Sasa Lekovic

MEDIA

 From 2008

POTRAGA, Belgrade (Serbia) – Zagreb (Croatia)

Author and Editor of the regional multimedia project POTRAGA (THE SEARCH)

(web, TV, radio) from 2008 to mid 2011 produced by Belgrade based media company B92 and from mid 2011 by Investigative Journalism Center (IJC) based in Zagreb. Until June 2011 POTRAGA has been broadcasted on TV channels in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and Serbia. Website (www.potraga.tv) is still active.

2007 to 2008

EUROPAPRESS HOLDING (EPH), Zagreb (Croatia)

Adviser of Editor-in-Chief (SUTRA – TOMMOROW project) – daily, website

2004 to 2007

MEDIACENTAR, Sarajevo (B-H)

NETNOVINAR (NETJOURNALIST) Manager – Center for Investigative Reporting and Media Education (www.netnovinar.org) established by Mediacentar Sarajevo and IJC, Zagreb.

2002 to 2003

EUROPAPRESS HOLDING (EPH), Zagreb (Croatia)

Founder and Manager of Investigative Journalism Department

2001 to 2002

Weekly magazine ARENA, published by EPH, Zagreb (Croatia)

Executive Editor

2000 to 2001

News magazine GLOBUS (http://globus.jutarnji.hr/), published by EPH, Zagreb (Croatia)

Investigative Reporter

1997 to 2000

Daily JUTARNJI LIST (http://www.jutarnji.hr/), published by EPH, Zagreb (Croatia)

One of founders and Assistant of Edithor-in-Chief

1993 to 1997

Weekly magazine ARENA, published by EPH, Zagreb (Croatia)

Reporter, Editor

1993

News magazine GLOBUS, published by EPH, Zagreb (Croatia)

Reporter

1990 to 1991

Newspaper BUUUM, Daruvar (Croatia)

Founder, Owner, Editor-in-Chief

1984 to 1993.

Daily VEČERNJI LIST (http://www.vecernji.hr/), Zagreb (Croatia)

Local Correspondent

1981 to 1993

RADIO DARUVAR (http://www.radio-daruvar.hr/), Daruvar (Croatia)

Reporter, Editor

1981 to 1991

Daily VJESNIK (http://www.vjesnik.hr/), Zagreb (Croatia)

Local Correspondent

1979 to 1981

INFORMATIVNI CENTAR (http://www.icv.hr/), Virovitica (Croatia)

Reporter for weekly VIROVITIČKI LIST and RADIO VIROVITICA

PROJECTS

February 2015 – November 2016

South East European Media Observatory 2– Building Capacities and Coalitions for Monitoring Media Integrity and Advancing Media Reforms / SEENPM Project financed by European Commission

REGIONAL INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM TRAINER/MENTOR

October 2014 – October 2017

Regional EU award scheme for investigative journalism in Western Balkans and Turkey.  Partners: Lead partner – Peace Institute (Ljubljana, Slovenia). Other partners: Albanian Media Institute (Tirana, Albania), Mediacentar (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina), Press Council (Prishtina, Kosovo), Macedonian Media Institute (Skopje, Macedonia), Montenegro Media Institute (Podgorica, Montenegro), Novi Sad Journalism School (Novi Sad, Serbia), P 24 (Istanbul, Turkey). All organisations are SEENPM members. Associate partner: The Guardian Foundation (London, UK)

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

January 2014 – June 2015

Improving Media Freedom and Media Professionalism in Albanian Media. Financed by European Commision. Organized by Albanian Media Institute. Partners: Investigative Journalism Center (Zagreb, Croatia), Center for Indenpendent Journalism (Budapest, Hungary). Trainer at Investigative Journalism Workshop (Summer School of Journalism)

December 2012 – January 2015

South East European Media Observatory– Building Capacities and Coalitions for Monitoring Media Integrity and Advancing Media Reforms / SEENPM Project financed by European Commission

NATIONAL PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR AND NATIONAL ADVOCACY AND COMMUNICATION CO-ORDINATOR / CROATIA

2004 – 2007

Programme for Journalists’ Education: INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM – Stories on organized crime/ For more then 80 printed media journalists from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia and Kosovo (7 FIVE MONTH LONG BLENDED LEARNING PROJECTS (Mediacentar, Sarajevo / IJC Zagreb)

LEAD TRAINER/EDITOR

2002

Sasa Lekovic was co-editor (with Donald W. Pine) on „Shoowdown at Arizona Market“, project organized by IREX (www.irex.org). The eight reporters from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro have produced eight investigative stories about women trafficking in Brcko District (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

 

BOOKS 

One of editors and publishers of the book “The truth – conscience above bank secret” about most known whistleblower case in South East Europe, the story about bank employee who has revealed secret bank accounts of first Croatian president Tuđman family (PROMETEJ-CIN, 2003 / Croatian).

Associate and Author on Handbook for journalists who investigate human trafficking (ASTRA, Belgrade – first edition 2003, second enlarged edition 2009 / Serbian and English /) http://www.astra.org.rs/sr/pdf/novinari08SRP.pdf

Associate on the trilogy ”In the name of State” about weapon trading and smuggling in South East Europe (2011 / 2012 – publisher ”Sanje”, Ljubljana, Slovenian. 2013 / 2014 – republished in Croatia, publisher ”Jesenski & Turk.

Editor of the Croatian edition of the book „Media Integrity matters“. Publisher: Investigative Journalism Center (IJC), 2014. Language: Croatian.

Co-author of the Safety Net Manual – Guidelines for Journalists in Extraordinary or Emergency Situations. Publisher: SEEMO (2015). Languages (separate editions): English, Bulgarian, Croatian, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Serbian, Sloven, Romanian, Turkish.

Co-author of the Manuel for Journalists „Reporting about corruption and investigative journalism“. Publisher: Council of Europe (2015). Language: Serbian/Croatian.

LECTURER / TRAINER

From 2013

Lecturer of Investigative Reporting on University of Applied Sciences VERN – Zagreb, Croatia) (www.vern.hr/english/)

From 2008

Guest Lecturer of Investigative Reporting on Faculty for Media and Communications (Singidunum University, Belgrade – Serbia) (www.fmk.edu.rs).

From 2002

Internationally licenced Investigative Reporteing Trainer (South East Europe Network for Professionalisation of Media / SEENPM), (http://www.seenpm.org/new/).

From 2000

Trainer / Mentor / Editor for journalists – investigative reporting trainees in

Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Croatia, Hungary, Macedonia, Nigeria, Romania and Serbia. 

ORGANISATIONS

From 2015

International Advisory Board member in Journalismfund.eu (http://www.journalismfund.eu/)

From 2011

100 Reporters (https://100r.org/), worldwide investigative reporting network.

From 2003

South East Europe Media Organisation-International Press Institute (SEEMO-IPI) member (www.seemo.org). SEEMO Advisor.

From 2003 to 2008

Member  of Regional Commettee and Coordinator in Croatia of the SCOOP Project (www.i-scoop.org). SCOOP is project financed by Danish Governmant and run by Danish Investigative Reporting Organisation – supports investigative journalists in East and South East Europe

From 2002.

One of founders and member of Global Investigative Reporting Network (GIJN) and Global Investigative Journalism Organisation (www.globalinvestigativejournalism.org).

From 1993

Founder and Director of Investigative Journalism Center (www.cin-ijc.com), NGO based in Zagreb (Croatia) but active all around South East Europe. IJC is SEENPM member.

AWARDS 

2014

The ICIJ’s “Secrecy for Sale“ series won the Overseas Press Club of America Award for Best Investigative Reporting. It’s the third major award for the project, which has involved more than 110 reporters working across 60 countries (including Sasa Lekovic  from IJC who wrote 4 stories together with Blaz Zgaga from Slovenia)— one of the largest collaborations in journalism’s history. The Offshore Leaks series has also won awards from Investigative Reporters and Editors and Scripps Howard as well as a finalist award from Harvard’s prestigious Goldsmith Awards.

2006

Anual Integrity Award by Transparency International Bosnia and Herzegovina to NetNovinar (Mediacenter Sarajevo / IJC Zagreb) Project. Sasa Lekovic was Project Manager.

2000 

Annual Croatian Journalists Association Award for investigative reporting – for the series of articles published in news magazine GLOBUS about organized crime, corruption in police forces and jails as well as about war crimes.

 

Contacts

Mobile phone (Croatia): 00385-91-6642-224

Mobile phone (Serbia): 00381-63-7865-788

Skype: sasalekovic

Email: sasa.lekovic1@gmail.com