Riste has strong professional experience in the civil sector as researcher and communication officer and trainer. His professional experience is based on several research and analytical projects. He is the author and co-author of various articles, analyses and policy briefs.
He has also attended various training courses in media and communications, international seminars and conferences and schools for political science students and researchers.
His professional focus is on the fields of good governance, e-governance, media and communications, new media, mobility, migration and education.