Center for Investigative Reporting (CIN) is based in Sarajevo and was established in October 2004 with the goal of producing investigative stories that are of interest to citizens of BiH. In 2006 CIN was registered as a local independent Bosnian organization and local management was appointed. In the almost seven years of CIN’s existence, CIN has developed partnerships and good relationships with all major news outlets in the country, both in print and broadcast. Stories produced by CIN are regularly published throughout the country. CIN has been able to raise issues, put them on the media agenda and open a dialogue. Local media have regularly followed CIN’s stories and made them issues on the media agenda.
Four years ago, CIN produced its first pilot documentary on food safety. In the last three years, CIN produced four TV documentaries that were broadcast on public TV in BiH reaching the whole country. Ratings were excellent and feedback from the stations was very positive on the quality of the stories.
CIN faces the challenge of positioning itself in the media landscape of BiH, the Southeast European region and internationally. It is committed to developing relations with international media agencies seeking to report on the Balkans. CIN was able to establish connections with major news outlets, such as Times Magazine, New York Newsday, the Chicago Tribune, The Guardian, the International Consortium of Investigative Reporting and Global Integrity. CIN has also continued to be a leading voice in the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, the regional organization it co-founded in 2006 with the Romanian Center for Investigative Journalism.