Jelena Ćosić

Jelena Ćosić

BIRN

preiskovalna novinarka / Investigative Journalist

Jelena je srbska preiskovalna novinarka, ki je bila letos skupaj z novinarskimi kolegi nagrajena za zgodbo o srbskem podjetniku Zvonku Veselinoviču. Trenutno je del mednarodne ekipe BIRN (Balkan Investigative Reporting Network), s katero je raziskala in odkrila ozadja skrivne mreže preprodajanja orožja z območja Srednje in Vzhodne Evrope na Bližnji vzhod.

Je diplomirana novinarka in nekdanja radijska novinarka v Beogradu, poleg tega pa je tudi ustanoviteljica in predsednica organizacije FEJS (Forum for European Journalism Students) v Beogradu. Zadnja tri leta sodeluje kot projektna koordinatorka poletne šole preiskovalnega novinarstva organizacije BIRN.

Jelena is an investigative reporter from Serbia with years of experience uncovering political corruption, from money-laundering businessmen to corrupt secret nets of arms dealers. This year, along with her colleagues, she received an EU Investigative Journalism Award for a story about a Serbian businessman Zvonko Veselinović titled ”Veselinović and partners got millions without tenders’’.

She is a part of an investigative project with BIRN (Balkan Investigative Reporting Network) that uncovered the arms trading network established between Central and Eastern European countries which then smuggled weapons to the Middle East. Jelena previously worked as a radio reporter in Belgrade and now also works as the Project Coordinator for BIRN’s Summer School of Investigative Reporting.

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