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.
On April 1st the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania (BIRN Albania) launched a three year programme, which aims to expose corruption and impunity, through investigative reporting and closer cooperation between journalists and civil society organizations.
The Balkan Institute for Conflict Resolution, Responsibility and Reconciliation of the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology earlier this year asked BIRN BiH to collect data for an upcoming London exhibition by one of Bosnia's leading artists, Sejla Kameric.
The Ministry of European Integration has recently proposed a draft law on interception.
The 10 participants for this year’s Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence have been chosen.
BIRN's film 'The Majority Starts Here' was shown at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London on Tuesday.
Jeta Xharra, country director of BIRN Kosovo, was invited to the morning programme of Klan Kosova on Feb. 25 to discuss the 2014 programme for the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence.
BIRN’s road-movie documentary ‘The Majority Starts Here’ had its British premiere on Monday at SEESOX (South East European Studies at Oxford), part of the European Studies Centre at the University of Oxford.
Muhamet Hajrullahu, managing editor of BIRN Kosovo, was invited to the morning programme of the national broadcaster, RTK, on February 27 to talk about the 2014 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence.
Following the close of the call for applications to the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, the selection committee is set to choose 10 journalists to participate in this year’s programme.
Balkan Insight journalist Elvira Mujkic Jukic was one of five guests on a Huffpost Live cast about the Bosnian protests that was aired on March 5.