Nuhi Shala joined BIRN in 2019 after 18 years of experience as an interpreter, administrative assistant and registrar with international missions in Kosovo.
Nuhi completed his postgraduate studies at the Department of Political Science in the Philosophy Faculty at the University of Prishtina. His hobbies are reading and sports, football and Formula One in particular, as well as domestic and international politics. Nuhi’s main motto is “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” as he is one of the most passionate fans of Liverpool FC on our staff.
Blendi is currently a student at the Computer Science branch of Iliria College.
After his dreams of becoming a footballer faded, Blendi found another release for his creative side by exploring video editing. He currently works as a Cameraman and Junior Video Editor at BIRN.
Arita completed her Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and Management with a sub-branch in International Relations at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT Kosovo).
She has worked for RIT Kosovo’s Library and Administration Departments, as well as in the marketing industry for ISO Standards certification companies. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Management at Universum College.
Vasko Magleshov is а journalist, anchor and TV host for more than 10 years.
He began his career at a National TV broadcaster Sitel, worked for a satellite channel TV 24 News, and continued his career as news-editor at TV21 and Makfax News Agency covering judiciary topics.
He is one of the authors of the Handbook for disinformation and critical thinking for non-formal education in the country, and also is member of Media Judicial Council. He has participated in a lot of professional trainings and workshops for independent media, media literacy, fact checking and investigative journalism.
He has been part from a group for analysis of the media coverage and media monitoring program. Magleshov was awarded by the mission of EU in North Macedonia for an investigative story.
Aida joined BIRN Hub in January 2020.
She is based in BIRN Hub’s Sarajevo office, and is responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing the company’s project activities concerning its “Supporting Greater Media Independence in the Western Balkans” project.
Before joining BIRN, Aida was a Programme Manager at Westminster Foundation for Democracy, a British political organisation that provides expert support in the development of democratic institutions and the strengthening of parliamentary bodies, political parties, and civil society organisations.
For several years, she was a Head of Research and a coordinator of “Istinomjer”- the first Bosnian member of the International Fact-Checking Network. She also worked in the public sector, on projects concerning judicial reform in the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina and as director of the Sarajevo office of the international Legal-Consulting Company, IKRP Rokas & Partners.
Aida is a lawyer by profession, and graduated from the University of Sarajevo. Besides Bosnian, she is fluent in English.
Aida is also an activist raising awareness about autism and life with autism.
Xhorxhina Bami reports on daily developments in Kosovo and also writes feature, analyses, reviews, interviews, and investigations. Originally from Albania, Xhorxhina been living in Kosovo since 2015.
Her previous experience includes working as a freelance journalist in Kosovo for publications such as Kosovo 2.0, Insajderi and Periskopi, as well as an economic researcher for EU project “Further Support to Trade in Kosovo at the Ministry of Trade and Industry”.
Xhorxhina was featured in Italian media’s Osservatiorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa book “Scoprire i Balcani” (“Discover Balkans”) where one of her Kosovo 2.0 articles has been published.
She participated in a programme for young journalists called the “Shadowing Mentorship Program”, which consisted of working in an immersive course alongside a journalist mentor.
Xhorxhina was awarded for her article: “Asset Allocation after Divorce by Kosovo’s Judiciary”, in an event organised by NGO INJECT, which was supported by E4E and financed by USAID.
She has a Bachelor of Science in Applied Arts and Sciences from Rochester Institute of Technology, Kosovo campus with a certificate of semester completion: HAMK University of Applied Arts and Sciences, Finland.
Xhorxhina speaks Albanian, English and Italian.
Fitim has been working with BIRN as a junior court monitor since September 2019.
He is currently preparing for the bar exam having completed a bachelor’s degree in Law at the University of Gjilan and a master’s degree in Constitutional Administrative Law at the University of Pristina. He has also undertaken several professional training courses in drafting legislation, and has worked on several projects with various organizations across the Kosovo Court system.
Detektor Journalist/Court MonitorAzra Husaric joined BIRN BiH team in October 2019 as a journalist and works as a court reporter.
She graduated with a degree in Journalism at the University of Tuzla, where she is currently doing her MA. Azra is an author of a documentary movie about the situation in journalism titled „The Worst in the World“.
Nermina joined BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina in August 2019.
She has worked as a journalist since 2017. She began her career with Center for Investigative Reporting in Sarajevo, first as an intern, then a journalist, where she mainly focused on researching corruption and organised crime.
She graduated in 2017, earning the title Bachelor in Journalism and Mass Communication at the Faculty of Political Sciences at the University of Sarajevo.
Nermina attended BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting in 2018.
Ramize has eight years of administrative assistance within BIRN Kosovo, helping the organisation smoothly carrying its daily activities.
She also has 13 years of experience in other institutions.