Access to justice and equality before the law are essential for the smooth functioning and well-being of any society. The quality of each and every citizen’s life is directly affected by how well the rule of law is observed in their homeland.
This collection of stories amply demonstrates these issues are very far from resolved across the Balkans.
Justice: Rights and Wrongs in the Balkans, is the product of original research of ten journalists selected from South East Europe to participate in 2011 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, initiated by Robert Bosch Stiftung and ERSTE Foundation, in cooperation with Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN. The programme responds with financial and professional support to the growing need in the region to foster quality reporting, encourage networking amongst journalists and advance balanced coverage on complex issues that are central to the region as well as European Union.
Edited by Anita Rice
Editorial Team: Gordana Igric, Yigal Cazan, Ana Petruseva, Albena Shkodrova, Besar Likmeta, Marian Chiriac, Jeta Xharra.
Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence
An initiative of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and ERSTE Foundation, in cooperation with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network.
Published in 2011 by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Regional Network, Mehmeda Spahe 10, 71000 Sarajevo , Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Designed by Milomir Orlovic.
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