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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.