Saška CvetkovskaSaška Cvetkovska

Investigative Reporting Lab

Saška Cvetkovska is an investigative reporter and a media freedom activist. She was one of the founders of the online news media "NOVATV" in 2013, where she worked as an investigative editor until the January...

Harlem-Desir.jpgHarlem Désir

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media

Harlem Désir was appointed as the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media in July 2017 for a period of three years. Prior to this position, Désir was French Minister of State ...

DjurovicGoran Đurović

Media Centar

Goran Đurović was a member of Montenegro’s Council of Radio and Television (RTCG) from July 2009 to December 2017. In this capacity, he also presided over the commission responsible for reviewing complaints received from list...

GashiKrenar Gashi

Sbunker

Krenar Gashi (born 1982) is a political scientist from Kosovo, currently based at Ghent University (Belgium) where he is pursuing a PhD in political science as a Basileus doctoral fellow. Before moving to Ghent, Gashi was a renowned ...

Commissioner Hahn2Johannes Hahn

EU Commissioner for the European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations

Johannes Hahn has held various management functions in the different sectors of the Austrian economy and industry, including as CEO of Novomatic AG for 5 y...

Serbeze HaxhiajSerbeze Haxhiaj

RTK

Serbeze Haxhiaj has been working as an investigative journalist and news editor in Kosovo and for international media for over 18 years, dealing mainly with the most pressing issues such as corruption, human rights, security issues, rel...

Jovovic.jpgMihailo Jovović

Vijesti

Mihailo Jovović has been the editor-in-chief of the Montenegrin daily Vijesti since 2011. Over the past 21 years, he has also been the newspaper’s political editor and international news editor, as well as one of its journalists. Besides leadin...

Tim JudahTim Judah

The Economist

Tim Judah is a journalist and author, covering the Balkans and other regions as a correspondent for The Economist, and is currently a fellow of the "Europe’s Futures" project at Vienna’s Institute for Human Sciences.

He has worked fo...

Lekic SubasicŽeljka Lekić-Subašić

Eurovision News Exchange for Southeast Europe

Željka Lekić-Subašić is the head of the Eurovision News Exchange for South-east Europe (ERNO) co-ordination office in Sarajevo, for which she has worked since 2001...

MarboeGolli Marboe

Association for a Self-determined Use of Media

Chairman of the Austrian "Association for a Self-determined Use of Media" (VsUM) that he founded in 2016, Golli Marboe is a former TV producer who has worked on hundreds of documentaries and...

Erl MuratiErl Murati

Gazeta Shqiptare

Erl Murati is a professional journalist living and working in Tirana, Albania. He has been the editor in chief of the Gazeta Shqiptare newspaper since 2009.

Since graduating from the University of Tirana with a degree in journalism, he...

Ana PetruševaAna Petruševa

BIRN

Ana Petruševa is an experienced journalist and editor, and one of the founders of the BIRN regional network and BIRN Macedonia.

Petruševa was managing editor of Balkan Insight, BIRN’s flagship publication, from 2006 to 2016. S...

Jerzy-POMIANOWSKI.jpgJerzy Pomianowski

European Endowment for Democracy

Jerzy Pomianowski took the leadership of the European Endowment for Democracy (EED) after serving two years as Poland’s Deputy Foreign Minister, during which he notably co-ordinated the country f...

Porter RichardRichard Porter

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Richard Porter is Director of Communications at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the multi-lateral development bank based in London. He’s part of the senior leadership of the...

David QuinDavid Quin

Thomson Foundation

David Quin is the Managing Director of Thomson Media GmbH Berlin, and is responsible for sourcing and managing all donor-funded projects. He has over 14 years’ experience of creating and running large-scale media development projects worldwi...

Rita_Rudusa.jpgRita Ruduša

Media Consultant

Rita Ruduša is a veteran Latvian journalist and editor, the former executive director of the Baltic Centre for Media Excellence and the former chair of the board of the Latvian Journalist Association. She entered journalism in the earl...

Genoveva-RUIZ-CALAVERA.jpgGenoveva Ruiz Calavera

European Commission

Since June 2016 Genoveva Ruiz Calavera is the Director in charge of the Western Balkans at the European Commission. She started her EU career in 1992, assisting the negotiations f...

RusiErjona Rusi

Report TV

Erjona Rusi has been a journalist for 17 years. She has worked for many important media outlets in Albania such as TVA, News 24, TV Klan and the Korrieri newspaper, and is currently a journalist and anchor at Report TV and the daily Sh...

Patrice SchneiderPatrice Schneider

Media Development Investment Fund

Patrice Schneider began as a journalist reporting from conflicts in Central Asia and Eastern Europe in the 1980s, before embarking upon a 20-year career in media management (Hachette Filipacchi Medi...

Klaus-Schweighofer.jpgKlaus Schweighofer

Styria Media Group

Klaus Schweighofer is the Chairman of the Management Board of Styria Media International, Styria Media Group’s Holding Company for the expansion in the Western Balkans. Born in Graz in 1966,...

Katerina SinadinovksaKaterina Sinadinovska

Kapital

Katerina Sinadinovska obtained her degree in journalism from the St Cyril & St Method University in Skopje in 2008. She is currently the assistant editor-in-chief of Kapital, a weekly business and political m...

Hana SokolovicHana Sokolović

TV N1 / CNN

Hana Sokolović is a news reporter for the N1 television channel in Bosnia and Herzegovina - an exclusive affiliate of CNN in the Balkans, with offices in Belgrade, Zagreb and Sarajevo - but her education and previous occupations wer...

Milica Stojanović.jpgMilica Stojanović

Centre for Investigative Journalism (CINS)

Milca is investigative journalist in Centre for Investigative Journalism in Serbia for 4,5 years. During that time, she covers different range of topics judiciary, energy sector, corrup...

Arta-Tahiri.jpgArta Tahiri

Alsat M TV

Arta Tahiri began her career in 1996 as a journalist working for "TV FESTA", a local TV station in her hometown Kumanovo. From 2001 to 2006, she edited and presented the news for Macedonian Radio Television (MRT) in Skopje, a...

Jelena-Vasic.jpgJelena Vasić

Crime and Corruption Reporting Network (KRIK)

Jelena Vasić is a 28 years old project manager and investigative reporter of Serbian investigative portal KRIK. In the previous years she has worked with the international Organized Crime and Corruption...

Zoran-Zaev.jpgZoran Zaev

Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, was born on 8 October 1974 in Strumica. In 1997, Zoran Zaev graduated at the Faculty of Economics at the Skop...

Samuel ZbogarSamuel Žbogar

Head of EU Delegation in Skopje

Samuel Žbogar was born on the 5th of March 1962 in Slovenia, and holds a BA in political sciences and international relations. He has worked as a Secretary of the Foreign Students' Club at the Institute for Internati...

Pavle ZlaticPavle Zlatić

IREX Serbia / USAID SMS Project

Pavle Zlatić is digital media expert. He's currently working as Digital Media Lead on USAID Strengthening Media Systems Project, implemented by IREX Serbia.

Pavle "switched sides" and joined development world ful...