Business Reporting Initiative: Top Experts Join Editorial Advisory Board

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A brand new BIRN project, the Business Reporting Initiative, is gathering strength, with leading analysts of Balkan business and economy joining an editorial advisory board.

Board members include Danica Popovic of the University of Belgrade and the Centre for Liberal Democratic Studies; Almir Begic, former director of the Sarajevo Stock Exchange; Natasa Srdoc-Samy, president of the Adriatic Institute, a free market think tank in Croatia; Muhamet Mustafa, head of Riinvest, Kosovo’s leading economic development think tank; and Theodor Troev, longtime Bulgaria correspondent at the Financial Times.

The board will perform a steering role when BIRN launches a new publication, presently under development, covering business and economic news.
With the future publication, BIRN aims to raise the local standard of Balkan business journalism by supporting genuinely independent reporting and employing innovative reporting methods.
Eric Jansson, a former Balkans correspondent at the Financial Times, is working with BIRN to develop the publication.