People

Admir Muslimovic

Detektor Journalist/Court Monitor

Admir is an investigative journalist who joined BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina in April 2017 after being involved in daily news reporting for 16 years.

Albina Sorguc

Detektor Journalist/Court Monitor

Albina joined the BIRN BiH Detektor team in September 2010. She has worked as a journalist since 2004.

Albulena Sadiku

Deputy Director, Kosovo

With a strong background in civil society, Albulena Sadiku has experience in capacity building, election monitoring and local government.

Aleksandar Djordjevic

Journalist

Aleksandar Djordjevic has worked as a journalist since 2009, mainly covering politics and public finance.

Aleksandar Jovancic

Regional Capacity Building Coordinator/Network Liaison Officer

Based in Belgrade, Aleksandar is responsible for the oversight of the Network’s activities related to capacity building and development.

Aleksandra Bogdani

Journalist

Aleksandra Bogdani is an investigative journalist for BIRN Albania.

Alexis Traussi

Social Media Officer

Based in Belgrade, Alexis is responsible for the oversight the network's social media accounts and assists in video production.

Alma Koci

Translator

Alma Koci joined BIRN’s Balkan Transitional Justice team as a translator in December 2014.

Amila Nezirovic

Operations and Financial Manager

Amila joined BIRN BiH in 2008 as an administrative and finance officer.

Amire Qamili

Journalist

Amire Qamili writes news and investigations for Kallxo.com and Gazeta Jeta ne Kosove.

Ana Curic

Journalist
Ana joined BIRN Serbia in 2017.

Ana Maria Luca

Romania Correspondent

Working as BIRN’s Romanian correspondent based in Bucharest since 2016, she reports for the regional publication, Balkan Insight.

Ana Novakovic

Journalist

Ana Novakovic is a journalist from Serbia with experience in electronic and print media.

Ana Petruseva

Country Director, Macedonia
Member of the Board

Ana Petruseva is an experienced journalist and one of the founders of the BIRN regional network and BIRN Macedonia.

Anja Vladisavljevic

Croatia Correspondent

Anja Vladisavljevic joined Balkan Insight’s team in May 2018 and she is a journalist and correspondent at for the website.

Arian Hyseni

IT Manager

Having fostered a passion for Information Technology since the age of nine, Arian Hyseni is accustomed to putting to use the latest innovations in the field.

Astrit Perani

Camera Operator/Video Editor

Astrit Perani joined BIRN team in January 2008 as a camera operator and video editor for the Life in Kosovo and Justice in Kosovo TV programmes.

Azra (Alihodzic) Salihovic

Financial Assistant

Azra is a financial assistant in BIRN’s Hub office Sarajevo.

Behar Mustafa

Court Monitor/Researcher

Behar Mustafa is a court monitor and researcher working in the Mitrovica region and contributes as a journalist to the TV programme Justice in Kosovo.

Bekim Muhaxheri

Editor

Bekim Muhaxheri is an editor for Kallxo.com and Gazeta Jeta Ne Kosove.

Besar Likmeta

Country Editor, Albania

Besar has extensive experience in journalism, having worked in print, television and electronic media in both the US and Albania since 2003.

Denis Dzidic

Detektor Deputy Editor

Denis joined BIRN BiH in August 2008, and is now the deputy editor for Detektor and a journalist for the Balkan Transitional Justice programme.

Deniz Sllovinja

Camera Operator/Video Editor

Deniz is a cameraman and video editor for Kallxo.com and the BIRN TV programmes Life in Kosovo and Justice in Kosovo.

Die Morina

Kosovo Correspondent

Die has been a Pristina-based Kosovo correspondent for BIRN’s regional publication Balkan Insight since 2016.

Doruntina Baliu

Investigative Journalist

Doruntina Baliu is an investigative journalist, who has been working at the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), for the last two years.

Dragana Sretenovic

Social Media Editor

Dragana Sretenovic has worked for BIRN Serbia since November 2015.

Dragana Zarkovic Obradovic

Country Director, Serbia
Regional Manager, Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence

Under Dragana's leadership, BIRN Serbia has been recognised for its professionalism and its ability to influence the public agenda in the fields of media development and good governance.

Dunja Hadzimurtezic-Tutic

Financial Assistant

Dunja joined BIRN Hub in September 2018. Based in Sarajevo, she works as an Administrative and Finance Assistant.

Durim Shala

Camera Operator/Video Editor

Durim Shala is a Camera Operator and Video Editor for Life in Kosovo and Justice in Kosovo.

Dusica L. Stilic

Regional Operations Manager

Dusica Stilic, based in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, is an experienced manager and trainer with knowledge and skills in business management, project cycle, human resources and public relations. She is one of the first regional employees of BIRN, joining the Network in 2006.

Dusica Tomovic

Managing Editor of Balkan Insight
Dusica has been the Montenegrin correspondent based in Podgorica for BIRN's regional publication Balkan Insight since 2013 and has been Balkan Insight Managing Editor since September 2018.

Dzana Brkanic

Detektor Journalist/Court Monitor

Dzana Brkanic, who joined the BIRN team in May 2013, has been working as a journalist since 2005 after beginning her career as a reporter for Radio Free Europe.

Elameri Skrgic-Mikulic

Detektor Journalist/Court Monitor

Elameri began her professional career in journalism in 2000. She initially worked for daily newspaper Dnevni Avaz, reporting on social issues, and was also the editor-in-chief of Azra magazine for nine years.

Elma Selimovic

Media Monitoring Offcer

Elma Selimovic joined BIRN BiH Detektor team in April 2013. She has worked as a journalist since 2006.


Emina Dizdarevic

Detektor Journalist/Court Monitor

Emina joined BIRN BiH’s Detektor team in March 2014.

Emma Krstic

Digital Media Editor

Emma joined BIRN in 2015, coming on board as Social Media Editor.

Erjone Popova

Journalist

Erjone joined BIRN Kosovo in 2015, covering political news and events.

Ermal Gashi

Camera Operator/Video Editor

Ermal Gashi is a Camera Operator and Video Editor for the Kallxo.com news portal and Life in Kosovo TV programme.

Erna Mackic

Analyst
Chairperson of the Association of Court reporters

With ten years of experience as a journalist, Erna is the Executive Editor of BIRN BiH publication Detektor and the Chairperson of the Association of Court Reporters in Sarajevo.

Etlira Gjikopulli

Office Assistant

Etlira Gjikopulli has been working as a Financial and Administrative Assistant for BIRN Albania since May 2014.

Filip Rudic

Serbia Correspondent

As BIRN’s Belgrade-based correspondent from Serbia since 2017, he reports for its regional publication Balkan Insight and cooperates on the project Balkan Transitional Justice.

Gabrijela Vukicevic

Finance Officer

Gabrijela Vukicevic joined BIRN Serbia as finance officer in October 2016.

Gjergj Erebara

Editor

Gjergj Erebara is journalist for the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, in Albania.

Gordana Igric

Founder

Founder of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) and Regional Network Director until May 2018.

Haris Rovcanin

Detektor Journalist/Court Monitor

Haris has worked with BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina since September 2016.

Ivana Dervishi

Photo Reporter

Ivana have been working for BIRN Albania since 2014. She is a photo reporter and in charge of video production for BIRN Albania’s online magazine Reporter.al.

Jasna Andonovska

Finance Manager

Jasna has worked at BIRN Macedonia since January 2016.

Jelena Cosic

Project Coordinator, Balkan Investigative Reporting Initiative

Jelena Cosic is the Belgrade-based Project Coordinator for BIRN’s Investigative Reporting Initiative Programme, under which falls the investigative project “A Paper Trail for Better Governance” and BIRN’s Summer School of Investigative Reporting.

Jelena Veljkovic

Journalist

Jelena Veljkovic has worked as a journalist since 1992, mostly covering topics of politics, public finance, corruption and war crimes.

Jeta Xharra

Country Director, Kosovo
Editor-in-Chief

Jeta Xharra is a renowned journalist in Kosovo and Balkans, hosting the award-winning current-affairs TV programme, Life in Kosovo.

Jeton Ispahiu

Video Editor

With international experience in media production, Jeton Ispahiu joined BIRN in 2008. He is responsible for providing video editing and final touches for the Life in Kosovo and Justice in Kosovo television programmes.

Jovana Prusina

Balkan Transitional Justice Programme Coordinator

Jovana Prusina joined BIRN in 2018 as the Programme Coordinator for Balkan Transitional Justice (BTJ).

Kalina Simic

Project Manager

Kalina Simic joined BIRN Serbia in August 2012 as a project manager.

Katarina Zrinjski

Project Manager

Katarina joined the BIRN BiH team in October 2014.

Kristina Voko

Country Director, Albania

Kristina Voko is the executive director of BIRN Albania and coordinates the network’s activities, fundraising and projects in the office in Tirana.

Labinot Leposhtica

Monitor and Researcher

Labinot has monitored court sessions for BIRN Kosovo for almost two years.

Lada Vucenovic

Project Coordinator

Lada Vucenovic joined the BIRN Serbia team in January 2010.

Lamija Grebo

Detektor Journalist/Court Monitor

Lamija Grebo joined BIRN BiH in January 2014 as a web archive assistant and intern. As of January 2015 she is working as a journalist for Detektor.

Larisa Rankovic

Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Based in Belgrade, Larisa is responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of BIRN programs across the region, the reach and impact of the Network’s reporting and advocacy initiatives.

Lawrence Marzouk

Editor

Based in England, he leads cross-border teams of journalists, deploying huge volumes of Freedom of Information requests, scraping old-fashioned reporting tricks to delve into high-level corruption in the Balkans.

Lindita Cela

Journalist

Lindita is an investigative journalist with long experience in both print and broadcast media, working for such outlets as the newspaper Tema and Shekulli and Ora News TV.

Lucija Veljanoska

Project Assistant

Lucija Veljanoska works as a project assistant for BIRN Macedonia, where she handles financial and administrative tasks. She is also responsible for maintaining donor relations, fundraising, and ensuring the implementation of daily activities of the team.

Lum Ademi

Finance Manager

Lum joined BIRN in September 2009 as Chief of Finance and Operations Officer. His duties include preparing finance reports for donors, as well as drawing up budgets for specific projects.

Lura Limani

Editor

Lura is editor-in-chief of Prishtina Insight.

Madalin Necsutu

Moldova Correspondent

Based in Chisinau, Madalin Necsutu has been Balkan Insight’s correspondent from Moldova since 2017.

Maida Selmanovic

Finance Officer

Maida joined BIRN Hub in January 2008 as a Financial Officer based in Sarajevo. Maida is responsible for cash flow management, monitoring daily financial operations, reviewing financial data and preparing monthly and annual reports as well as accountancy and auditing and overall communication with other departments and the staff of BIRN.

Maja Zivanovic

Serbia Correspondent
Based in Belgrade, Maja joined BIRN as a reporter covering Serbia in June 2016.

Marcus Tanner

Editor

Marcus Tanner is Editor at Balkan Insight

Marian Chiriac

Country Director, Romania

Marian Chiriac has worked as a journalist since 1990, mainly covering politics and human rights issues.

Marija Petrovic

Marketing and Sales Manager, Belgrade Insight

Marija is a sales professional with a background in the media industry in Serbia and East Asia.

Marija Ristic

Regional Director

Marija Ristic is the regional director of Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, a network of seven non-governmental organisations promoting freedom of speech, human rights and democratic values. Ristic oversees the activities and communications within the Network and represents it publicly.

Martin Dimitrov

Bulgaria Correspondent

Martin joined BIRN’s regional publication Balkan Insight as a Sofia-based Bulgarian correspondent in 2018.

Matt Robinson

Editor

Matt Robinson is a journalist, translator and former Reuters Bureau Chief for the Balkans and Special Correspondent for Central and Eastern Europe.

Matthew Collin

Editor

Matthew Collin is a journalist, broadcaster and author who has worked as a foreign correspondent for the BBC, Al Jazeera and Agence France-Presse.

Meliha Bosnjak

Administrative and Finance Officer

Meliha joined the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in April 2011.

Meri Jordanovska

Journalist

Meri has been covering topics related to organised crime, corruption, human rights and the rule of law since 2004.

Mirjana Narandzic

Editorial Assistant and Proofreader

Based in Belgrade, Mirjana is working as the Editorial Assistant at Balkan Insight and as a proofreader for BIRN’s Balkan Transitional Justice in the Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language.

Mirna Buljugic

Country Director, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mirna Buljugic has worked as a journalist since 2001. She began her career as a reporter for the, 7 O'Clock News on Tuzla Cantonal TV.

Mladen Lakic

Bosnia and Herzegovina Correspondent

Mladen Lakic is a Sarajevo-based correspondent for BIRN’s regional publication, Balkan Insight.

Natalija Jovanovic

Journalist and Media Researcher
During her journalism studies, Natatalija joined BIRN in 2015 as an intern working on media privatisation and public tenders for media. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences at the University of Belgrade in 2016.

Nikola Cace

Administrative and Operations Assistant

Nikola joined BIRN Hub in May 2015 as an Administration and Operations Assistant.

Pedja Urosevic

Executive Director BIRN LTD
Business Operations Manager

Pedja Urosevic started working as journalist for Radio Index in the late 1999.

Per Byman

Member of the Board
Secretary-General, Radiohjälpen, Sweden

Per Byman, is a Swedish aid worker and linguist.

Perparim Isufi

Managing Editor, KALLXO.com

Perparim Isufi joined BIRN Kosovo in May 2014 and currently serves as the managing editor of KALLXO.com.

Petar Subotin

Regional Development Officer

Based in Belgrade and working as the Regional Development Officer, Petar Subotin supports cross-regional projects implementation and serves as a worldwide liaison with key stakeholders, including private donors and governments.

Robert Bierman

Member of the Board
Chief Revenue Officer of News Deeply

Robert Bierman serves as Chief Revenue Officer of News Deeply, Inc. News Deeply convenes stakeholders in global issues via single-subject digital news sites, events, research and membership groups.

Rrahman Ramaj

Financial Analyst

Rrahman Ramaj is a financial analyst for BIRN Kosovo.

Semir Mujkic

Detektor Journalist/Court Monitor

Semir is an investigative journalist who joined BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina in April 2017.

Shkodran Nikci

Journalist

Shkodran Nikçi joined BIRN as a correspondent for Municipalities of Peja, Gjakova, Istog, Deçan, in March of 2015.

Sinisa-Jakov Marusic

Macedonia Correspondent

Sinisa-Jakov Marusic is a Skopje-based journalist and regular contributor to BIRN’s regional publication, Balkan Insight, and the programme Balkan Transitional Justice.

Slobodan Georgiev

Programme Coordinator

Slobodan Georgiev is Belgrade based journalist and he serves as a Programme Coordinator in BIRN Serbia.

Snezana Caricic

Office Manager/Financial Administrator

She joined the BIRN team in 2014 and is responsible for both finance and administration jobs, producing finance reports, processing invoices and daily track of daily revenue and spending.

Srdjan Garcevic

Belgrade Insight Coordinator

Srdjan has worked with the Belgrade Insight team since April 2018 bringing English-speaking readers the news, analyses and features from Belgrade, Serbia and the region.

Steve Crawshaw

Member of the Board
Secretary General, Amnesty International

Steve Crawshaw is the director of the office of the Secretary General of Amnesty International.

Syzana Firza

Finance Officer

Syzana joined BIRN Kosovo as part-time finance officer in September 2005 and is responsible for compiling financial reports, filing and recording all incoming and outgoing documents, registering all revenue and spending, and other financial related duties.

Tamara Chausidis

Editor

Tamara Chausidis is experienced editor and media freedom activist.

Tanja Maksic

Programme Coordinator

Tanja Maksic has been a member of the BIRN Serbia team since 2010. She develops and manages projects in the field of media policy and good governance.

Tim Judah

Chairman of the Board
Journalist, The Economist

Tim Judah is a front line reporter for The Economist and an author.

Vesa Dinarama

Project Assistant

Vesa Dinarama joined BIRN in March 2017.

Vesna Bjekic (1952-2014)

Administrative Officer

Over the course of her journalism career, Vesna has worked with Politika, 4 Jul, YU Panorama, Revijalna Stampa, many local Serbian newspapers, and Croatian weekly Danas.

Vlado Apostolov

Journalist

Vlado has been covering topics related to organised crime, corruption and human rights for the last five years and at the beginnings of his journalism career he was working as a reporter in the economic newsrooms in several media.

Wolfgang Petritsch

Member of the Board
Chair, Board of the European Cultural Foundation

Wolfgang Petritsch is an Austrian diplomat. Petritsch’s experience in the former Yugoslavia stretches back to 1997 when he was appointed Austrian Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

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