DID YOU KNOW?  -- Three years before the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide, Serbs torched Bosniak villages and killed at least 3,166 Bosniaks around Srebrenica. In 1993, the UN described the besieged situation in Srebrenica as a "slow-motion process of genocide." In July 1995, Serbs forcibly expelled 25,000 Bosniaks, brutally raped many women and girls, and systematically killed 8,000+ men and boys (DNA confirmed).

30 May, 2011


The above photo of Daria Sito-Sucic is not copyrighted.
Daria Sito-Sucic -- ethnically mixed Reuters correspondent from Sarajevo --  has been harrassing us lately. This individual must be on a heavy medication, she is out of control. Perhaps it's time to change pills and try something new. It all started when we criticized her on 15 May 2011, see our post "Daria Sito-Sucic, Incompetent Journalist." After she read the post, she went straight to Valerie Kirschmann, 'Principal Legal Counsel' for Reuters, so she could complain that we unfairly criticized her. Kirschmann must have told her there is nothing they can do, except ask us to remove her photo, which was allegedly 'copyrighted.'
Sir, Madam, 
It has come to our attention that your site refers to a picture of our journalist Daria Sito-Sucic. 
The publication of the picture on your website infringes on the rights of the copyright holder, and the picture should therefore be removed immediately. 
As for your criticism of Reuters coverage, we take this opportunity to highlight that for more than 160 years, Reuters has been committed to reporting unbiased, accurate and impartial news. The same principles and standards, which lie at the core of all Reuters reporting, apply to our video and film as well as photography. As an organization, we are dedicated to upholding these principles in everything we do. We are confident that reporting about which you have complained complies with our stringent editorial guidelines. 
Thanks in advance.
Yours sincerely.

Valerie Kirschmann
Principal Legal Counsel
Thomson Reuters
We removed the 'copyrighted' photo from the page and switched it with a new photo, which we obtained from private sources. In her Reuters correspondence, Daria Sito-Sucic continues to dehumanize our people by constantly referring to us as "Bosnian Muslims." For her, Bosniaks do not exist. This is what we get when we let Serbs and Croats run the show in Sarajevo -- instead of being appreciative of our tolerance, they look for every opportunity to stab us in the back.