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Serbian Authorities Seek Bank Data of Rights Groups, Investigative Media

A department of Serbia’s finance ministry tasked with tackling money laundering and terrorism financing has asked banks to hand over data about the transactions of dozens of individuals and NGOs known for their work on human rights, transparency and exposing corruption.

Vucic Dismisses BIRN Report on COVID-19 Figures in Serbia

Aleksandar Vucic said BIRN report on the real number of COVID-19 victims in Serbia relies on data that are ‘not authentic’ – and again attacked the outlet over its 2015 investigation into the Tamnava mine clearance.

BIRN Journalists Win Serbian Prize for Investigative Journalism

BIRN Serbia  journalists Jelena Veljkovic and Aleksandar Djordjevic have won this year’s Dejan Anastasijevic Investigative Journalism Award in the online media category for a series of articles about the father of the Serbian interior minister’s involvement in arms trading.

BIRN Serbia Monitoring Examines Media Reporting on Corruption

Organised crime and corruption are regular topics in the Serbian media, but BIRN Serbia’s monitoring, carried out in cooperation with the Centre for Judicial Research (CEPRIS) NGO shows that only a small number of articles reported on the court cases, indicating that the media often do not follow such cases to their judicial conclusion.

Three BIRN Journalists Nominated for Serbian Investigative Awards

Investigative articles by BIRN journalists Ana Curic, Jelena Veljkovic, and Aleksandar Djordjevic have been shortlisted for the Dejan Anastasijevic Investigative Journalism Award in the online media category.

BIRN Wins Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Award

To mark World Press Freedom Day on Sunday, campaign group Reporters Without Borders Austria awarded the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network with its annual Press Freedom Award – A Signal for Europe.

BIRN Bosnia and Serbia’s Ana Curic up for Sigma Awards

A database of Bosnian government official vehicles, a project of the Balkans Investigative Reporting Network in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has been shortlisted for the 2020 Sigma Awards for data journalism. The BIRN BiH project was shortlisted in the Open Data category. Ana Curic, a BIRN journalist from Serbia, has been shortlisted in the Young Journalist category for her overall work in 2019.

BIRN Joins International Investigation into Medical Devices

A journalist from BIRN Serbia has contributed to a major worldwide investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists into the safety of medical devices such as implants.

‘Predators’ Documentary: Serbia’s Fishy Problem

New documentary produced by award-winning environmental film maker looks at the damaging consequences of over-fishing and illegal fishing in Serbia.

BIRN Partners with Prague Media Point Conference

BIRN Serbia is a partner in this year’s Prague Media Point conference, an international journalism conference for media professionals, journalists, academics, policy-makers and activists which will be held in the Czech capital from December 5-7.

EU Investigative Journalism Award-Winners Named in Serbia

The three winners of the European Union’s investigative journalism prize in Serbia were announced on Tuesday at the EU Info Centre in Belgrade, with judges praising the work for its high quality.

Updated Serbian Media Ownership Monitor Database Presented

BIRN Serbia held a presentation on Wednesday of its updated database of media ownership in Serbia, highlighting the increase of state influence on the media sector, as well as the increased influence of cable operators.

Calls Open for EU Investigative Journalism Award

Applications are now open for submission of investigative articles from the Western Balkans and Turkey for the annual EU Investigative Journalism Award.

BIRN Serbia Editor Wins Journalism Award

Slobodan Georgiev, an editor at BIRN Serbia, and Tatjana Lazarevic, editor-in-chief of the KoSSev website from Mitrovica in Kovoso, won the Stanislav Marinkovic award on Tuesday.

BIRN Serbia Wins Investigative Reporting Award

BIRN Serbia journalist Jelena Veljkovic was awarded a prize at a ceremony on Tuesday for the best investigative journalism story in Serbian online media.

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