23 October 2017, 20:00 CET: Broadcasting of “The Medal of the Loud” on N1 TV

Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI) Secretariat in cooperation with the news channel N1 TV (CNN affiliate) would like to announce the broadcasting of the documentary “The Medal of the Loud” on N1 BiH and N1 Serbia, on 23 October 2017 at 20:00 CET.

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The documentary film “The Medal of the Loud” is produced under the auspice of the project titled “Whistleblowers are Important: Raising awareness about whistleblowers in South East Europe” implemented by the Regional Anti-corruption Initiative Secretariat (RAI).

This project is a contribution to the implementation of the SEE2020 Strategy for South East Europe and is funded by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC). The overall objective of this project, which is conducted in co-operation with Coalition for Whistleblowers’ Protection in South East Europe, is to raise awareness and improve the perception of whistleblowers in the region.

According to the definition, whistleblower is any person who reports or discloses information about acts within an organization which are harmful to the interest of the general public, either in the public or private sector.

Despite the definitions of “whistling” as a noble act, people who report corruption are most often exposed to the various challenges that society places before them. Most often they lose business support and are often stigmatized in society. The intention of the film is to clarify their roles and positions, but also to bring the institutional and legal framework that protects these daring people.

“There is no whistleblowing path that is not frustrating,” says one of the protagonists, Radomir Ilic, State Secretary at the Ministry of Justice of Serbia. However, there are mechanisms and legal steps that protect whistleblowers on that road. The film is a kind of testimony to a few of the many courageous people who have discovered corruption, reported it and emerged as absolute moral winners and patrons of society.

The aim of the film is to draw the attention of the public to the importance of the act of reporting corruption and the protection of those persons, to remove prejudices and to put this kind of fighting against corruption to the first place.

The film features: Valentina KrstićNataša ŠkaričićAnila HoxhajZoran GavrilovićRadomir IlićMevludin DžindoArjan Dyrmishi, Jasna Bajraktarević and Srećko Sladoljev.

N1 TV promo trailer can be downloaded here.

20 October 2017

RAI Secretariat