Category: News

SCOOP wins third prize “Nikola Mladenov” for investigative journalism

The team of investigative journalists of BIRN Macedonia won the first prize in the annual competition of MIM for journalism award “Nikola Mladenov” for best investigative story. The winning story on “Skopje 2014 under scrutiny” was awarded for the series of articles and interactive on-line database that disclose public spending for the controversial project “Skopje 2014”. Journalist Biljana Nikolovska won the second prize for the documentary “When the health...

Azerbaijan Jails Top Investigative Journalist

Investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, who has written numerous hard-hitting stories on corruption in Azerbaijan, was sentenced Tuesday to seven and a half years in prison by the Azerbaijani authorities. The popular reporter, who worked for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and was a senior investigator for OCCRP, was convicted on charges of embezzlement, running an illegal business, tax evasion and abuse of power. Ismayilova insists she is being imprisoned for...

Free Khadija!

A court in Azerbaijan has prolonged the pretrial detention period for Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative journalist and contributor to RFE/RL who has been behind bars since December. The Nasimi District Court in Baku ruled on May 14 that Ismayilova’s pretrial detention period will be extended for three months. Ismayilova, whose investigative reporting has exposed corruption by Azerbaijani government officials, was arrested on December 5 and initially charged with inciting...