BIRN Macedonia People


Ana Petruševa

Country Director, Macedonia and Member of the Board

Ana Petruseva is an experienced journalist and one of the founders of the BIRN regional network and BIRN Macedonia.

Jasna Andonovska

Finance Manager

Jasna has worked at BIRN Macedonia since January 2016.

Lucija Veljanoska

Project Assistant

Lucija Veljanoska works as a full time project assistant for BIRN Macedonia, where she handles financial and administrative tasks. She is also responsible for maintaining donor relations, fundraising, and ensuring the implementation of daily activities of the team.

Meri Jordanovska


Meri has been covering topics related to organised crime, corruption, human rights and the rule of law since 2004.

Riste Zmejkoski

Chief of Party

Riste Zmejkoski holds BA in political science from the University of Sts Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, Macedonia. He has been working for the BIRN office in Skopje since 2013.

Siniša-Jakov Marušić

Macedonia Correspondent, Balkan Insight; Contributor, Balkan Transitional Justice

Sinisa-Jakov Marusic is a Skopje-based journalist and regular contributor for the news and analysis sections of BIRN’s online publication, Balkan Insight.

Tamara Chausidis


Tamara Chausidis is experienced editor and media freedom activist.

Vlado Apostolov


Vlado has been covering topics related to organised crime, corruption and human rights for the last five years and at the beginnings of his journalism career he was working as a reporter in the economic newsrooms in several media.

Zoran Richliev

Project Assistant

Zoran Richliev is journalist specialized in digital media with more than 10 years’ experience as journalist and web editor in several media outlets in Macedonia. In his career he specialized in Digital Convergence of print journalism through developing and managing numerous websites and specific digital media platforms.

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