News

KRIK’s story How Serbia’s Health Minister Helped a Criminal Avoid Trial written by our journalist Dragana Peco and editor Stevan Dojcinovic has won the EU Award for the best investigative story in Serbia in 2018. This investigation clearly demonstrated strong ties between Minister Zlatibor Loncar and notorious Zemun clan. 

“The authors were meticulously digging through court and other archives, as well as through social media, thus assembling a mosaic containing grotesque illustrations of the longstanding symbiosis of leading politicians and members of criminal clans,” said president of the jury Bojan Pancevski when explaining why the story of connections between Loncar and organized crime group was awarded.

“Professionally speaking, the job was done perfectly and it offers a summarized chronicle of relations of politicians with criminals, including evidence of financial transactions between the minister and a person close to Zemun clan”, said Pancevski.

KRIK’s editor Stevan Dojcinovic stated that this is one of the most significant acknowledgements so far, precisely because this particular story was chosen as the best one.

“There’s something special in all investigations we’ve done about Zlatibor Loncar. Not only are those the stories which brutally show connections between crime world and our government but also working on them has been very difficult. We have never felt such silence – it was almost impossible to find a source ready to talk about him, and when our stories were published, they were rarely republished by other media”, explained Dojcinovic at the award ceremony.

The EU awards have the goal of celebrating and promoting outstanding investigative journalists in the Western Balkans and Turkey, as well as improving the visibility of quality investigative journalism among the public in these countries.

Reporters Vladimir Kostic and Dina Djordjevic were awarded second prize for their articles entitled Small hydroelectric power plants: the state and companies connected to Vucic’s best man profit most and From Nigerian scheme to clandestine EPS procurement worth milions.

Third prize went to Milos Stanic for the article Toxic Taps: Arsenic in Water Stirs Cancer Fears.

Please read KRIK’s entire award-wining story here.

September 10, 2019

KRIK won EU Investigative Journalism Award

KRIK’s story How Serbia’s Health Minister Helped a Criminal Avoid Trial written by our journalist Dragana Peco and editor Stevan Dojcinovic has won the EU Award for the best investigative story in Serbia in 2018. This investigation clearly demonstrated strong ties between Minister Zlatibor Loncar and notorious Zemun clan.  “The authors were […]
September 6, 2019

Court Cases Initiated by Serbian Minister Completed in KRIK’s Favor

Serbia’s Minister without portfolio Nenad Popovic has withdrawn three libel cases he filed against the investigative portal KRIK, while the court dismissed the fourth.  Popovic sued KRIK over stories that revealed his network of offshore companies in Cyprus and the British Virgin Islands. The outlet cited data from the Paradise […]
July 24, 2019

Pro-Government Tabloid Launched Another Media Attack Against KRIK

On Monday portal KRIK published a story about Predrag Mali, brother of Serbian Finance Minister Sinisa Mali, in which we proved that he has been using apartment and a car owned by „Millennium team“, a private company engaged in numerous state-funded projects. On the same day pro-government tabloid „Serbian Telegraph“ […]
June 25, 2019

New Details About Serbian Mafia’s Ties to Politicians Revealed

The retired head of Serbia’s Criminal Police confirmed years-long rumors about the complex ties between the country’s police, politicians, and criminal groups in an exclusive interview with KRIK and NIN, published Thursday. Rodoljub Milovic spoke about the rivalry between two of Belgrade’s most prominent mafia groups and their ties to the […]
May 22, 2019

Stevan Dojcinovic Honored with Knight International Journalism Award

The founder and editor in chief of the Crime and Corruption Reporting Network – KRIK and OCCRP regional editor Stevan Dojcinovic has been named one of the two recipients of the prestigious Knight International Journalism Award, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) announced on Tuesday. The award will be handed to […]
April 27, 2019

Happy Birthday, Panama Papers! And Why it Still Matters

By Will Fitzgibbon, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists – ICIJ 3 April was the third anniversary of the Panama Papers investigation. We certainly celebrated at the Washington D.C. office of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. As a quick recap, the Panama Papers was a huge investigation by journalists who […]
March 3, 2019

Bitter fruit

Written by: Matthew Caruana Galizia There are a number of things that my brothers and I no longer have patience for after our mother, the journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, was assassinated in a car bomb attack in Malta on October 16, 2017. The first is small talk and the second […]
February 17, 2019

Corruption Vs Laundering

By Stelios Orphanides When it comes to corruption, perceptions can sometime vary from country to country. It became obvious to me when I was reporting last year working for the Cyprus Mail. I was looking at information about Transparency International cancelling its cooperation with its Cyprus chapter. The more I […]
December 30, 2018

Bank That Enabled Money Laundering Wins OCCRP’s Top Crime Prize

Source: OCCRP A €230 billion money laundering scandal put Danske Bank ahead of a record 22 other contenders to win the 2019 Corrupt Actor of the Year award from the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. For the past seven years, the non-profit media organization has spotlighted the individual or […]
December 5, 2018

Saric Case: from International Investigation to Second Judgement

The judgement for smuggling nearly six tons of cocaine will be pronounced to Darko Saric and members of his group on Monday. On that occasion, KRIK summarises key moments of the case, details of the investigation and trial, and points to key controversies that have followed the case in the […]