On the occasion of the International Day of Democracy, the European Union reaffirms its commitment towards democracy as a fundamental right of every human being. Every woman and every man has to be free to participate to the political, economic and social life of her or his country. No one should fear to speak up, to demonstrate peacefully, to go to vote or to expect fair and inclusive policies from a government. Democracy can only function if participation and trust between democratic state institutions, governments and citizens are guaranteed.
Jovan Nikitovic, a journalist with the daily Pobjeda newspaper, won the European Union’s first award for a series about the causes of the disappearance, theft, damage and destruction of 14,475 exhibits at the National Museum. The second award went to Maja Boricic, a journalist at the Centre for Investigative Journalism, for her story on the disposal of medical waste.
Jovan Nikitović, novinar dnevnog lista Pobjeda, dobitnikje prve nagrade Evropske unije za serijal o uzrocima nestanka, krađe, oštećenja i uništenja 14.475 eksponata u Narodnom muzeju. Druga nagrada pripala je Maji Boričić, novinarki Centra za istraživačko novinarstvo, za priču o odlaganju medicinskog otpada. Dejan Milovac i Lazar Grdinić dobitnici su treće nagrade za istraživanje o donacijama građana i crnim fondovima tokom izbora u Crnoj Gori.
Corruption at the local level is not only a local problem since it requires a multisectoral and comprehensive response. This was concluded at the Annual National Conference on Fighting Corruption at the Local Level, organised by the Centre for Civic Education (CCE).