BIRN Hub People


Snezana Caricic

Office Manager/Financial Administrator

She joined the BIRN team in 2014 and is responsible for both finance and administration jobs, producing finance reports, processing invoices and daily track of daily revenue and spending.

Steve Crawshaw

Member of the Assembly

From 2002 to 2023 Steve worked for Human Rights Watch (UK director and UN advocacy director), Amnesty International (international advocacy director and Director of the Office of the Secretary General) and Freedom from Torture (policy and advocacy director).

Tim Judah

President of the Assembly of BIRN Hub

Tim is journalist and author and special correspondent for The Economist.

Tommaso Siviero

Digital Accounts Manager
Based in Sarajevo, Tommaso joined BIRN in 2022. He is part of the Social Media team, taking care of BIRN’s social media channels in English.

Vaska Cvetanoska Panova

Development and Monitoring Officer

Vaska joined BIRN Hub in September 2022 as a Development and Monitoring Officer. She is based in BIRN Hub’s Skopje office, providing support to regional operations. Her main responsibilities include leading and coordinating fundraising activities and designing project proposals for BIRN programmes. Responsible for developing and implementing the MEL activities, and quality control of programme/project progress reporting.

Vuk Tesija

Croatia Correspondent

Vuk Tesija joined BIRN Hub in February 2023 as a correspondent from Croatia.

Xhorxhina Bami

Kosovo Correspondent

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.


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