Serbian Dejan Anastasijevic is an investigative journalist and writer, and has freelanced for Time Magazine and The Guardian among others. He came to Brussels as their first Guest Writer.
In 1998, his articles on the violence against ethnic Albanians in Kosovo brought him into discredit with the Milosevic regime. In April 1999, during the NATO bombardments and the subsequent suppression of the free press, he fled to Vienna. He returned to Belgrade to witness the downfall of Milosevic and was the first Serbian journalist to testify against Milosevic at the Tribunal in The Hague. His present journalism is mainly about organised crime and insecurity in Serbia.
Dejan Anastasijevic has also written Out of War (London, 2000), a highly-praised book on the Serbian opposition. He was guest writer in Bussels City of Refuge from 2008 to 2010.