EU Investigative Journalism Award Launched in Serbia

EU Investigative Journalism Award Launched in Serbia
The contest for EU Investigative Journalism Award in Serbia is open on April 14th to all journalists or groups of journalists who in the period between 1 January and 31 December 2014 published investigative stories reporting on societal issues related to abuse of power and fundamental rights, corruption and organized crime in Serbia that otherwise would not have been brought to the public’s attention.
It is possible to nominate for the EU award the investigative stories published or broadcasted at any type of media in Serbia: print, radio, TV, online or combination of those. 
The deadline for submission of entries is 13 May 2015.
The EU award for investigative journalism aims at celebrating and promoting outstanding achievements of investigative journalists and improving the visibility of quality investigative journalism in the Western Balkans countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) and Turkey.
The award is established by the European Commission, DG Enlargement, following the EU Enlargement strategy which recognizes strong need for ensuring freedom of expression in the media, and for support to investigative journalism to monitor the reform processes and to keep the historical momentum toward the EU accession.
The award fund in Serbia in 2015, (for achievements in 2014) is 10,000 Euro.
Up to three best entries will be awarded.
The individual award prize ranges between 3,000 and 5,000 Euro.
In cooperation with The Guardian Foundation the best investigative story in the region will be selected from the winners of the seven country contests. The author shall be invited to a study visit to The Guardian/Observer.
The full instructions for submission of entries/nominations and entry forms are available on the following Internet site: