Esad Hećimović is a Bosnian investigative journalist.

He is editor at OBN TV based in Sarajevo. He was awarded for his contribution to investigative journalism by SEEMO and Central European Initiative in 2009. Hećimović was awarded as The Journalist of the Year in Bosnia and Hercegovina for 2011. He wrote books, including about the Garibi mujahideens in Bosnia 1992-1999. Hećimović has worked with a number of Western journalists and media outlets, including some Pulitzer Prize winners on crossborder investigations through the past 20 years.

Basic information

Esad Hećimović
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Supported projects

In the Name of the State

  • Corruption
  • Data Journalism
  • Politics

LJUBLJANA - From 1991 until 1995, the Yugoslav Wars wreaked havoc on the Balkans. War crimes of all sorts and flavours struck the region with such fierceness and frequency that by the end of the 20th century Yugoslavia had been torn apart. One of the crimes committed was the illegal trade of arms by government officials of the countries involved, acts with which they infringed the UN arms embargo.