Our researcher, Dina Bajramspahić, was one of the speakers at the panel organized within the framework of the BIRN Summer School of Investigative Journalism, held in Bečići, on 25 August 2014.
The first day of the Summer School of Investigative Journalism, organized for the fifth time by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), was concluded with the panel discussion focusing on the challenges of tackling corruption within the defence and security sector in the Western Balkans.
The panel was moderated by Ana Petruševa, the Managing Director of Balkan Insight and the BIRN Macedonia Director, while other panelists were:
- Alberto Bin, Director of Integration, Partnership and Cooperation at NATO, who spoke about reforms in this area in the South East Europe;
- Katarina Đokić, Researcher at Belgrade Centre for Security Policy, who presented the current state of affairs in the area of tackling corruption within the defence and security sector in Serbia.
Dina spoke about the problems in the oversight of the security and defense sector, the limitations of parliamentary oversight, internal and judicial control in Montenegro, as well as problems in the implementation of the key anti-corruption mechanisms. The topics of achieved level of transparency and accountability, as well as the opportunities and methods for exploring the problematic issues in this sector, were also discussed at this panel.