Afërdita Krasniqi

Afredita joined BIRN in 2017 and has extensive experience in local and international organisations and institutions in Kosovo. Before joining BIRN, she worked for the US embassy in Pristina for 17 years.

Her experience includes managing hundreds of embassy professional and academic exchanges between the US and Kosovo, managing performing arts programmes that brought many American artists to Kosovo, and she initiating and managed cultural heritage projects.

She also established an alumni association called Kosovo United States Alumni (KUSA).

She has previously worked for United Nations High Comissioner for Human Rights, the Associated Press Television Network and the International Committee of the Red Cross. She has also worked as an english teacher at many high schools in Pristina.

Aferdita holds a BA in English Language and Literature.

Robert Bierman

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.

Prior to this he served as General Manager of Washington Post Live, the live journalism division of The Washington Post. He also founded the Bloomberg Link division of Bloomberg L.P., held executive positions at Fortune Magazine and was Vice President/General Manager of the trade show giant, Softbank Comdex.

He is a frequent speaker at industry events and his work has won numerous awards. Having done business in 25 countries, with a specialization in China, India, Southeast Asia and Mexico, Bob’s career spans the globe.

He holds a M.S. in Digital Communications from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

He resides in New York City, where he sits on the board of The Metropolitan Opera Guild.

Azra Alihodžić

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

As financial assistant, she is responsible for book-keeping, managing the filing, storage and security of documents, helping with financial reports, assisting in the calculation of taxes, assisting with payments and creating contracts.

Tamara Chausidis

Tamara Chausidis is experienced editor and media freedom activist.

In 2014, she started to work as an editor for the website Prizma.mk, the main online publication of BIRN Macedonia. Before joining BIRN, she worked as an editor for Macedonian Radio-Radio Skopje, Radio Free Europe and TV ALSAT-M.

Jasna Andonovska

Jasna has worked at BIRN Macedonia since January 2016.

She has extensive experience in civil society in Macedonia. Prior to joining BIRN, she was leading a project for strengthening independent media at the Media Development Centre in Skopje. She has served as member committee president of AIESEC Macedonia and has also worked for DHL in Germany. She holds a BA in Accounting and Auditing from the Faculty of Economics at the Sts. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje.

Lindita Çela

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.

Before joining BIRN, she was a participant in BIRN’s Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence programme in 2015. In 2016 she has received a commendation from the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in Albania, UN Women, for the ,creation of a professional model of investigative journalism for the reporting on trafficking of women and girls”.

Lura Limani

Lura is editor-in-chief of Prishtina Insight.

She is a writer, editor and researcher who lives in Pristina. She studied sociology and cultural studies in Pristina, New York and Freiburg.

Dragana Sretenović

Dragana Sretenović has worked for BIRN Serbia since November 2015.

She graduated in journalism from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade. During her studies, she worked for the radio programme produced by the Faculty of Political Science at Studio B, and at Media Center’s Press Center.

Prior to joining BIRN Dragana was working as a Web Journalist at Media Center.

She improved her skills and knowledge at various seminars that dealt with social media networks and online community management.