Workshop - Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting: Professional Standards, Ethical Principles and Interests of Criminal Proceedings


Swissotel Sarajevo, Vrbanja 1, 71000 Sarajevo

During the first part of the workshop, the participants will be introduced to the best practices of investigative journalism in the case of the investigation of drug trafficking in BiH and stories about corruption in the police, in relation to official and unofficial sources of information, practices in working with unnamed sources and practice of verifying facts. After first part of the workshop participants will be more familiar with the practice of investigative journalists in protecting sources of information and handling information that could cause public inquiry.

During the second part of the workshop participants will be introduced to the practice of judicial institutions in reporting on organized crime and corruption cases, as well as on the advantages of proactive and lack of a reactive approach in communicating with the media. Also, workshop participants will discuss the challenges in the communication of the judiciary and the media, as well as the way in which judicial institutions should report on these cases at different stages of criminal proceedings. Through concrete examples and case studies, participants will have the opportunity to discuss optimal communication solutions with one another in order to achieve balance in reporting that is in the public interest.

For the details about the workshop in local languages, please click HERE.

This workshop is organized within the project „Integrity through Justice: independent civil society monitoring and assessment of judicial response to corruption“, which is implemented by Center for Social Research Analitika in partnership with Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) and funded by the European Union and Open Society Fund Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Themes: Pravosuđe i pristup pravdi
Programmes: Javno pravo