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CINS Journalists Win Tolerance Award

16 Nov 2023
Jovana Tomić i Teodora Ćurčić; photo: CINS
CINS journalists Teodora Ćurčić and Jovana Tomić have won the Annual Tolerance Award presented by the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality on the occasion of the International Day for Tolerance.

Teodora and Jovana were awarded first place in the online category for their article “Femicide in Serbia: Crime and Lesser Punishments”. They analyzed 117 femicide cases that went to court between 2014 and the end of 2022. More than half of those cases were not characterized as aggravated murder, enabling those who commit femicide to get away with lesser punishments. In some of the cases, judges cited bizarre mitigating circumstances and imposed lesser sentences, while shifting part of the responsibility onto the murdered women.

The journalists analyzed court documentation, created an internal database, and spoke with numerous experts. This story was part of a collaboration through the European Data Journalism Network (EDJNet), which CINS is a part of.

Alongside our journalists, Stefan Mihajlovski (Zoomer) and Jelena Milenković (Boom93) were also awarded in the online media/portals category,. In the TV/radio category, the winners were Sanja Ljubisavljević Bekić (RTS), Aleksandar Minić (TV Forum), and Nikolina Kljaić (Blic TV). In the print media category, the winners were Dejana Cvetković (Vreme), Dunja Karanović (Lice ulice), and Snežana Rovčanin Tomković (Novosti).

The Annual Journalism Awards for Tolerance have been presented for eight years by the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality and the OSCE Mission to Serbia.

The awards were handed out at the Seventh Regional Forum of Equality Bodies of South-East Europe, organized on the occasion of the International Day for Tolerance.

The main theme of this year’s conference was the discrimination of the elderly, with panels dedicated to multiple forms of discrimination based on age and the challenges faced by elderly women.


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