News - Special award to Journalismfund.eu team
BELGRADE - During the Southeast Europe Media Forum in Belgrade yesterday and today a team supported by Journalismfund.eu received a special investigative journalism diploma.
Matej Šurc and Blaz Zgaga from Slovenia worked for years on a trilogy of books about illegal arms trade during the Yugoslav wars in the 1990ies. Even before the third and last book of the trilogy is published, the team has been awarded for their work.
During the Southeast Europe Media Forum organised by The Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) and the Central European Initiative (CEI) in Belgrade yesterday the team was awarded a special investigative journalism diploma.
The jury praised their research and granted the diploma for “their investigative work on arms trade in Slovenia in 1990, based on consistent research of the arms dealings, supported by numerous documents and verified by credible sources as well as on a cross border investigative cooperation, which is an added value to the whole story.”
The Slovene team cooperated with Saša Leković from Croatia and Ecad Hecimovic from Bosnia-Hercegovina, who published individually in each their countries.
Journalismfund.eu supported the Slovenian team, while the part of the team, that was working outside EU countries, received support by Scoop, a Danish support structure covering the non-EU Balkan countries.
Read more about the stories and the research by the award winning team and their partners in Bosnia and Croatia on Journalismfund.eu and on Euobserver.