Mladen Lakic is Bosnia and Herzegovina correspondent for Balkan Insight.
Before joining BIRN in 2017, Mladen worked as a journalist on several media projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina, including the Institute for War and Peace Reporting and the Post-Conflict Research Center.
He reported on human rights and transitional justice and was awarded the Srđan Aleksić journalist’s prize in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as the UNFPA BiH Award.
He has attended numerous training courses for journalists in the country and abroad.
Doruntina Baliu is an investigative journalist, who has been working at the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), for the last two years.
She graduated, earning the title Bachelor in Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Prishtina”Hasan Prishtina”.
Her education and professional background includes numerous trainings and workshops related to investigative reporting, on many cases focusing on the education field.
Doruntina has worked in investigative articles and tv shows on different stories about corruption and has won the ‘Story of the year in education reporting” prize, for junior journalists given by the Journalist Association of Kosovo and GIZ.
Maja joined BIRN as a reporter covering Serbia in June 2016.
She has an MA in Communicology/Media Studies from the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad.
Prior to joining BIRN, she worked for regional public broadcaster RTV, Blic newspaper, e-Novine and local weekly List Zrenjanin.
She was awarded the best young investigative journalist in Vojvodina by the Independent Journalists’ Association of Vojvodina in 2015.
Ana Maria Touma is the Balkan Insight correspondent for Romania.
She has worked as a journalist since 2001 and has extensively experience in covering conflict zones in the Middle East and the Balkans.
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.
She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Sarajevo.
Haris has worked with BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina since September 2016.
He started working as a journalist in 2006. He worked for daily newspaper Oslobodjenje for three years before joining Dnevni List, where he worked for seven years, reporting on local crimes and the work of the judiciary in the field of organised crime, terrorism, corruption and, partially, war crimes.
Semir is an investigative journalist who joined BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina in April 2017.
He has worked as a journalist since 2006. He began his career with START BiH Magazine. In 2009 he joined Zurnal online magazine, where he mainly focused on researching corruption in the health and energy sectors and public procurement.
He graduated in journalism from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Sarajevo.
Semir has attended advanced training courses in journalism, Reuters’ training of trainers and a one-month training course on economic and political reporting in London and Berlin, as well as the BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting.
He was awarded a UNICEF prize for journalistic contribution for the protection and promotion of child rights in print media in 2016.
Admir is an investigative journalist who joined BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina in April 2017 after being involved in daily news reporting for 16 years.
He got his first journalistic experience working for the Tuzla-based TV station TVT in 2001. A year later he joined the then top-circulation daily newspaper Dnevni Avaz, where he focused on investigating corruption, crime and other political and social topics.
When daily newspaper Faktor and its website opened, he became its correspondent from Tuzla, reporting on similar topics. He was the editor-in-chief of a news site called bportal.
He graduated in journalism from the Department of Journalism of the Faculty of Philosophy at Tuzla University in 2005.
He has attended numerous training courses for journalists organised by UNICEF, Save the Children and BIRN.
Filip Rudic is a reporter from Belgrade who has worked in journalism since 2012.
Before joining BIRN in 2017, Filip worked as a freelancer for over a year, collaborating with the Centre for Investigative Journalism of Serbia (CIJS) and other outlets.
He previously worked for Beta news agency for three years, from 2012 to 2015. He also collaborated with the Vojvodina Investigative Centre (VOICE). His articles were featured in the daily newspaper Privredni Pregled and the weekly Novi Magazin.
He has experience in daily reporting, as well as investigative journalism.
Filip won the Serbian Commissioner for the Protection of Equality’s annual media award in 2016.
Die Morina is Kosovo correspondent for Balkan Insight.
Before joining BIRN in 2016, Die worked as a Kosovo correspondent for an Albanian television station, Top Channel, from 2013 onwards, covering the main political, security and social developments in Kosovo. Die did her BA in Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Prishtina.