Saturday, September 8, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (September 8, 2007) - Mirza Lisinovic,Assistant Director and Head of the Internal Control Unit of the Bosnian State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) briefed a group of journalists about the competences and future priorities of the agency.

Editors and journalists of the Bosnian media are currently attending an investigative journalism programme entitled ‘Analytical reporting - Justice and Security in Bosnia’ and organised by Net Novinar and the Centre for Investigative Journalism. The programme aims to improve the way the media report about the reform process in the judiciary and security sectors.

“We are determined to improving our communication with the media in order to better promote the work of SIPA,” said Lisinovic.

In his presentation about the internal structure, main tasks and competences of SIPA, Lisinovic stressed that the current priorities of the agency are the fight against organized crime and money laundering on the one hand, and the arrest of war criminals on the other. Besides, SIPA also currently focuses on the further development of its Special Support Unit (SSU).

“In addition, we are very keen to continue to promote the Krimolovci hotline, which is key to foster cooperation between police and citizens, such as to enhance the efficiency of police investigations,” Lisinovic went on.

“One of our priorities is also to strengthen our Public Relations Department, as media are very important partners to both inform the public about our achievements, but also to encourage people’s trust in the work of police agencies,” Lisinovic concluded.

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