The commemoration of three Italian journalists, Mario Luchetti, Dario D’Angelo and Alessandro Oto, who died on January 28th 1994 in Mostar while shooting a movie about children victims of war, was held yesterday in Mostar, it was reported by Anadolu Agency (AA).
Remembrance of the three employees of Italian national television RAI was organized by the Embassy of Italy and the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).
Ambassador of Italy to BiH – Nicola Minasi, the head of the OSCE Mission to BiH – Ambassador Bruce Berton, wife of the died journalist Alessandro Milenko Oto, and Italian Parliamentary Representative – Marco Bergonzi memorialized died journalists at the memorial place of a tragic event with the sound of a violin.
“They did not want to die here, but they certainly wanted to tell a story about the suffering of this people and region,“ Minasi said, and emphasized the importance of journalistic work and action.
Speaking of the importance of telling the truth to the society for journalists, he thanked all the journalists who work in their service of transfering the truth, and those who have attended the mentioned event.
Ambassador Berton emphasized that journalism is an extremely dangerous profession, especially in war time, as evidenced by the tragedy that happened in Mostar in 1994.
“It is important that we remember and document the truth about what has happened here and do not forget it in society,” Berton said.
Italian Parliamentary Representative, Marco Bergonzi, points out that this is not just a commemoration but much more, which is also written on the memorial place of died journalists.
“What was needed for our society was to show the truth, and this memory should always remain alive,” Bergonzi concluded.