AUTHORS

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Sanela Hodžić

Sanela Hodžić has been a research coordinator in Mediacentar Sarajevo since 2009, and had previously been involved in different research projects since 2002. Her research interests are related primarily to social psychology, communication and media representation, but other relevant working experiences are related to educational and clinical psychology. Her previous research engagements pertaining to media system in B&H where evolving around labor relations in media, media freedom, economic and political pressures, communication policies and practices in local communities in B&H, e-governance at the local level, etc (Publications mostly available: here). For the past few years she has been providing yearly overview of structural and contextual factors related to media system in B&H (MSI Ireex).

Brankica Petković

MA in sociology of culture, a researcher and project manager at the Peace Institute Ljubljana – Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies.  Editor of the Media Watch book series and Media Watch journal.Her work is focused on research, advocacy and publishing activities in the field of media accountability, communication rights of citizens and minority groups, and media pluralism. She is author of number of articles and research reports, and co-author of books on the above mentioned topics.She has been a project leader of number of national and regional research and advocacy projects on the media and communication rights of citizens, including the projects Media Ownership and Its Impact on Media Independence and Pluralism in 18 countries of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and Patterns of Political Instrumentalisation and Clientelism in the Media in South East Europe.She has also been a member of research teams developing European studies on various media policy issues (co-regulation measures in the media sector, media pluralism indicators; indicators of independence of AVMS regulators). Her editorial position for the Media Watch publications since 1998 includes editing of more than 20 books and more than 40 issues of a journal.

SEEmediaobservatory

SEE Media Observatory Web Portal Editorial Board.

SEE Media Observatory is a regional partnership of civil society organisations aimed at enhancing media freedom and pluralism, and influencing media reforms in the countries of South East Europe.

Aida Kalender

Aida Kalender manages the editorial policy and development of MCOnline. As a long-term associate of Mediacentar, she has additionally worked in marketing, public relations, and event management capacities. As an experienced journalist and manager interested in culture, Kalender currently leads the NGO Akcija, which focuses on the development of the independent cultural scene, as well as the establishment of cultural policy in BiH. Additionally, she is one of the founders of the Futura music festival. Kalender holds Master's degrees in Arts and Media Management from the Utrecht School of Arts, and in European Cultural Policy from the University of Warwick.

Snezana Trpevska

Studied Sociology at the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje, before completing her MA in Communication Studies at the Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research. She defended her PhD in Sociological Sciences under the title Mixed Methods Approach in the Sociological Studies of Television News. She teaches Media law and Media and Audience Research Methods at the School of Journalism and Public Relations in Skopje. Her research interests are ranging within the fields of Sociology of Mass Communication, Journalism Studies and Media Policy and Regulation. Since June 2011, she leads the research projects started  within the UNESCO Chair in Media, Dialogue and Mutual Understanding, focused on diversity reporting and media role in promoting tolerance and social cohesion. As an expert in media law and media policy she has been involved in developing media legislation and contributed to numerous debates about the harmonization of national legislation with the European legal standards in the media field.

Borbala Toth

Borbala Toth is a political scientist graduated in the Central European University in 2010. She was the rapporteur in the Open Society Foundation's Mapping Digital Media Project. She works as a freelance researcher.

Jovanka Matić

Research fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences in Belgrade, Serbia. Holds a PhD degree from the Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade and a MA degree from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver (Canada). Has worked as a journalist in a weekly magazine and in a feature agency, and as a researcher in the Yugoslav Institute of Journalism in Belgrade. Studies the role of mass media in the transition processes, media policy, media system of Serbia and media coverage of political events. Author of the book “Television against voters”, co-author of the "Screening of the Elections" and author of about 60 academic articles about media.

Ilda Londo

Works as a research coordinator at the Albanian Media Institute since 2001. She has been dealing with various research projects where AMI has been involved, such as study of trends that affect media freedom and independence, research on media ownership and concentration, monitoring performance of regulatory authorities and independent institutions on media development, ethnic minorities coverage, media landscape surveys, broadcasting development trends, self-regulation and ethical issues, etc.  Some of the main research works include “Main trends in media development in post-Communist Albania,” “Mapping Digital Media in Albania,” “Media and Information Society in Albania,” “Monitoring access to public institutions,” “Role of regulator in digital switchover,” “Reform of PBS in digital era,” “TV Across Europe: Regulation, Policy and Independence: Albania,” “Media ownership, Independence, and Pluralism,”  etc.

Davor Glavaš

Davor Glavaš

Davor Glavaš dugi niz godina djeluje kao medijski profesionalac.
Novinarsku karijeru je započeo u Studentskom listu, nastavio u Danasu i Feral Tribuneu, bio glavni urednik i direktor BBC-jeva World Servicea za Hrvatsku. Od 2006. godine radi kao konzultant na medijskim projektima i projektima za razvoj civilnog društva koje financira Europska unija. Trenutno je na funkciji voditelja projekta EU Info Centra u Beogradu.
 

Sándor Orbán

Regional advocacy coordinator and member of Mediaobservatory.net Editorial Board
Sándor Orbán is the program director of the South East European Network for Professionalization of Media (SEENPM) which unites seventeen non-for-profit media development centers from twelve countries of the region. He designs, coordinates, and supervises media policy, research, advocacy and journalism training projects. His main fields of expertise include media freedom and pluralism, reporting diversity, and journalism ethics. Orbán is also a guest lecturer at the Budapest College of Communication and Business. Prior to this current position, in 2006, he managed research and academic training programs at the Center for Media and Communication Studies of the Central European University in Budapest. From 1997 to 2005, he served as director of the Center for Independent Journalism (Budapest), established by the Independent Journalism Foundation (New York). In 1983–95, he worked at Hungarian media outlets as an international news editor and reporter covering political, social, and cultural events in the United States, Canada and Europe.
Orbán was a beneficiary of several international journalism fellowships, including the Hubert H. Humphrey program at the University of Maryland in 2004–2005, and a four-month US study tour organized by the World Press Institute (St. Paul, MN) in 1993. He completed a one-year diploma program at the Bologna Center of the School of Advanced International Studies/Johns Hopkins University in 1989–90. He received his M.A. degree in international relations and journalism at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1983.

Slobodanka Dekić

Works on organisation and development Mediacentar’s educational programs, with focus on online media, multimedia production and online activism. Editor of  web site diskriminacija.ba. 
 
Dekić holds a Bachelor's Degree  in Anthropology and Ethnology from the University of Belgrade, and a Master’s Degree in Democracy and Human Rights from the University of Sarajevo and the University of Bologna’s joint program. She is currently working on her second Master’s Degree in Global Media Culture at University of Belgrade. 
 
Areas of Interest: LGBTIQ rights and activism, conflict studies and peacebuilding, media. 

Dubravka Valić- Nedeljković

Helena Popović

Helena Popović is a researcher in the Department of Journalism at the  Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb. She teaches classes on communication theory, media research methods and popular culture. Helena received her PhD in Communication Studies at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia where she defended her thesis Audience, Text, Context: Television Comedy and Social Critique. She also studied at the Central European University, Budapest (MA in  Sociology and Social Anthropology) and the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb (BA/MA in Sociology). She has published articles on media and civil society, media policy, media audiences and entertainment media, and has taken part in numerous international research projects. Her current interests include media audiences, media production, and media policy and regulation in Croatia.
 

Vesna Nikodinoska

Biljana Petkovska

Besar Likmeta

Besar Likmeta

Besar Likmeta is the editor for the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, in Albania. Since 2003 he has worked as a journalist for various print publications, electronic media and television. He started his career reporting for the Florida Times Union in Jacksonville, Florida. He moved to Albania in 2005 where he has been a features editor for the Tirana Times, a world news editor for the 24 hour news channel, TV Ora News, and since 2007 as BIRN Albania editor. He has also contributed stories to various publications such as The Christian Science Monitor, Global Post, Transitions Online, The Diplomatic Courier, Foreign Policy Magazine, Salon.com, Businesses and the Telegraph . In 2009 Likmeta received the CEI/SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism and in 2010 was runner up to the Global Shining Light Award, presented at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Geneva.

Ana Novaković

Slobodan Georgijev

Boro Kontić

Boro Kontić has worked at Mediacentar since it’s founding in April 1995. With over 30 years of experience, he is a veteran in the journalism field. He is also the author and producer of such documentaries as “Years eaten by lions” (2010), “Untitled” (2011), and “Exhibition” (2012). Kontić is also engaged in training programs for journalists and as a consultant for  different production projects. His previous experience includes working as: the author of the radio program “Primus” (1979-1985), Editor-in-Chief of Radio Sarajevo Youth Program (1987) and Sarajevo Second Program (1990-1992), a member of the RTV BH Supervisory Board (May-December 1992), and as a war correspondent at Voice of America for the duration of the BiH war. From 1994 to 2003, Kontić acted as President to the Independent Union of Professional Journalists. Moreover, Kontić is the recipient of several international wards for his radio and television documentaries.

Aidan White

Director of the Ethical Journalism Network and member of the SEE Media Observatory Advisory Board 

Igor Micevski

Boris Dežulović

Boris Dežulović

Davor Marko

Saska Cvetkovska

Meri Jordanovska

Vlado Apostolov

Biljana Žikić

Biljana Žikić

Researcher, journalist and activist in the field of media representations and media regulations,  minority and women rights and popular culture. Ph.D. in Anthropology of Everyday Life and Media Studies (Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis, Ljubljana Graduate School of Humanities, Slovenia); B.Sc. in Serbian Language and Literature (Faculty of Philology, Belgrade University, Serbia). Current position: reseacher, project manager and coordinator, translator, linguistic and media consultant (Serbian Cultural Centre "Danilo Kiš", Ljubljana). Edithor-in-chief of the radio program in Serbian language "Kontrola leta" (Independant Radio Station, Radio Študent, Ljubljana). 

Saše Dimovski

Saše Dimovski

Saše Dimovski is a free-lance investigative journalist with a vast professional experience in reporting and working as editor for television, radio, daily and weekly papers and online media. He has specialized in court reporting, the coverage of human rights and research of corruption. Saše Dimovski is a regular writer of the Balkan Investigative Reporting network (BIRN), and he has won several awards for journalism excellence. He is a co-author of handbooks for journalists - Media and Human Trafficking (2010) and Transparency in criminal proceedings (2014), published by the OSCE Mission to Skopje. 

Tamara Chausidis

Journalist and former president of the Council of Honour within the Association of Journalists of Macedonia.   

Esad Hećimović

Esad Hećimović

Esad Hećimović is a Bosnian investigative journalist. Hecimovic is now working as editor-in-chief of OBN TV. Previously he has worked as deputy editor for Oslobodjenje daily and BHDays weekly based in Sarajevo. He has published book Garibi – Mujahideens in Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992-1999 in Sarajevo (2006) and Belgrade (2009). He was winner of IREX ProMedia Anti-Corruption Fellowship for series of articles about misuse of humanitarian funds for terrorism (2002). He was awarded for his contribution to investigative journalism by SEEMO and Central European Initiative in 2009. He was also awarded as the best journalist in BiH (2011) by Nezavisne novine.

Blaž Zgaga

Herwig G. Höller

Sandra B. Hrvatin

Sašo Ordanoski

Sašo Ordanoski, PhD, is a journalist with almost three decades of professional experience. He headed Macedonian national TV and national Alsat-M TV, as well as a couple of prominent weekly magazines in Skopje. He has a long experience of collaborating with a number of international media. His PhD and MA degrees obtained from the Skopje state university “St. Cyril and Methodius” are in the spheres of sociology, political science and communication. He teaches at the SEE University in Tetovo/Skopje. He is a long time activist in the Macedonian and regional civil society sector dealing with anticorruption, democracy and media development.

Ladislav Tomičić

Ladislav Tomičić

Ladislav Tomičić was born in 1977. Since 2001 he works as a professional journalist in a renowned daily newspaper Novi list and as an editor and journalist at the internet portal Lupiga.com
In 2006 attended Reuters programme on reporting from crisis situation, which took part in London.
 
Participated in international Visitor Leadership Program in the US in 2011 per invitation from the State Department.
 
Has significant experience in investigative journalism and corruption cases.
 

Jelena Jovović

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