Slander Against Serbian Investigative Journalists

Our Balkan colleagues in KRIK and OCCRP are being accused of conspiracy to overthrow the government of Serbia.The allegations are made in the government-friendly tabloid Informer, which disturbingly seems to have access to information from state intelligence or law enforcement.
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Riga Summer School of Investigative Reporting 2014

[ August 14, 2014 to August 16, 2014. ] The Centre for Media Studies at SSE Riga invites you to attend the third Summer School on Investigative Reporting run by professionals with globally recognised reputations.

Get inspiration and learn techniques from the reporter that uncovered the huge scandal of illegal tapping of phone messages by newspapers in Great Britain – Nick Davies.
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Ukrainian Journalists Under Attack

Safety is fast becoming a coveted commodity for journalists and activists in Ukraine. Over the last month, at least five reporters have been attacked in apparent connection to their work, while scores of activists have been detained, the NGO for free expression IFEX notes. Read the whole story.

Pulling out of the Balkans Media Market


The German media company WAZ is one of the strongest in Europe. But its entry in the Balkans was not so easy.
The work of WAZ in Serbia and Croatia is marked with media companies in debts, nontransparent business practice, ties to tycoons close to the state, tight connection with the governments, obsolete editorial policies and ... Read More »

Investigating at a small scale

Three reporters presented their investigations at the GIJC 2011. Even though considered ‘small scale’ these investigations were difficult and mattered.
By Solveig Gram Jensen, posted October 15th, 2011
The three investigative reporters, Meri Jordanovska, Macedonia, Tanja Jankovic, Serbia, Jauhen Valoshyn, Belarus presented their individual investigations at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Kiev 2011.
Meri Jordanovska explained how ... Read More »

Balkans car stealing mafia

The car-stealing business is doing extremely well in the Balkans.

In the aftermath of the fall of Iron curtain and falling of Yugoslavia the Balkans have become favorable for growing criminal activities of any kind. The years of constant turbulence were used to generate one of the best-created networks of organized crime.

God advice: Buy your Serbian products in Macedonia

When you want to buy Serbian products, go to Macedonia and get them for half the price.

Confectionery products from Serbia are up to 50 per cent cheaper in Macedonia. The same goes for meat products.

Water creates wars

Photo: Andrej Ginovski.

The rich amounts of water in the Balkans is not only a source of life but also a constant reason for corruption and wars – read the fascinating investigations by Aleksandar Pisarev on the topic here.

Vukovar Croats Were Tortured in Nis, Serbia

ФОТО: Бранимир Косеч, бывший приходской священник в Вуковаре, был захвачен Югославской армией в ноябре 1991 года и находился в плену наряду с многими другими хорватами.

From mid-November 1991 to late February 1992, more than 400 Croatian civilians and soldiers were imprisoned in a camp in Nis, where at least one person died. Three former prisoners told Scoop’s reporter they personally experienced brutal treatment in the Nis detention camp.

Forgotten factories lie on toxins

Pct1: Closed down factory HIV Veles poses a threat to the environment and the population owing to a possible explosion and corrosion of 6 tons of ill-protected liquid ammonium and remains of sulphuric acid: Darko Moraitov, Skopje, Macedonia

There are more than six million and one hundred thousand forgotten toxic substances lying within the grounds of abandoned factories in the region of Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro. With time it is entering underground water. The removal of these toxins is the obligation of all three countries which signed the Stockholm Convention and it is a condition for their becoming members of EU…


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