Branislav Švonja Arrested

Branislav Švonja Arrested

10 March 2017, 12:10

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Last year Švonja was appointed Acting Manager of the Provincial Fund for Refugees, while the company he had founded - Nacionalni privredni operater – was making millions by selling information which is free otherwise, which CINS wrote about on several occasions. Švonja was previously convicted for purchase of votes.

By: Milica Šarić

Reporting migration and trafficking in the Western Balkans

Dates: 15 May - 19 May | Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Application deadline: 27 March | Programme: Reporting Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery

09 March 2017, 15:09

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CINS is nominated for the European Press Prize

Center for Investigative Journalism of Serbia is among the candidates in the category of investigative reporting, for a series of articles on corruption and organized crime

02 March 2017, 16:02

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Safe and Sound? Jury still out on Serbia’s whistleblower protection law

Marija Beretka needed to initiate three court proceedings in order to obtain protection as a whistleblower. In one ruling, the Novi Sad High Court said the police is not an authorized recipient of whistleblower reports. Serbia’s Law on Protection of Whistleblowers, which took effect in June 2015, is designed to help people who report corruption and crime from retaliation. However, more time must pass before its actual effects and benefits can be determined.

23 January 2017, 09:23

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Jorgovanka Tabaković plagiarized a significant part of her doctoral thesis

The doctoral thesis of the Governor of the National bank of Serbia is full of paragraphs literally copied from works of other authors, without quoting them. In some sentences, synonyms such as “changeable” instead of “variable” make the only difference, while some other sentences are repeated twice without quoting the source.

21 December 2016, 08:21

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Vote Buying and Fraudulent Business First, Now Refugee Relief Fund Manager

Branislav Švonja, a politician convicted of buying votes, was appointed a director of Vojvodina’s refugee relief fund. A private company, owned by him until recently, whose representatives pose as state institutions’ officials, makes millions by peddling for a fee information which is otherwise free of charge

28 November 2016, 10:28

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Football, Business and Politics: New Management Agency Takes Over Most Talented Partizan Players

Within little less than two years since its inception, the International Sports Office has succeeded in becoming the management agent of some of the most promising FC Partizan players. Its owners are Branko Radovanović and Dejan Grgić, who started collaboration with FC Partizan thanks to the signing of a contract with a young talented player Dušan Vlahović. On top of this, Grgić is also a friend of the Serbian Government’s secretary general and former club official Novak Nedić.

18 November 2016, 09:18

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