Dragana moved from London to Belgrade over three years ago at a crucial time
in the development of the BIRN network in Serbia, overseeing its evolution
into an effective, high-profile organisation.
She played a leading role
in the establishment of the BIRN Serbia network of journalists, from
recruitment and training to publishing their output in BIRN’s publication
Nikola Lazic, a journalist from South Serbia, said,
"Since I have met Dragana, two years ago, I have advanced professionally very
much, thanks to her support. New opportunities have come my way, and in that
respect working with her has been tremendously important."
is today in a unique position of having over forty trained journalists
throughout Serbia, Kosovo and Montenegro who are becoming an important part
of our information network.
With her energy and enthusiasm, Dragana was
a dynamic member of the BIRN network and her colleagues will miss her
In her farewell note, she said the experience she gained through
working in BIRN was invaluable. "I would like to thank my colleagues for
their support. Working with you, I have been given an opportunity to learn
a lot. I will continue to follow BIRN’s activities and to read
BIRN’s articles with great interest."