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Cei, two reporters win award for investigative journalism

Bosnian Sahinovi and bulgarian Tsvetkov

23 September, 16:23
(ANSA) - TRIESTE - The Central European Initiative (CEI) and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), in special partnership with the German political foundation Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), have announced the winners of the "CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism" 2013: The Bosnian-Herzegovinian reporter Mahir Sahinovi receives the award in the section "Professional Journalists", and Bulgarian Rosen Tsvetkov in the section "Young Professional Journalists".

Mahir Sahinovi and Rosen Tsvetkov will officially receive the awards offered by the CEI on the occasion of the South East Europe Media Forum to be held in Sarajevo on 7-8 October 2013.

Moreover, it was decided to assign a Special Mention to the Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI) in order to acknowledge the role and importance of this newly established centre promoting investigative reporting Press Release carried out by Italian journalists mostly cooperating with world-wide investigative networks.

This year, 41 nominations covering 11 countries were submitted, which confirms the importance and impact of this initiate in our region. The applications were examined by the three organising institutions, with overall coordination by Oliver Vujovic (SEEMO), Barbara Fabro (CEI) and Christian Spahr (KAS Media Program South East Europe), and the valuable expert advice of the investigative reporter Sasa Lekovi (Zagreb, Croatia). (ANSA).

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