Maja Čakarić is an investigative journalist and a podcast co-creator, based in Slovenia.

Čakarić is a journalist from Slovenia, working at Oštro, Center for investigative journalism in the Adriatic region. Prior to that she worked mainly for the newspaper Delo – as the author of interviews and feature stories and as the editor of its web site. During this time, she also participated in the global Panama Papers investigation, for which she and her colleagues received an award by the Slovene Association of Journalists. In 2021 she was selected for the Internews’ Journalist Security Fellowship program. Now, she is also co-creating the Strašno hudi (Totally Badass) podcast. 

Basic information

Maja Čakarić
Balkans, politics, migration

Supported projects

The bottleneck of the Balkan route

  • Human Rights
  • Justice
  • Migration

BIHAC - Western Bosnia and Herzegovina is a bottleneck for migrants and refugees who are fleeing across the Balkans. Many of them are caught en route to Northern or Western Europe on Slovenian territory, from where they are being systematically handed over to Croatian authorities in the last year. In Croatia, they are often exposed to police violence. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, where they finally end up, they are condemned to an interminable wait.

A migrant from Afghanistan in the camp Bira in Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Human Cost of G4S' Watch

  • Security
  • Technology

LJUBLJANA - What is the cost of security companies, such as G4S? One way of calculating the harm is counting the dead and the injured.