended the Bosnian War, Kopanja co-founded Nezavisne Novine, a weekly independent newspaper, in order to "foster improved relationships among Serbs, Muslims and Croats in Bosnia". The magazine was funded in part by the United States Agency for International Development, per a part of the Dayton Agreement which had called for funding for non-nationalist media. Beginning with a circulation of 4,000, the newspaper later became a daily, and its circulation climbed to 18,000 in the next five years.


Željko Kopanja (21 October 1954 – 8 August 2016) was a Serbian newspaper editor and director of the newspaper Nezavisne Novine. The Christian Science Monitor described him as an equal critic of all parties without regard to ethnicity and "probably the most feared journalist in Bosnia and Herzegovina." On August 8, 2016 Željko Kopanja died from a cardiac arrest.

Kopanja was born in Kotor Varoš, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1954. He held a degree in economics from University of Banja Luka. He also was a professional player of association football. He began his journalist career with the Banja Luka's daily newspaper Glas before the Bosnian War and then reported about criminal doings of Republika Srpska during the war for Belgrade's weekly newspaper Telegraf.