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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 […]
June 22, 2017

KRIK Wins Global Data Journalism Award

KRIK received this year’s prestigious global Data Journalism award for its online database that tracks the assets of Serbian politicians. The Global Editors Network presented the award in June to KRIK’s editor in chief, Stevan Dojcinovic and journalist Dragana Peco. Now in its sixth year, the competition celebrates outstanding work […]
April 12, 2017

ICIJ, McClatchy and Miami Herald Win 2017 Pulitzer for the Panama Papers investigation

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists was honored with the Pulitzer Prize on Monday for spearheading a year-long secret investigation that produced a series of stories “using a collaboration of more than 300 reporters on six continents to expose the hidden infrastructure and global scale of offshore tax havens,” the […]
April 10, 2017

KRIK and OCCRP were named finalists of the 2016 Tom Renner Award

Crime and Corruption Reporting Network – KRIK and Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project – OCCRP were named finalists of the 2016 Tom Renner Award. The Panama Papers project in which KRIK and OCCRP cooperated won two categories of the 2016 Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Award.  IRE recognized KRIK, assisted by […]
February 14, 2017

Ex-Wife: Belgrade’s Mayor Organized the Violent Demolition of a Neighborhood

Belgrade’s powerful mayor Sinisa Mali organized last year’s violent demolition of a Belgrade neighborhood because it stood in the way of the ‘Belgrade Waterfront’ construction project, Mali’s ex-wife told The Network for Investigating Crime and Corruption, KRIK. In an interview published on Monday, Marija Mali told KRIK that her ex-husband […]

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