The participants in the 2012 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence have been selected.

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Here are their names, listed by country in alphabetical order:

Aleksandra Bogdani, Albania


Eldin Hadzovic, Bosnia


Dimiter Kenarov, Bulgaria


Ana Benacic, Croatia


Arbana Xharra, Kosovo


Aleksandar Manasiev, Macedonia


Saska Cvetkovska, Macedonia


Samir Kajosevic, Montenegro


Maria–Sorana Stanescu, Romania


Miodrag Sovilj, Serbia


We would like to congratulate the winners, and to thank all applicants.


We would also like to encourage candidates who were not successful to consider applying again next year.


Competition for the top ten places was exceptionally high, and the judges were impressed by the overall quality of entries. The International Selection Committee consists of six permanent members from the media community in the Balkans, Austria and Germany, as well as one annual member, who is an expert on this year’s Fellowship theme – communities.


This year’s programme consists of two seminars, the international research of fellows’ own reporting project, mentoring and editorial followed by the world-wide promotion and syndication of fellows’ articles.