Read about the ways in which counterfeit money arrives in Serbia and the complete “mechanisms” of this exclusive, lucrative “cross-border” crime, investigated by a participant in the “Investigative Reporting and Organized Crime” training program, implemented by NetNovinar – Center for Investigative Reporting and Media Education.
An investigative team of the Investigative Reporting and Organized Crime program implemented by Media Centar Sarajevo Training Center questioned the results of court proceedings for attempted sale of a valuable, illegally uncovered archeological find, as well as facts based on which the court verdicts were reached, proving beyond any doubt the existence of a ring involved in illegal archeology, smuggling and trafficking in Serbia’s cultural and historic wealth. Written by: Belgrade weekly NIN journalists Dragana Perić and Nebojša Janković
The story “Money Laundering to be Penalized Again” by Andreja Kasanić, created in the first generation of the “Investigative Reporting Program: Stories on the Theme of Organized Crime,” resulted in a provision penalizing “money laundering” being reinserted in the Penal Code of the Republic of Croatia.
As a result of illegal exploitation of quarries, logging and artificially turning woodlands into construction sites, Slavonian forests are being destroyed with impunity. Authorities, including the Croatian Government, instead of putting a stop to this, are allowing and even stimulating it. This is the most thorough story so far on the issue, with documented results of a journalist’s investigation.By Ljiljanka Mitoš-Svoboda, freelance journalist, Osijek
A participant in the “Investigative Reporting and Organized Crime” program implemented by the Media Centar Sarajevo NetNovinar Training Center, after working on her investigation for just two months, deserved an announcement on the front page of the Zagreb Večernji List for uncovering hidden documentation about judges who withdrew their money from a collapsed savings and loan association through real estate when “ordinary” savers couldn’t.