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October 25, 2018

KRIK’s journalists won international CEI SEEMO Award

KRIK’s editor in chief, Stevan Dojcinovic and journalist Dragana Peco won international 2018 Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism, given by the Central European Initiative (CEI) and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO). By: KRIK Dojcinovic and Peco are winners in the category “professional journalists”, because “their brave […]
July 10, 2018

Court: Serbian Minister Must Return Illegally Acquired Land

The Appellate Court in Belgrade upheld a verdict ordering former mayor and current Minister of Finance Sinisa Mali to return illegally acquired land back to the government.  By Katarina Sabadoš, OCCRP In 2017, a commercial court ruled that the contract under which Mali acquired the land through the company Compost […]
June 15, 2018

Serbian Journalist Stefan Cvetkovic Reported Missing

Written by Jesse Chase–Lubitz, OCCRP Serbian journalist Stefan Cvetkovic, known for criticizing local authorities, was reported missing Wednesday evening from the Vojvodina town of Bela Crkva in Serbia. His car was left running with the door open and the lights on. Police in Bela Crkva said they informed the prosecutor and are […]
May 30, 2018

Tabloid Informer Fined for Untruths about KRIK’s Chief Editor

Serbian tabloid Informer will have to pay US $ 1.500 fines in damages to the chief editor of KRIK Stevan Dojcinovic for offensive articles about him, according to the first-instance verdict of the Higher Court. Informer is also fined for invading Dojcinovic’s privacy because it published photos from his private […]
May 18, 2018

Serbian Ombudsman issues order to intelligence agency

The Serbian Ombudsman has ordered the country’s civilian intelligence service to respond to a complaint by an investigative journalist whose personal information was sent to a government affiliated tabloid. Ombudsman Zoran Pasalic ordered the Security Information Agency (BIA) to respond within 21 days to charges that it released the personal […]
May 14, 2018

A weekend in Rome with Belgrade Mayor Sinisa Mali

Belgrade Mayor Sinisa Mali is living a life of luxury, flying business class and staying in sumptuous hotels. How he can afford it on his official salary is anyone’s guess. By Dragana Pećo A reporter for KRIK, the Serbian partner of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), spotted […]
January 12, 2018

Serbian Minister Sues Journalist Over Paradise Papers

A Serbian minister is suing OCCRP partner KRIK for revealing he owns offshore companies and assets worth US$ 100 million. KRIK’s story is based on the Paradise Papers, a massive data leak from a law firm based in Bermuda. The law firm Appleby had declared Nenad Popovic, a minister without portfolio, a high risk person after having dug […]
September 21, 2017

EU Reminds Serbia to Respect Media Freedom

After the party of a Serbian government minister vilified an investigative editor as a ‘drug addict’, the EU has reminded Belgrade that it will be tracking Serbia’s respect for a free media during the accession process. By: BIRN, Maja Zivanovic The EU press service has reminded would-be-member Serbia that freedom […]
September 19, 2017

Statement from OCCRP on Government Attacks on KRIK

It has come to our attention that members of the current government have launched a smearing campaign against one of the members of our network. In a report that was published on Monday, KRIK has raised valid questions regarding the expensive property owned by a government official. We believe that the response of Minister […]
September 19, 2017

Serbian Minister’s Party Vilifies Editor as ‘Drug Addict’

After Serbia’s Crime and Corruption Reporting Network, KRIK, investigated the origin of money which Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin used to buy an apartment, his party called KRIK’s editor a “drug addict”. Maja Zivanovic BIRN Belgrade Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin’s Movement of Socialists party lashed out after KRIK published a report […]

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