Nino Bilajac

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Nino joined Detektor (BIRN BiH) in 2022 as a journalist. He is based in the Sarajevo office providing support to regional operations.

His main responsibilities include following developments related to corruption and crime at government institutions and public companies, as well as foreign malign influence. Previously, he worked in the media and NGO sector, such as the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIN), Face TV Sarajevo and N1 BiH as a reporter, editor and producer and was responsible for researching, investigating and authoring complex investigative stories, covering financial misuse in public procurement and public funds.

During this period, he also gained valuable experience in investigative reporting.

His awards include “Eco Journalist” 2022 – winner; European Union Award for Investigative Journalism in BiH 2021 – second prize; European Press Prize 2021 – selected in the top five; CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism 2018 – winner; Thompson Foundation – Finalist for the Young Journalist Award, 2017 University and Languages.

Nino studied Communication and Journalism at the University of Sarajevo. His bachelor’s degree was in media and communication. In addition to his formal education, he attended various projects, courses and seminars on journalism and investigative reporting. Along with Bosnian, his mother tongue, Nino speaks English.