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.

Aleksandra Bogdani

Journalist

Aleksandra Bogdani is an investigative journalist for BIRN Albania.

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 Touma

Romania Correspondent

Ana Maria Touma is the Balkan Insight correspondent.

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 the Balkan Insight team in May 2018.

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

Financial Assistant

Azra Alihodzic studied economics at the University of Sarajevo and joined BIRN HUB in August 2014.

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 Morina is Kosovo correspondent for Balkan Insight.

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

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

Drawing on the experience she gained in several large international organisations, Dusica contributes to the smooth operations of BIRN's regional organisation.

Dusica Tomovic

Managing Editor of Balkan Insight
DušicaTomovic has been Montenegro correspondent for BIRN's Balkan Insight since 2013.

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

Social Media Editor

Emma joined BIRN as Social Media Editor in 2015 after relocating from London where she had been working as a Digital Editor for a content marketing agency with a broad range of clients across the lifestyle, business and travel sectors.

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

Filip Rudic is a reporter from Belgrade who has worked in journalism since 2012.

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

With a strong background in journalism, Jelena Cosic has worked as a Coordinator for BIRN's Paper Trail for Better Governance project within BIRN's Reporting Initiative and for the Summer School of Investigative Journalism .

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 coordinator for the Balkan Transitional Justice project.

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

Joined BIRN Hub in February 2016. She is responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of BIRN programs across the region, and for ensuring that BIRN Network’s activities result in the achievement of intended outputs and outcomes.

Lawrence Marzouk

Editor

He leads cross-border teams of journalists, deploying huge volumes of Freedom of Information requests, scraping and 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 Nescutu

Moldova Correspondent

Madalin Necsutu has been the Balkan Insight correspondent since 2017.

Maida Selmanovic

Finance Officer

Maida has years of experience in commercial business and finances.

Maja Zivanovic

Serbia Correspondent
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 Balkan Insight team as a Bulgarian correspondent in 2018, after spending three years in the largest economic and political weekly newspaper in the country, Capital.

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

Mirjana studied Serbian language and world literature at the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Philology.

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 correspondent for the 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 Administrative 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

As the regional development officer for the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, Petar Subotin helps promote this network of investigative journalism organisations that spans the region.

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 for the news and analysis sections of BIRN’s online publication, Balkan Insight.

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

Snezana has been working in finance administration for over 15 years.

Srdjan Garcevic

Coordinating Editor

Srdjan joined Belgrade Insight as Coordinating Editor in April 2018.

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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