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 […]
July 24, 2017

CRD: Authorities Must Investigate the Break-in of Prominent Journalist’s Apartment

On Friday 7 July, prominent journalist Dragana Peco’s apartment was broken into while she was not at home. Her belongings had been moved around but no valuable items were stolen. In the recent past, similar incidents have occurred as attempts to silence other journalists, and Civil Rights Defenders therefore urges […]
July 22, 2017

Petrovic: Ties Between Criminals and Serbian Politicians is Nothing New

“The link between criminals, government officials and football hooligans has become very public in recent years,” Predrag Petrovic from the Belgrade Center for Security Policy (BCSP) told KRIK. In reference to KRIK’s recent investigation that shows how a security guard tied to Serbia’s underworld assaulted journalists and protestors at President […]
July 21, 2017

Minister Stefanovic’s Remarks on Mafia-tied Guard Contradict SNS’s Earlier Statement

Serbia’s Minister of Interior Nebojsa Stefanovic wasn’t clear at Thursday’s press conference whether his ruling party had hired security guards tied to criminal organizations for President Aleksandar Vucic’s inauguration ceremony. Stefanovic said that he doesn’t believe the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) recruited Borko Aranitovic, one of the aggressors who assaulted […]
July 13, 2017

“The Black Book” Shows State Unwillingness To Solve Murder Cases

Written by: Lorenzo Bodrero, journalist and co-founder of Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI) The data on mafia related deaths in Serbia and Montenegro collected in the past five years by KRIK and Radio Free Europe are impressive. With an average of 16 homicides each year, the statistic underscores the prevalence of criminal […]
July 8, 2017

KRIK’s Journalist Apartment Broken Into

The home of Dragana Peco, award winning KRIK’s investigative reporter, has been broken into, with her belongings turned over, but no valuables reported missing. The apartment was broken into on Friday, while Dragana was out of the city and her fiance found the flat with a broken lock when he […]
June 28, 2017

Daily Paper Politika’s Deceiving Coverage of Belgrade Mayor Sinisa Mali

Serbia’s oldest newspaper Politika published a laudatory two-page spread in May about Belgrade Mayor Sinisa Mali that disclosed in fine print this was a paid advertisement. Commentators told KRIK the inconspicuous disclaimer was a violation of journalistic ethics, but Politika’s acting editor in chief disagreed. By Milica Vojinović Politika published […]

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