Gabrijela Vukićević

Gabrijela Vukićević joined BIRN Serbia as finance officer in October 2016.

For 15 years previous to that, she worked as finance/administrative officer at NVO MicroFinS and MicroFinS-DBS. MicroFinS collaborated with the UNHCR (UN refugee agency), SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) and CWS (Church World Service).

Lada Vučenović

Lada Vučenović joined the BIRN Serbia team in January 2010.

As project coordinator, she handles all operational and project matters in the field of media policy and good governance, and also works as a researcher.

She graduated from Faculty of Organizational Sciences at the University of Belgrade, where she majored in marketing management and public relations. Before joining BIRN, she volunteered at several different organisations: Executive Group, ABS Holdings and Group for Security (G4S).

Vesa Dinarama

Vesa Dinarama joined BIRN in March 2017.

She graduated from the American University in Kosovo, A.U.K./RIT Kosovo, with a major in Public Policy & Management. Before joining BIRN, she worked in the non-governmental sector, mostly for organisations with a focus on human rights.

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”.