Stevan Dojčinović is an investigative reporter based in Belgrade, working for the Centre for Investigative Journalism in Serbia (CINS) and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).
He specialises in investigating links between organised crime and privatisation deals, and connections between Balkan tycoons, organised crime, private security agencies and the gambling industry.
Dojčinović also investigated the so-called Balkan route of the international cocaine smuggling and corruption in the football clubs. His stories have been published and quoted in various media all over Balkans.
He also teaches journalists how to collect and analyse business data. He won the 2011 NUNS award for investigative reporting and was a finalist for the 2010 Daniel Pearl Awards for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting.
Dojčinović took third prize in the 2011 fellowship for his investigation into how criminals can still cash in on Serbia’s privatisation process, despite the introduction of background checks.
Belgrade is still unable to guarantee convicted criminals will not be able to buy state-owned or state-supervised firms, leading to fears sold firms could be subject to money laundering, fraudulent mortgages and illegal asset-stripping.
Dojčinović travelled to Montenegro and Poland to compare the privatisation systems in those countries to policy in Serbia.
Eleven years after embracing capitalism, Belgrade has cancelled almost 30 per cent of all privatisation deals because of corruption or mismanagement. Yet the system remains open to abuse.
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