Monday, April 12, 1999 Published at 06:50 GMT 07:50 UK
Serb editor shot dead
Dnevni Telegraf maintains a presence on the Internet
By Jacky Rowland in Podgorica, Montenegro
The editor of a leading independent newspaper in Serbia has been killed in Belgrade.
The newspaper was closed down last year under a new information law in Serbia, and since then has been published in Montenegro.
Mr Curuvija's killing takes the crisis over the media in Yugoslavia into a new dimension.
The Serbian government introduced a new law on information last October, when Nato first threatened military action against Belgrade.
Under this law, the authorities have the right to move against news organisations whose reporting is deemed to threaten national interests.
Dnevni Telegraf was closed down under these emergency measures, and Mr Curuvija was heavily fined.
Moved to dodge restrictions
But delivering the paper back to Serbia proved a logistical nightmare, and publication ground to a halt with the Nato air strikes.
The leading independent radio station, B-92, has been closed, and all news organisations have to respect military censorship.
But Mr Curuvija is the first journalist to be killed in the current crisis, and his shooting has sent shock waves throughout the media all over Yugoslavia.