8 January 13

New English editor-in-chief Joins the Balkan Transitional Justice team

Matthew Collin, a British editor, journalist and author with over 20 years of experience in print, television, radio and online media, has joined Balkan Transitional Justice team as its English-language editor-in-chief.

“I am thrilled to be joining this team of talented people dedicated to producing high-quality journalism in a fascinating region that continues to face critical challenges. I am looking forward to working with BIRN as it continues to develop the kind of reporting that can have a genuine impact,” said Collin.

Collin has worked for international companies like the BBC, Al Jazeera and Agence France-Presse as a foreign correspondent as well as for several smaller independent media outlets. He has significant experience of reporting and editing material about conflicts and post-conflict situations after working in the former Soviet Union for six years.

He has also been the editor of The Big Issue, the Time Out website and i-D magazine, and has written for a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, The Observer and The Wall Street Journal. His books include This is Serbia Calling and The Time of the Rebels.

Balkan Transitional Justice is a regional programme aimed at increasing general public understanding of transitional justice issues in former Yugoslav countries and improving professional journalistic standards in the Balkans.

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