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Serbia: Measures Discouraging Investigative Journalism Introduced

“Follow the money.” It’s a simple principle that guides many investigative journalists. But what happens when a government lets those journalists themselves be tracked in the process?

Serbia's Business Register Agency recently introduced measures that could seriously discourage journalists and others from obtaining information about Serbian companies. The agency now demands that users register before accessing documents such as company history, ownership structure or financial reports, removing the safety of investigating dubious businesses anonymously.

OCCRP Denounces Assault on Press Freedom in Slovenia

By Nathan Goldman

A Ljubljana District Court judge has approved the indictment of Anuška Delić, an OCCRP partner and journalist for the Slovenian newspaper Delo, for allegedly publishing classified information.

Delić published several stories during the 2011 parliamentary election campaign revealing connections between members of the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) and the neo-Nazi group “Blood and Honour.” SDS came in second place in the election, with its leader Janez Janša elected Prime Minister of a coalition government; Janša later lost his position as prime minister in an unrelated corruption case, and is currently serving a two-year prison sentence.

BiH: CIN Wins Two Anti-Corruption Awards

The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIN) was recognized at the Anti-Corruption Civic Organizations’ Unified Network (ACCOUNT)’s annual journalism awards ceremony.

OCCRP: Winner in Knight News Challenge

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is among winners of Knight News Challenge with a plan to map Internet ownership across Eastern Europe.

Ukraine: Kyiv Post wins Prestigious Award

The online newspaper “Kyiv Post” is one of seven winners of the 2014 Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism, given by faculty of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism.