Anja Vladisavljevic

Anja Vladisavljević joined the Balkan Insight team in May 2018.

Anja worked as an editor for the Croatian edition of the French monthly newspaper Le Monde Diplomatique from 2015 to 2017. She also worked as a journalist, editor and translator for regional website Bilten.org from 2017 to 2018.

She graduated from the Department of History of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Zagreb University.

Matt Robinson

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.

Milan Radonjic

Milan Radonjic is a journalist and author from Belgrade, currently serving as BIRN’s correspondent for north Kosovo.

Radonjic has written for independent Serbian and international dailies covering topics ranging from corruption and organised crime to politics, producing news analyses and feature stories.

In 2000, he was appointed correspondent for Belgrade weekly magazines Reporter and Nedeljnik from Prague, Czech Republic, and in 2016 as correspondent from Paris, France for the same titles.

Since 1997, he has reported on Kosovo-Serbia relations as for Serbian and international news outlets, on the basis of which he published a novel, ‘The Loss of the Orient’, in 2015.

He worked as a researcher for the Serbia and Montenegro Parliamentary Committee for Kosovo in 2003, and led the OSCE project to enhance the communication capabilities of the Serbian parliament in 2004.

Radonjic holds an MA in Political Sociology from the Belgrade Faculty of Political Sciences, and has organised several international round table discussions on the topic of collective action and social change.

Mădălin Necșuțu

Mădălin Necșuțu has been the Balkan Insight correspondent for Moldova since 2017.

He has worked as a journalist since 2006 for Romanian media outlets like the Mediafax news agency and daily newspapers ZIUA, Curentul and Evenimentul Zilei.

He graduated from the Faculty of History in Bucharest, Romania, where he also completed an MA in International Relations. He did his postgraduate studies on diplomacy and is now doing a PhD in history in Chisinau, Moldova, where he has been based since 2015.

He is a political and investigative journalist who specialises in Eastern Europe and the politics of ex-Soviet states in the region.

He has been awarded for his political and investigative stories in Romania by the European Commission and for those in Moldova by the UN Development Project.

Martin Dimitrov

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”.

He specialises in Bulgarian domestic and foreign affairs, as well as in educational and migration topics. Martin holds an MA degree in Politics (Honours) from the University of Glasgow in the UK and has served as a Study Abroad ambassador to Hong Kong University in 2012-2013.

Mladen Lakic

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

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 Zivanovic

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.