Team

Milica Saric

Director

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 Kostic

Editor-in-Chief

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 Djordjevic

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.

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Stefan Markovic

journalist

Stefan 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.

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Teodora Curcic

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?

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Jovana Tomic

journalist

Jovana 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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Ivana Milosavljevic

journalist and social media & audience engagement manager

Ivana is a graduate student in journalism at the Faculty of Political Sciences, and has been interning at CINS since 2022. During her studies, she trained at the University of Tennessee in the field of mobile and digital journalism. Before joining CINS, she worked as an executive editor at the Talas portal and as a digital media manager at the Center for Social Dialogue and Regional Initiatives. She attended numerous investigative journalism trainings with a special focus on corruption and misuse of public finances.

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Andjela Savic

project manager

Andjela started her career in transitional justice, dealing with the past and human rights, first at the Humanitarian Law Center and then at the Youth Initiative for Human Rights and the Center for Public History. She is the author of several publications on the topics of war atrocities in Serbia, war criminals in the election campaigns, missing persons, the role of the media in war, the representation of places of remembrance, etc. Along the way, she discovered her love for project proposals’ writing and project management, which gives her the opportunity to always discover new topics while encouraging her to explore deeper and learn further. Today, she works as the project manager at CINS.

Nevena Ršumović

project manager

Marko Lazić

financial manager