14 December 2018
Podgorica – ESI in jury for Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence
Fellows, jury members and BIRN staff. Photo: BIRN
Fellows, jury members and BIRN staff. Photo: BIRN

Meeting in Podgorica on 14 December 2018, the jury of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, including ESI’s Kristof Bender, chose the winners of the 2018 programme. The first prize went to Claudia Ciobanu, a freelance journalist from Romania, for her investigation of global ties between ultra-conservative movements opposing gay marriage and gender equality in South East Europe. You can read her story here

The second prize went to Ivana Jeremic from Serbia for a courageous investigative research revealing links between politics, crime and football hooliganism in Serbia. The thrid prize went to Andjela Milivojevic for her work exploring political violence in northern Kosovo. Their as well as all the other articles will be published at BIRN’s website in the coming days and weeks.