Details of the verdict against KRIK: the privileged officials

The verdict against KRIK has one major controversy: it does not question the veracity of the wiretapped conversation that the journalists published, it is also claimed that journalists have the right to explain things to their readers – but at the same time the KRIK’s editor and its journalist were […]

Serbian Investigative Journalists Are Fighting to Stay Alive. Will Europe Hear Them?

WRITTEN BY ILYA LOZOVSKY, OCCRP The European Union has praised Serbia for its commitment to “fundamental reforms,” and the country’s drive for membership is grinding forward. Meanwhile, a campaign of pressure and intimidation against independent journalists is ramping up in Belgrade. “I will kill and burn you all,” the tweet […]

Suspected Drug Producer Sues KRIK for Calling him ‘Accused Narco Boss’

The alleged owner of a cannabis farm sued portal KRIK for calling him an “accused narco boss,” although the man is currently on trial for growing more than a tonne of the banned weed. Journalist associations said on Wednesday that the lawsuit is aimed to stop KRIK from reporting about […]

Pro-government media is running a campaign accusing KRIK of being aligned with criminals

Several pro-government media in Serbia have yesterday launched another vicious smear campaign against KRIK. Tabloids and television Pink are accusing KRIK of being aligned with Veljko Belivuk, recently arrested leader of a criminal group, currently under investigation for several monstrous murders. He and his hooligan group are well known to […]

Serbian Appellate Court Upholds Drug Lord’s Sentence

Ending a decade-long trial, the Court of Appeal in Belgrade confirmed on Monday the 15-year prison sentence for Serbian drug lord Darko Šarić who headed a gang that smuggled nearly six tonnes of cocaine from South America to Europe. Šarić’s group is believed to have made 22 million euros (US$25.88 million) from the cocaine […]

KRIK’s Social Media Manager Home Broken Into

The apartment of KRIK’s social media manager Andjela Mitrovic was broken into last night in Belgrade. This is the third time that members of KRIK team have had their homes broken into – previously it happened to our journalists Dragana Peco and Milica Vojinovic. Police did not solve any of […]

Zoran Jaksić’s Last Hurrah in Peru

By Pavla Holcová and Stevan Dojčinović The world got a little smaller on July 17, 2016. That evening, television news reports in Peru and in Serbia were covering the very same story: A global drug trafficker who had switched among 40 identities to escape justice for years had finally been caught. […]

Powerful Serbian-American Drug Traffickers May Have Ties to Intelligence Agencies

By Stevan Dojčinović, Pavla Holcová, and Alessia Cerantola Mileta Miljanić, a Bosnian-born U.S. citizen, is a wanted man in Italy and faces arrest if he so much as changes planes there. In New York, a 2003 federal indictment of Miljanić remains inexplicably open, with no apparent move to take him […]

Serbian Drug Lord Gets Nine Years Jail for Money Laundering

After trials that stretched over a decade, the Belgrade High Court sentenced on Friday 13 Serbian members of a criminal group led by drug lord Darko Šarić, who was sent behind bars for nine years for laundering millions of dirty drug money. Other members of Šarić’s group that operated from […]

KRIK Reporter’s Phone Confiscated After Photographing President’s Son

On Wednesday night, at around ten o’clock, an unknown man took away mobile phone from our journalist Bojana Pavlović, after she had photographed Danilo Vučić, the son of the President of Serbia, watching a football match together with Aleksandar Vidojević – a hooligan close to the Kavač criminal clan. This […]