Trieste / Vienna, 15 November 2018
The Central European Initiative (CEI) and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), in special partnership with the Media Program South East Europe of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), have announced the winners of the “CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism 2018”: Stevan Dojcinovic and Dragana Peco (Serbia) in the section “Professional Journalists” and Nino Bilajac (Bosnia and Herzegovina) in the section “Young Professional Journalists”.
Stevan Dojcinovic and Dragana Peco work for the investigative portal KRIK and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). They will receive this award for their contribution to the investigative journalism in Serbia and for the impact of their courageous stories on the society in a challenging environment. They have been working together on the Paradise Papers files and for this effort, they received high recognition both at national and international level. They often work under dangerous and unsafe conditions and are both threatened and under pressure.
Place of attack on Olivera Lakic in Podgorica
Bratislava – after killilng of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová
Presentation of the CEI SEEMO Award for Investigtive Journalism 2018 in Tirana
The CEI and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), in special partnership with the Media Program South East Europe of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), have opened the Call for Applications 2018 of the CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism.
The Call is divided into two categories: “Professional journalists” (4.000 EUR) and “Young professional journalists” (1.000 EUR).
The Award aims at honouring the work carried out by investigative journalists and their contribution to investigative reporting despite the difficult conditions under which they often have to operate. Since its establishment in 2008, the CEI SEEMO Award has contributed to promoting quality investigative reporting in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, providing recognition and visibility to the work of remarkable journalists from the region.
The Call is open to nationals of the 18 CEI Member States: Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.
The winners will be awarded during the South East Europe Media Forum taking place in Tirana, Albania, on 15-16 November 2018.
Deadline for submission of applications: Wednesday, 31 May 2018 (23.59 CEST).
Online Application Form (please go to http://www.cei.int/CEI-SEEMO-award-2018)