The 2013 topic – Integrity – has been interpreted by the journalists in a variety of ways,touching on themes such as the protection of whistleblowers, corruption, media ethicsand the legacy of war.
The Fellowship gives journalists the means to follow their storyacross borders and see how similar situations are dealt with in different countries. Thisyear, for example, striking insights have been gained by comparing how veterans aretreated in Croatia and Serbia.
Our reporters have pursued the rampant culture of briberyfrom the universities of Bosnia to the hospitals of Romania. They have written about corruptmayors, politicized NGOs and irresponsible governments. Their detailed investigationshelp our readers understand complex issues better.
Edited by Neil Arun
Editorial Team: Gordana Igric, Yigal Cazan, Ana Petruseva, Boris Pavelic, Besar Likmeta, Marian Chiriac, Jeta Xharra.
Published in 2013 by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Regional NetworkBranilaca Sarajeva br 14/1, 71 000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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2013 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence
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Dino Jahic works as an editor-in-chief of the Center for Investigative Journalism of Serbia.
Vlad Odobescu is a freelance features writer, based in Bucharest.
Mirko Rudic is a features writer for Vreme magazine, based in Belgrade.
Meri Jordanovska is an investigative reporter for the Skopje-based political weekly, Fokus.
Goran Rizaov is a business reporter for Dnevnik newspaper in Skopje.
Hana Marku is the managing editor of Kosovo 2.0, a Pristina-based website and magazine that covers culture and politics.
Melisa Skender reports on media affairs for Novinar, the magazine of the Croatian journalists' association.
Katarina Panic is a journalist based in Prijedor and Banja Luka with SRNA news agency.
Erjona Rusi is a journalist and moderator at A1 Report TV in Albania.
Elena Stancu is the deputy editor-in-chief of the Romanian edition of Marie Claire magazine.
This year’s theme is integrity, in the sense of being honest or principled.