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EU Awards for Investigative Journalism presented in Montenegro

The winning reports of the EU Awards for Investigative Journalism were unveiled at a ceremony on 15 June held in the Montenegrin capital, Podgorica. The awards recognise the best investigative stories published in 2020 in Montenegro. Winners tackled a range of issues ranging from the Azeri ruling family’s shady involvement in a resort to mafia gang warfare – and how the son of a fugitive former president made a fortune in Serbia.


First prize went to journalists Biljana Matijasevic and Alisa Hajdarpasic for their story ‘Portonovi is Owned by the Daughter of the President of Azerbaijan’, published by Centre for Investigative Journalism in Montenegro. Second prize was awarded to Svetlana Djokić of TV Vijesti for the ‘Way of Revenge’ series, while Dejan Milovac from MANS received a special research award for the ‘Dossier Carevic: All the President’s People’ investigation. The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network’s (BIRN) investigation into the controversial business dealings of Milos Marović, son of Montenegrin fugitive ex-president Svetozar Marović, picked up third prize.


The EU Awards for Investigative Journalism in Montenegro are part of an ongoing EU-funded project Strengthening Quality News and Independent Journalism in the Western Balkans and Turkey. The aim of the project is to empower and support independent journalism and investigative journalists.

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