BIRN Hub People


Ana Maria Touma

Romania Correspondent

Ana Maria Touma is the Balkan Insight correspondent.

Anja Vladisavljevic

Croatia Correspondent

Anja Vladisavljevic joined the Balkan Insight team in May 2018.

Azra Alihodzic

Financial Assistant

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

Dusica L. Stilic

Regional Operations Manager

Drawing on the experience she gained in several large international organisations, Dusica contributes to the smooth operations of BIRN's regional organisation.

Emma Krstic

Social Media Editor

Emma joined BIRN as Social Media Editor in 2015 after relocating from London where she had been working as a Digital Editor for a content marketing agency with a broad range of clients across the lifestyle, business and travel sectors.

Filip Rudic

Serbia Correspondent

Filip Rudic is a reporter from Belgrade who has worked in journalism since 2012.

Gordana Andric

Balkan Insight and Belgrade Insight Managing Editor

Gordana is an experienced journalist with in-depth knowledge of the politics and economy of the Balkan countries.

Gordana Igric


Founder of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) and Regional Network Director until May 2018.

Jelena Cosic

Project Coordinator, Balkan Investigative Reporting Initiative

With a strong background in journalism, Jelena Cosic has worked as a Coordinator for BIRN's Paper Trail for Better Governance project within BIRN's Reporting Initiative and for the Summer School of Investigative Journalism .

Jovana Prusina

Balkan Transitional Justice Programme Coordinator

Jovana Prusina joined BIRN in 2018 as the coordinator for the Balkan Transitional Justice project.

Larisa Rankovic

Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Joined BIRN Hub in February 2016. She is responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of BIRN programs across the region, and for ensuring that BIRN Network’s activities result in the achievement of intended outputs and outcomes.

Lawrence Marzouk


He leads cross-border teams of journalists, deploying huge volumes of Freedom of Information requests, scraping and old fashioned reporting tricks to delve into high-level corruption in the Balkans.

Madalin Nescutu

Moldova Correspondent

Madalin Necsutu has been the Balkan Insight correspondent since 2017.

Maida Selmanovic

Finance Officer

Maida has years of experience in commercial business and finances.

Maja Zivanovic

Serbia Correspondent
Maja joined BIRN as a reporter covering Serbia in June 2016.

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