Before joining BIRN in 2017, Mladen worked as a journalist on several media projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina, including the Institute for War and Peace Reporting and the Post-Conflict Research Center, where he reported on human rights and transitional justice.
He was awarded the Srdjan Aleksic journalist’s prize in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2013 for reporting on minorities and discriminated groups in Bosnia as well as the UNFPA BiH Award in 2016 for reporting on gender equality and women’s empowerment with a focus on conflict-related sexual violence.
Mladen graduated in journalism from the University of East Sarajevo.
He has attended numerous training courses for journalists in the country and abroad. He speaks Bosnian and English.