Blaz Zgaga

freelance journalist

Blaž Zgaga is a freelance investigative journalist who lives in Slovenia and is co-author of the trilogy In the Name of the State, which explores arms smuggling in the Balkans during the conflicts of the 1990s. After disclosure of a US DIA secret operation in 2000, he was prosecuted for – and later cleared of – charges of revealing military secrets. In a collaboration with Finnish journalist Magnus Berglund, he revealed massive corruption in the Patria arms deal in 2008. In following criminal investigations in Finland, Austria and Slovenia, 30 people were charged, including then-Slovene Prime Minister Janez Janša. Zgaga is co-founder of the Center for Investigative Journalism in Slovenia.

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