Center for Investigative Reporting (CIN)
|Type:||NGO working on Crime|
|Country:||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
Other:'Rule of law'
CIN's mission is to deliver high quality investigative reporting stories, which will allow the public an insight into criminal, corruption, irregularities and abuse in Bosnia and Hercegovina and region.
The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIN) in Sarajevo is unique in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the first organization of its kind to be established in Balkans. CIN is dedicated to investigative reporting, aimed toward providing fair and unbiased information, based on evidences and solid proof, to BiH citizens who need to make educated decisions. This NGO's work focuses on organized crime and corruption and the negative effect they have on the lives of ordinary citizens. CIN puts out investigative projects and stories on topics that include education, health, sports, employment, politics, illegal trading in tobacco and drugs, illegal drugs and documents, and financial fraud.
CIN investigates barriers in the democratic process, obstacles to full implementation of the rule of law including both the lack of transparency and the lack of accountability. CIN’s work directly contributes to:
BiH’s anti-corruption efforts, including for example investigations into the complete lack of transparency in procedures for the exploitation of natural resources; strengthening democratic processes, with particular reference to use of CIN work by civil society organisations and others in their advocacy work; building accountability, including for example stories on the abuse of position by public officials; building the capacity of the public administration; supporting the rule of law; promoting a free and independent media, including the initiation of public debate on privatization, domestic violence, food safety, etc.
CIN’s work establishes standards for independent and credible journalism in BiH, and CIN’s stories are used by almost all media houses in BiH and are synonymous in this media sphere with an investigative, thoughtful treatment of issues and for provision of valuable information to the public. CIN has done more than institu-tions that should be dealing with anti-corruption in BIH. The Anti-corruption Agency is still an embryo – its strategies are just on paper at this point.