Team

Milica Šarić

Editor-in-Chief

Milica has been working as an investigative journalist and fact-checker since 2012, while she became Editor-in-Chief of the Center for Investigative Journalism of Serbia in 2018. She won the EU award for best young investigative journalist in Serbia in 2017, and with the CINS team won the prestigious 2017 European Press Prize for investigative journalism, for a series of articles on the failed fight against corruption in Serbia, as well as the WJP Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism and Dušan Bogavac award for ethics and courage. As a fact-checker she cooperated with the international reporting network OCCRP, and as an external associate she contributes to the Poynter International Fact-Checking Network.

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Vladimir Kostić

editor

Since the start of 2020, Vladimir has been working as fast content editor on the CINS website, which encompasses most of the news, analyses and other stories in the NEWS section. Vladimir previously worked as a journalist and deputy editor at CINS for eight years.

With his coworkers, Vladimir won two National Awards for Excellence in Investigative Journalism, the 2017 European Press Prize, the WJP Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism, a Balkan Fact-Checking Award, the EU award for investigative journalism in Serbia in 2019, and other accolades.

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Dinа Đorđević

journalist

Dina joined the CINS investigative team in mid-2017, having finished the CINS Investigative Journalism School in 2015 as the most successful participant. From 2015 until joining CINS, she worked as a journalist on the aviation website Tango Six. She started her career as a TV journalist at TV Production Group Mreža in 2014. Nowadays she predominantly covers environmental and aviation topics, as well as energy. She has experience working on cross-border stories – in 2020 she wrote about problems concerning renewable energy sources in the Balkans for the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence awarded by BIRN. She contributes to the CINS multimedia production by making short videos and infographics. In 2019 Dina won several national and international awards for investigative stories related to small hydropower plants in Serbia, which she had worked on together with a coworker

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Stefan Marković

journalist

Stefan Marković joined the CINS investigative team in February 2020. As an investigative journalist, Stefan previously worked at Južne Vesti, and was nominated several times for the national investigative journalism award. He holds a Transparency International School on Integrity certificate. Aside from numerous stories, he also worked on creating CINS’ large database of MPs’ expenses. As a journalist, he also participated in a cross-border project, on a story about the Hungarian government’s donations to the Carpathian region.

Stefan is a comic book collector and loves theater, literature, the art of film and the art of the traditional tavern kafana.

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Teodora Ćurčić

journalist & multimedia producer

Teodora joined the team in 2018 after completing CINS Investigative journalism training course. She took part in creating the database on some 2,800 proceedings that the Serbian Anti-Corruption Agency conducted against public officials. In 2019, this database was shortlisted in the Open Data category for the GEN Data Journalism Award, and is the first example of open data which journalists in Serbia made available in the form of open source code.

Teodora led a CINS team in creating a database titled How Much Does an MP Cost? – a database of the expenses of 402 MPs who occupied seats in parliament from 2016 to 2020. She continued to cover this and other topics as part of the CINS investigative team, prior to which she successfully tackled digital marketing, too.

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Jovana Tomić

journalist

Jovana Tomić has been covering current events for CINS since the beginning of 2020. Before coming to CINS, she spent two years gaining experience at the Internet section of daily Danas. She attended the CINS Investigative Journalism School in 2018, after which she took part in the creation of a database on close to 2,800 proceeding the Anti-Corruption Agency conducted against public officials in Serbia. The database was shortlisted for the GEN Data Journalism award in 2018, in the open data category. Jovana is the winner of the 2020 Marina Kovačev award for best young journalist.

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Miljana Milekić

social media & audience engagement manager

Miljana joined CINS in March 2021. She has a degree in journalism from the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad, and got her first work experience at the Žurnalist student magazine. She landed her first “serious” job at the AS FM radio station as a radio host, whereas at Oradio, a multimedia platform of Radio-Television of Vojvodina, she managed to combine hosting and journalism. Out of love for music, the media and communications she joined the EXIT festival PR team. She is a big investigative reporting aficionado, which is why she joined the CINS team as a promotion and audience engagement manager.

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Branko Čečen

director

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Nevena Ršumović

project manager

Marko Lazić

financial manager