Stevan Dojcinovic Honored with Knight International Journalism Award

OCCRP regional editor Stevan Dojcinovic has been named one of the two recipients of the prestigious Knight International Journalism Award, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) announced on Tuesday.

unnamedStevan DojcinovicThe award will be handed to him at the ICFJ annual Anniversary Awards Dinner, which will be held in Washington DC in November. The Knight International Journalism Award goes to reporters, editors, and others who, despite difficult circumstances, produce pioneering news reports that significantly impact their countries.

Recipients of the Knight International Journalism Award are reporters, editors, technologists, media managers or citizen journalists who, despite difficult circumstances, produce pioneering news reports or innovations that make a significant impact in their countries.

In addition to his work at OCCRP, Dojcinovic is a founder and editor in chief of the Crime and Corruption Reporting Network (KRIK) in Belgrade, Serbia. He leads a team of journalists who shed light on money laundering schemes by business elites and other abuses by government officials. Dojcinovic has been on the receiving end of threats and vicious personal attacks by government allies due to his journalistic work, but has persevered.

The other Knight International Journalism Award has been given to Rose Wangui, a features reporter with NTV, the television arm of the Nation Media Group in Kenya. Her work often tackles taboo subjects, such as the sexual bondage of young girls in remote villages, the deaths of young Kenyan women who worked in the Persian Gulf, and the plight of schoolchildren in some areas of the country.

Additionally, CBS news correspondent Elizabeth Palmer is receiving the Excellence in International Reporting Award. Palmer has gained recognition for her coverage of the conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq. She has also consistently covered Iran over the past decade, and is one of the few foreign journalists to have visited Iran’s nuclear installations.

Finally, Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron will receive ICFJ’s Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism. He will be honored for his lifetime commitment to the highest journalistic standards, as newsrooms under his leadership have won 16 Pulitzer Prizes.

The ICFJ Anniversary Awards Dinner is a 600 person event that seeks to recognize journalists whose work has made an outstanding impact on society.