Podgorica, 11 May 2017 – Jelena Jovanovic, journalist at daily newspaper “Vijesti,” won the first prize of the EU award for investigative journalism for stories published in 2016. Montenegro Media Institute, which organised the contest in Montenegro, received 17 entries for the award. Ms Jovanovic won the award for her series of texts about the illegal setting up of cameras and surveillance of public spaces at several locations in Kotor by unknown individuals.

The second prize was awarded to Milena Perović Korać and Milka Tadić Mijović, from the Centre for Investigative Journalism of Montenegro, for a series of stories entitled “Corruption at the local level – the case of Kolašin,” whilst the award for the best young journalist went to Ivan Čađenović from daily newspaper “Vijesti,” for his series of articles on the suspicion of plagiarism at the University of Montenegro. More information you can find here.