27 Sep 16 Serbian PM’s Assassin Testifies over Journalist’s Killing

Milorad Ulemek, alias Legija, the former special police commander convicted of PM Zoran Djindjic’s assassination, made his first appearance as a witness in the trial of four state security officers for an opposition journalist’s murder.

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07 Sep 16 Serbian Pro-Govt Tabloid Labels Female Activists ‘Spies’

Pro-government tabloid Informer has published front-page stories for two consecutive days accusing female Serbian civil rights activists of being spies and passing information about war crimes to Croatia.

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02 Sep 16 Belgrade to Name Street after Milosevic Ally

A Belgrade street is to be named after Serbian nationalist writer Brana Crncevic, who was an ally of President Slobodan Milosevic and Bosnian Serb genocide convict Radovan Karadzic.

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01 Sep 16 Macedonian Journalists Demand Release of Zoran Bozinovski

The Journalists Association will protest in front of the Skopje court on Thursday to demand the release of a journalist who has been in detention since April, accused of spying and extortion.

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06 Jul 16 Milosevic Loyalists ‘Smeared Opposition Journalist as Traitor’

An article calling opposition journalist Slavko Curuvija a “traitor” who wanted NATO to bomb Serbia was commissioned by pro-Milosevic editors just days before he was killed, his murder trial heard.

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08 Jun 16 Serbian Ex-Security Chief Misses Murder Trial Again

Former state security official Franko Simatovic, who could reveal the secret service’s role in the 1999 murder of opposition journalist Slavko Curuvija, again failed to appear as a witness in court.

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03 Jun 16 BIRN’s Kosovo War Film Screened in Pristina

BIRN’s award-winning documentary The Unidentified, investigating the commanders responsible for some of the most brutal attacks of the Kosovo war, was shown in Pristina for a second time.

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16 May 16 BIRN’s Kosovo War Film Screened in Belgrade

BIRN’s film The Unidentified, which investigates the Serbian commanders responsible for brutal attacks during the Kosovo war, was screened at the BELDOCS documentary festival.

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12 May 16 Absurdist Exhibition Pictures Croats on the Moon

The artists behind the exhibition ‘God and His Croatian People’ have created a series of absurdist images satirising nationalism and the glorification of former President Franjo Tudjman.

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06 May 16 BIRN's Kosovo War Film Wins US Festival Award

BIRN’s film The Unidentified, investigating the commanders responsible for brutal attacks during the Kosovo war, was given the best short documentary award at the South East European Film Festival in LA.

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05 May 16 BIRN’s Kosovo War Crimes Film Debuts in Belgrade

BIRN’s film The Unidentified, investigating the commanders responsible for some of the most brutal attacks of the Kosovo war, will screen at the upcoming BELDOCS international documentary festival.

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19 Apr 16 Serbian Journalist’s Murder Defendant ‘Not Acting Suspiciously’

A retired Serbian security service officer said that his subordinate, accused of murdering journalist Slavko Curuvija, was not involved in any suspicious activity at the time of the killing in April 1999.

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18 Apr 16 Serbian Journalist’s Alleged Killer ‘Not Seen’ Near Murder

A colleague of former Serbian state security officers on trial for the murder of journalist Slavko Curuvija denied seeing one of the accused on the day of the killing in April 1999.

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07 Apr 16 Israeli Diplomat Slams Croatian Concentration Camp Film

Israel’s ambassador to Zagreb condemned a controversial Croatian film about the Jasenovac concentration camp, run by the country’s WWII Nazi-allied regime, saying it was offensive to victims’ families.

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30 Mar 16 Serbian Security ‘Increased Surveillance’ Before Journalist’s Murder

Security service officers following Serbian opposition journalist Slavko Curuvija were told to step up their surveillance in the days before he was shot dead, a murder trial witness said.

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