He has worked as a journalist since 2006. He began his career with START BiH Magazine. In 2009 he joined Zurnal online magazine, where he mainly focused on researching corruption in the health and energy sectors and public procurement.
He graduated in journalism from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Sarajevo.
Semir has attended advanced training courses in journalism, Reuters’ training of trainers and a one-month training course on economic and political reporting in London and Berlin, as well as the BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting.
He was awarded a UNICEF prize for journalistic contribution for the protection and promotion of child rights in print media in 2016.