He is one of the founders, CEO and Editor of the Crime and corruption reporting network – LUPA (LOUPE), a non-profit association based on promotion and development of investigative journalism in Montenegro. The Association was founded by a group of independent and professional journalists. 

Currently Vladimir works as a journalist for the DAN daily newspaper. Before that he worked for the "Viesti" daily newspaper and for the Centre of Investigative Journalism of Montenegro (CIN-CG). 

Otasevic won the 2015 CEI – SEEMO Special award for contributions to Investigative Journalism. In May 2016, he received the European Union prize for the best investigative story of a young journalist in Montenegro. In January 2018 he received the second annual prize of the Association of Journalists in Montenegro. 

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Vladimir Otasevic
Corruption, organised crime

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Funding China's energy at Europe's expense: Corrupt deal between Malta and Montenegro

  • Corruption
  • Energy
  • Politics

PODGORICA - The Malta-based Shift News in collaboration with the largest Montenegrin daily DAN launched an investigation into the Sino-Maltese wind farm project in Montenegro underhandedly backed by Montenegro's ruling clique and Azerbaijani businesses present both in Malta and Montenegro.