Dunja joined BIRN Hub in September 2018. Based in Sarajevo, she works as an Administrative and Finance Assistant.
Her position includes managing all entries into financial databases, preparing financial documentation and annual tax reports, maintaining inventory, submitting documentation to local authorities, managing bookings and travel related services.
Before joining BIRN Hub, Dunja has worked in the NGO sector for almost 14 years as project coordinator, gaining strong professional skills in Office Administration, Finances and Operations and Logistics.
She studied at the University in Sarajevo in the Department of English Language and Literature.
She speaks Bosnian and English.
Working as BIRN’s Romanian correspondent based in Bucharest since 2016, she reports for the regional publication, Balkan Insight.
She has worked as a journalist since 2000, has extensive experience in covering politics as well conflict zones in the Middle East and the Balkans.
She was awarded second prize in the Austrian Press Agency’s “Writing for Central and Eastern Europe” in 2007 in Vienna, and won a special prize from the jury a for long social feature in Freedom House’s “Young Journalist of the year” competition in 2004, in Bucharest.
She has BA in Journalism from the University of Bucharest and a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from the Lebanese American University, Byblos, where she specialised in sectarian conflict and Islamic radicalisation. Other than her native Romanian and English, she also speaks French, Spanish and Levantine Arabic.
Based in Belgrade, Aleksandar is responsible for the oversight of the Network’s activities related to capacity building and development.
He is also responsible for managing and administering several projects as well as the organisation and implementation of trainings and other events for the staff of the Network and outside audiences.
Aleksandar has vast experience working with international organisations and institutions. He previously worked as a consultant for EPTISA Southeast Europe d.o.o. and Particip GmbH. He also worked for Ecorys UK and Kontakta PR Agency on EU funded projects. During his studies, Aleksandar interned in European Movement in Serbia.
Aleksandar holds a BA in International Affairs and a MA in European Studies from the Faculty of Political Sciences at the University of Belgrade. He speaks Serbian and English.
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.
She is currently doing a master’s in Social Science and Computing at the University of Belgrade.
Ana joined BIRN Serbia in 2017.
She has a degree in international relations from the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Belgrade.
Before joining BIRN, she was an intern at regional television network N1.
Ana has attended various courses and training sessions for journalists to improve her skills in digital media, investigative journalism and data journalism.
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.
She has worked as a journalist since 2002, mainly covering politics and security issues.
Before joining BIRN, she worked for the Montenegrin newspaper Vijesti where she reported on security and military issues, and organised crime and corruption.
She graduated from the Music Academy, Cetinje, Montenegro and has completed a number of training courses in reporting and journalistic work. Dusica speaks Montenegrin, English and Italian.
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.
Based in Belgrade, he also writes comments, blogs and features covering arts, politics, culture and the economy of the region for Belgrade Insight and Balkan Insight.
His writing has also been published by a number of regional and global outlets such as MSNBC, Index.hr and others.
Prior to joining BIRN, Srdjan worked as a strategy consultant for a London-based consulting firm. He is the founder of the blog “The Nutshell Times”, and the podcast series Pokretaci, which focus on regional topics such as arts, design and entrepreneurship.
Srdjan holds an MSc in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford, and a BSc in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Warwick. He speaks Serbian and English.
Jovana Prusina joined BIRN in 2018 as the Programme Coordinator for Balkan Transitional Justice (BTJ).
Based in Belgrade, Jovana is responsible for managing and coordinating all regional activities within BTJ programme, which focuses on building the capacities of local media and civil society in order to promote reconciliation and intercultural dialogue.
Prior to joining BIRN, Jovana worked as a project assistant at the Youth Initiative for Human Rights.
Jovana has BA degree from the Faculty of Law at the University of Belgrade.
She attended the School of Transitional Justice organised by the Humanitarian Law Center in 2017, and the Peace and Conflict Summer Programme at the Rochester Institute of Technology Kosovo in 2015.
Jovana speaks Serbian and English, and has basic knowledge of French.
Anja Vladisavljevic joined Balkan Insight’s team in May 2018 and she is a journalist and correspondent at for the website.
Based in Zagreb, Anja is responsible for daily news stories from Croatia as well as analysis, interviews and other stories on a variety of topics ranging from politics, economy, environment, culture, lifestyle, etc.
Previously, she worked as an editor for the Croatian edition of the French monthly newspaper, Le Monde Diplomatique for two years. She also worked as a journalist, editor and translator for the regional website Bilten.org from 2017 to 2018.
She graduated from the Department of History at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Zagreb University. She speaks Croatian, English and Polish.
Matt Robinson is a journalist, translator and former Reuters Bureau Chief for the Balkans and Special Correspondent for Central and Eastern Europe.
Matt started in journalism with Belgrade’s Radio B92 in 2001, before spending 14 years with Reuters in the Balkans, the Middle East and former Soviet Union. He has reported from more than 20 countries, including Georgia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Turkey, Ukraine, Egypt and Greece.
In 2016, Matt was editor of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence. He re-joined BIRN in May 2018.