Arbër Gashi is a graduate in Management and Informatics as well as Business Administration. He has several years of professional experience in the media, project management, business and marketing.
Gashi joined the team in 2018 and is marketing manager at KALLXO.com, where he creates and implements strategic marketing and other plans.
Suela Beka joined the BIRN Kosovo team in July 2020.
She reliably ensures a bright office environment and the unsparing help she provides to the organisation is essential.
Dhurata Prokshi has 14 years of professional experience in NGOs in Kosovo. Her work has contributed to the coordination and implementation of projects, which, through policy design, advocacy, monitoring, capacity building and direct intervention, have aimed at empowering vulnerable groups in society, such as children, women, ethnic minority communities and people with disabilities.
Prokshi also has professional experience in translation and in teaching the Albanian and Serbian languages. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Sociology of Organisation at the Sts Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, North Macedonia.
Jetmir Hoxha was first hired as an intern in August 2019.
Through hard work and dedication, he managed to become a junior camera operator and editor in the BIRN Kosovo team. Hoxha has completed economics school and has a passion for football and cameras.
Fatrion Ibrahimi started his career as a camera operator at KTV in Prishtina in 2009, before working for four years as a freelancer in collaboration with various local and international productions.
He has also participated in many shoots of an artistic nature, including documentary films, long and short films, etc. Ibrahimi joined the BIRN Kosovo team in 2016.
Altin Morina has completed the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) training at the American University of Kosovo (AUK) and is pursuing his bachelor’s studies in Management and Informatics at ILIRIA College.
From a young age, he has had a passion for technology and the latest technologies. He currently works as an IT assistant at BIRN Kosovo.
Afrim Ejupi studied Management and Informatics at the University of Prishtina.
As a camera operator and editor, he started working in local television before joining the KALLXO.com team in June 2022. Ejupi’s passion is photography.
Arlinda Mehmeti completed her master’s studies in Local Government and Democratic Society at the University of Gjilan.
She is a lawyer who graduated from the “Ukshin Hoti” University of Prizren.
Mehmeti has been part of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) since June 2021, when she started working as an intern before continuing as a junior monitor and researcher in the Prizren region.
Before joining BIRN Kosovo, she worked at the NGO Ec Ma Ndryshe, the University of Prizren, USAID’s Justice Sector Strengthening Program (JSSP) and the Basic Court in Prizren.
Mehmeti has also volunteered at the website design organisation ECD Kosovo and at the American Corner in the National Library of Kosovo. She has completed several professional training courses in drafting legal documents.
Aida assists in coordination and implementation of project/programme activities. She joined BIRN Hub in 2021 and she is based in the Sarajevo office.
Before joining BIRN Hub, Aida was a long-term associate of the Sarajevo Open Center, as an author of articles and infographics dealing with the problems and needs that LGBTI people and other marginalized social groups in Bosnia face every day. She also worked as an author of articles for Balkansmedia.org, which supports media independence and freedom of expression in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Serbia. Covering new tools and various techniques that journalists can use in their everyday work, the aim of the articles was to raise the quality of media content and build the competencies of journalists.
Aida gained diverse and long working experience in several non-governmental organizations, working on projects related to cultural and creative industries, strengthening local self-government, and projects related to culture and art. For two-and-a half years she worked in Gallery 11/07/95 as a curator, where she had an opportunity to professionally explore and enhance the possibilities of museums’ educational function, which is one of her passions.
Aida graduated in Art history and Pedagogy from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo. She is currently studying New Media Design at the ITAcademy, International School for Education and Informatics.
Besides BHS languages, she is fluent in English.
Eleni joined BIRN Hub in 2021 as a Communications Manager. She is a data journalist based in Athens, Greece.
She has worked for Greek and foreign media and the NGO SolidarityNow. She has covered a big range of issues: migration, refugee crisis, corruption, LGBTI and human rights, politics, business, sports, environment, health and culture.
Eleni is a Fellow of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Columbia Journalism School 2019.
Eleni has a BA in Balkan Studies from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and an MA in Social Anthropology (Europe) from Sussex University, United Kingdom.
She speaks Greek, English, Turkish and Serbian.