OCCRP Journalists Win Serbia’s Best Investigative Story of the Year

nagrada_malaA series by OCCRP reporters from Serbia and Bosnia has been named best investigative story of the year. This is the second year in a row the reporters have won the distinction, given by Serbia’s Organization of Independent Journalists in conjunction with the US Embassy to Serbia.

The Center for Investigative Reporting in Serbia (CINS) and Bosnia’s Center for Investigative Reporting (CIN) won the award for a five part series on convicted money launderer Zoran Copic, who holds both Serbian and Bosnian citizenship.

Stevan Dojcinovic and Bojana Jovanovic of CINS and Mahir Sahinovic of CIN reported on Copic’s role as a money launderer for Montenegrin narco boss Darko Saric by taking advantage of the privatizations of at least 15 companies between 2005 and 2008.

The stories were edited and coordinated by John Holland and Branko Cecen.