Stevan Dojčinović is an investigative reporter based in Belgrade. He works for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). From 2012 to 2015 Stevan was the editor in chief of the Center for Investigative Reporting in Serbia (CINS). He has specialized in investigating organized crime, corruption, privatization deals, money laundering, private security agencies and the gambling industry. Stevan is the author of the book Šarić − Kako je balkanski kokainski kartel osvojio Evropu about the role of the Balkan mafia in international cocaine smuggling. He also teaches journalists how to collect and analyze business data and property records. As part of the OCCRP investigative team Stevan won European Press Prize and Global Shining Light Award in 2015. He was the runner up for the 2015 Duško Jovanović award for the contribution and development of investigative journalism, and won the 2013 Jug Grizelj award for achievement in investigative journalism, the 2011 Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting and three times the Serbian National Award for investigative reporting, in 2016, 2012 and 2011.
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With physical attacks on journalists at near-record highs, it has never been more important to take prudent measures to protect yourself, your colleagues, and your sources. Data from journalism safety organizations show that most assaults and murders are committed against journalists covering corruption, crime and politics, not wars and conflict zones.
Three veteran journalists from the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, based in the rough-and-tumble Balkans, will talk about common-sense procedures to guard your safety. The workshop will include how to know if you're being followed or surveilled, best practices for meeting sources, and maintaining professional standards.
Transnational crime is estimated to be as much as a $2.2 trillion annual business. Like a shadow economy, it mirrors the legitimate world with businesses that range from smuggling drugs and wildlife to counterfeiting and human trafficking. The spread of kleptocracies -- criminal states run by corrupt governments -- has blurred lines even further between the underworld and the legitimate world. Here are five journalists from countries who have dug into criminal states and can offer a wealth of tips on how to investigate, stay safe, and follow the money.