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Invitation for the EU Award ceremony for investigative journalism

We kindly invite you to attend the EU Awards ceremony for investigative journalism on Wednesday, 8th of July, at 11:00 which will take place at the Roman Hall of the Belgrade City Library (Rimska dvorana Biblioteke grada Beograda), Knez Mihailova 56, Belgrade.

The competition was open during the May of 2015 for the authors of the investigative stories reporting on societal issues related to abuse of power and fundamental rights, corruption and organized crime in Serbia that otherwise would not have been brought to the public’s attention.

The EU award for investigative journalism aims at celebrating and promoting outstanding achievements of investigative journalists and improving the visibility of quality investigative journalism in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

Received entries were evaluated by the jury composed of: Brankica Stanković, journalist of B92, Milorad Ivanović, the chief editor of Newsweek, dr Rade Veljanovski, Professor of Faculty of Political Sciences, Žužana Serenčeš, Member of the Executive Board of Independent Journalists’ Association of Vojvodina and doc. dr Vladimir Barović, Professor of Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad.

The award is established by the European Commission, DG Enlargement, following the EU Enlargement strategy which recognizes strong need for ensuring freedom of expression in the media, and for support to investigative journalism to monitor the reform processes and to keep the historical momentum toward the EU accession.

The EU award for investigative journalism will be given each year in each of seven countries in the period of three years (2014 – 2016).

The annual award fund for investigative stories published in Serbia in 2014 is 10 000 Euro. 3000- 5000 Euro per individual prize is to be awarded..

The award is administered by the regional partnership of civil society organizations, coordinated by the Peace Institute in Ljubljana, which was selected for that task by the European Commission. The awarding process in Serbia is managed by the Novi Sad School of Journalism.

*This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of The Peace Institute and Novi Sad School of Journalism and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.

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