Speakers / Moderators SEEMF 2023



Andonova, Aneta (Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia) graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering – “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” University in Skopje. She received her master’s degree at “Iustinianus Primus” faculty – “St. Cyril and Methodius” University in Skopje, majoring in Media and Communications.

She started her career in media at the experimental youth radio “Club 100” within “Orce Nikolov” High School in Skopje. In 1990, she began her television career in the school program “Pulsiranja”, in the Educational program of the Macedonian Radio Television. During her career, she was the author of many educational shows and reports.

She participated in the conducting of many live broadcasts, including the live broadcast of the visit of His Holiness the Head of the Roman Catholic Church – Pope Francis to the Republic of North Macedonia.

On several occasions she attended trainings and gained practical experience in the field of journalism: Rai, HRT, Circom Regional, Еcole de journalisme Мontpellier, Study visit to Dublin on Media Literacy, DW academy, Study Visit in the integrated newsroom of the Finnish Public Broadcaster – YLE, Regional Workshop of developing code of conduct/editorial guidelines for Public Service Media in Western Balkans, ContentLA, Los Anegels.

She has won several awards and recognitions for her work.







Alfred Lela is the founder and editor-in-chief of Politiko.al. He had his TV talk show “Politiko” which aired for two seasons on Ora News and Top News. He was the director of Media MAPO which included a daily newspaper and a monthly magazine. He holds a BA in Journalism and a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences.

He is the author of three books and two national awards in Journalism.



Aleksandra Bogdani is an investigative journalist and an editor for the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania. She has more than 20 years of experience as reporter and editor for several newsrooms in Albania.
During her career, Bogdani has covered court and crime issues, as well as corruption, organize crime, immigration and CVEs issues. She has been also engaged as a trainer and mentor for local journalists. Bogdani has been awarded with CEI-SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism in 2015 and “EU Investigative Journalism Award 2014”.



Alfred Peza was born on February 26th, 1967. Among various positions held throughout the last three decades, Mr. Peza has worked as journalist, starting as a field reporter, deputy editor in chief, editor in chief, media analyst, director general of several media outlets also moderating Interview Hour and Debate Hour and directing Interviews & Debates broadcasts.
During the years 2006-2007 he lectured and taught in the Journalism Department of the History and Philology Faculty of Tirana University, while during 2013-2017 he served as a Parliamentary Member and Deputy Chair of Media and Education Committee of the Albanian Assembly.
Mr. Peza’s professional contributions has been recognized with various prizes and titles throughout his distinguished media career. He has published countless articles and also the novels: Enveriada, Sarah and the June 23rd Diary book.
In June 13th, 2023 Alfred Peza was voted and elected unanimously by the nine members of the Directing Council as the new Director General of RTSH (Albanian Radio Television).



Dr. Christopher Nehring is a specialist in Eastern European history and intelligence, having received a PhD from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Dr. Nehring has held lectureships and fellowships at Sofia University and the University of Potsdam. He is currently a guest lecturer and fellow on Disinformation at the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Media Programme South East Europe and contributes regularly to Deutsche Welle.



Director, Media Programme for South East Europe Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
Christoph Plate is Director of the Media Programme for South East Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, based in Sofia, Bulgaria. In the 1990s he worked as contributing Africa Correspondent for the German Newsmagazine “Der Spiegel”, based in Nairobi, Kenya, reporting the war in Somalia and the genocide in Rwanda. Thereafter he covered the Middle East for ten years as editor and reporter for the Sunday edition of “Neue Zuercher Zeitung” in Switzerland. Before joining the Foundation, he was the Deputy Editor-in-chief of “Schwaebische Zeitung”, a big regional newspaper in Southwestern Germany. For the past six years he was head of the Media Programme Sub-Sahara Africa, based in Johannesburg, South Africa.



Clemens Schöll is Journalism Programme Manager at Clean Energy Wire <https://www.cleanenergywire.org>. He is organizing study trips, conferences and different types of on- and offline trainings. Previously, he was organizing programs for journalists from and in Central, East and South-Eastern Europe in a programme of the Robert Bosch foundation. After that, he was organizing programmes to foster Civil Society cooperation with the countries of the Eastern Partnership, supported by the german federal Foreign Office. As a journalist, he worked for many different media outlets, including dpa, Stiftung Warentest and Thüringer Allgemeine.



Daria Grudić is a Distribution Manager in the Distribution Europe department at Deutsche Welle. Her main responsibilities include the distribution of DW content in the Benelux countries, along with the distribution of the German News Service project in Europe, with a special emphasis on the Balkan countries. Daria’s academic journey led her to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism in Zagreb, Croatia. She worked for 8 years as a journalist and editor across various media platforms in Croatia, spanning from online and radio to magazines. In 2015 she moved to the Netherlands to pursue a Master’s degree in Media Innovation. In 2021, Daria joined the Distribution Europe team at Deutsche Welle and moved to Germany



Edi Rama was born in Tirana, on July 4, 1964. He is married to Ms. Linda Rama and they have three children, Greg, Rea and Zaho. With a remarkably rich and diverse career path, Edi Rama counts his contribution in arts, sports and teaching, as a publicist and politician. He used to be a professor of painting at the Academy of Fine
Arts, a player of the national basketball team, and authored two books, namely, Refleksione (Reflections), together with Ardian Klosi, which was published immediately after the collapse of the dictatorship and Kurban, published in 2011. Additionally, Edi Rama has published two art books containing his works in collaboration with the distinguished artist Anri Sala. He has also been author and participant of many worldwide art exhibitions.

Edi Rama’s involvement in the public and political life of the country starts with the movement for democracy that led to the dismantling of the communist regime in Albania, with Rama being one of the most publicly outspoken members and a key leader of the students’ movement at the Academy of Fine Arts.

Following a hiatus of several years in which he left Albania to dedicate to the artistic life, although he remained a staunch critic in the press of the first post-communist government, Edi Rama entered politics in the capacity of the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, in 1998. During all his tenure he won the support and wide appreciation of the Albanian public opinion for his creative and efficient ways of promoting art and culture in Albania.

In 2000, Edi Rama ran for mayor of Tirana Municipality, with the support of the Socialist Party and marked a landslide victory against his rival. Upon taking over, he set off on a campaign aimed at transforming and
regenerating the capital city by restoring public spaces that were, until then, usurped by illegal buildings and increasing the green areas, while instilling a new spirit and vision in the administration of the Capital. Under Edi Rama’s leadership, Tirana Municipality turned into a modern European institution. His projects to introduce colour in public spaces, amongst the ruined facades of residential buildings of the communist era, the rehabilitation of Lana Riverbed, the increase of recreational parks and green areas in the city, as well as the
reconstruction of Tirana’s road network based on entirely new standards found international recognition, counting a series of awards, amongst which, World Mayor Award (2004) and European Hero Award by Time Magazine. Edi Rama was re-elected as Mayor of Tirana in 2003 and 2007 and led the Albanian Capital for 11 years.

In 2005, Edi Rama was elected Chair of the Socialist Party of Albania, leading this force through the difficult opposition years and into the overwhelming victory of 23 June 2013.

He is Prime Minister since 2013. He was elected as new Prime Minister by the Albanian Parliament on 12 September 2013. His party has won all elections since 2013. He is one of the initiators of Open Balkan, an
economic zone of the Western Balkans countries.



Fabio Turone is a science journalist based in Milan, where he is director of the Agency Zoe of science journalism and of the non-profit Center for Ethics in Science and Journalism (CESJ). He is currently work-package leader in the Frontiers project, part of the Science Journalism Initiative funded by the European Research Council, and member of the Association of ERC grantees.
Additionally, he is correspondent for Italy of *Research Professional News/*Research Europe, covering Research Policy, Higher Education and Research and Innovation. He contributed stories, analyses and editorials to Nature, Nature Middle East, Nature Italy, Medscape and Univadis, among others.
As president of the professional association Science Writers in Italy (SWIM) and member of the board of the European Federation for Science Journalism he contributed to organize the 11th World Conference of Science Journalists WCSJ2019 Lausanne (Switzerland) and chaired the European Conference of Science Journalism ECSJ2020 Trieste (Italy).
In 2016-2017 he was Research Fellow of the Knight Science Journalism Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge/Boston (USA). With CESJ, he has organized and coordinated many workshops for journalists and science journalists in Italy and abroad, including the Balkans, with funding from UNESCO and the European Commission



Fatjona Mejdini is the director of the South Eastern Europe Observatory of Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, a leading organization dedicated to analyzing issues related to criminality and corruption. At the same time, she actively engages as a journalist, contributing articles and analyses for the local and international media.
Before joining Global Initiative, she worked for Balkan Insight as a correspondent, reporting stories from Albania and other Balkan countries. She also co-established Investigative Journalism Lab, an initiative to develop quality journalism for Albanian young journalists.



Jure Tepina is a Slovenian journalist and editor-in-chief of the website 24ur.com. That is his main responsibility for the past six years. He has been working as a journalist for 27 years and has begun his journalistic career as a sports journalist at RTV Slovenia, working as a presenter and sports commentator. For the past 14 years, he has
been part of the newsroom of the commercial POPTV. In addition to leading the highest rated website in Slovenia, he is also in charge of covering breaking news and events. He has reported on terrorist attacks throughout Europe, he did multiple reporting tours to Afghanistan, Iraq, North Korea, Chechnya, and has just returned from Ukraine for the second time.



Dr. Jonila Godole teaches at the University of Tirana, Department of Journalism and Communication since 2005. Her academic research includes political communication, media systems and the role of the media in collective memory.

After the collapse of the communist regime in the early 1990s, she was one of the first female journalists in the free press, becoming known for her interviews with key political figures of the time. She first studied literature in Tirana, then political sciences and sociology at the J. W. Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, and later did her doctorate on journalism cultures in post-communist countries, which was published as a monograph “Albanian Journalism in Transition” (Papirus, 2014).

Since 2014, Godole is the executive director of IDMC – Institute for Media, Democracy and Culture (www.idmc.al), a partner institution of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Tirana, which that encourages the new generation to recognize the values ​​of democracy and to learn from the mistakes of the communist past in Albania.

Through her personal and professional commitment, Godole has succeeded in making the institute an indispensable body for the decommunization process in Albania.

In addition to numerous scientific articles and journalistic contributions, Godole is also a writer and translator from German classics such as Rainer M. Rilke, Heinrich von Kleist, Adalbert von Chamisso, Robert Musil, Arthur Schnitzler, Thomas Bernhard, Julia Franck, etc.

On December 16, 2019, Godole was awarded the Golden Medal for Services to the Republic of Austria by Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen.

On February 23, 2022, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier awarded Jonila Godole the “Federal Cross of Merit with Ribbon” for her work in the field of dealing with the communist past.



Hyrije Mehmeti is a teaching assistant at the Department of Journalism, University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”. She also serves as a PR & Communications Specialist for the Citizen Engagement Activity, a five-year partnership between USAID Kosovo and Kosovar Civil Society Foundation.

Ms. Mehmeti has been part of the media sector for 10 years now, of which for 8 years she worked at the Kosovo Law Institute, where she served in various positions, starting as a journalist and ending there as a responsible editor and manager of the “Media” program.

In 2018, she participated in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program, which made her grow even more professionally.

Ms. Mehmeti is also a KAS Kosovo Alumni and since 2019, she regularly participates in several events of KAS Media Programme South East Europe.



Mrs Plavšak worked as a Public relations and NGO advisor with high level political figures (Prime Minister, President of the Republic, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human rights). Through her work she has strived to provide high quality, efficient, responsive and responsible service for the citizens. She has been particularly devoted to the promotion of human rights and freedoms, often working hand in hand with engaged NGOs and media.

As the founder of an NGO Media Forum, Center for Public Communication, Ljubljana, she currently works towards further improvement of public communication and awareness raising, including innovative communication practices and alternative narratives in public and media spaces.
From 2015 to 2020 she held the post of the Director of Government Communication Office in Slovenia. Here she introduced structural changes and innovative practices to government communication, including crisis communication (mass migration 2015-2016, corona virus epidemic 2020). The main objective was to guarantee public access to information and new efficient forms of citizens engagement, including open, innovative, digital solutions.



Luca De Biase Journalist at Il Sole 24 Ore, La Svolta. Author and voice at Rai Radio 3. Adjunct Professor at the Universities of Pisa, Modena Reggio Emilia, Luiss. Recent books: “Il codice del futuro” (Sole 24 Ore 2023); “Eppur s’innova” (Luiss 2022), “Il lavoro del futuro” (Codice 2018). Media ecology director at Reimagine Europa. James Carey Award for Outstanding Media Ecology Journalism, 2016.



Dr. sci. Lejla Turčilo is a full time professor at the Department of Communication Science/ Journalism at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, where she teaches courses in Media Theory, TV Journalism, Online Journalism and Media and Politics at the undergraduate and master’s degree level and Creation of New Public by PR and Online Media at the Doctoral Study. She has published four authored books, six co-authored books, as well as one manual and five research publications. She has published more than forty scientific and professional papers in Bosnia and Herzegovina and abroad. She is the head of the Center for Lifelong Learning at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Sarajevo and the head of the Department of Communication Science/ Journalism. Her field of interest is online communication, intercultural communication, media literacy and media freedom.



Seasoned media expert with a strong background in investigative journalism and media communication. Bringing over 30 years of diversified media experience.

Key Qualifications

– Extensive 30+ years of media experience encompassing print, broadcast, and social media platforms.
– Regular appearances on TV talk shows and influential presence on various social media platforms.
– Accomplished trainer for journalists at the Albanian Media Institute, also serving as a respected university lecturer teaching “Investigative Journalism.”
– Founder, trainer and editor at the Journalism Investigative Lab at the Albanian Center for Quality Journalism (ACQJ) since 2016.
– Hosted the acclaimed political talk show “Perballe” on Albanian Public Television from 2016 to 2021.
– Served as the editor of the TV program “31 Minutes,” a collaborative effort by ACQJ and RTSH, from 2019 to 2021.

Professional Experience:

1. Founder, Trainer, and Editor
– Journalism Investigative Lab, Albanian Center for Quality Journalism (ACQJ) 2016 – Present
– Established, trained, and managed investigative journalism team, fostering excellence in media research and reporting.

2. Host

– “Perballe” Political Talk Show, Albanian Public Television RTSH from 2016 to 2021
– Conducted in-depth discussions on political matters, promoting informed public discourse.

3. Editor

– “31 Minutes” TV Program (Co-production of ACQJ and RTSH) – 2019 – 2021. ACQJ – A2CNN 2022-2023)
– Investigative Journalism Lab 2016- present
– Managed content creation and editing for a collaborative investigative TV program.


– Investigative Journalism
– Media Communication
– Communication Strategy Development
– Public Speaking
– Social Media Management
– Team Leadership and Training



Michelle Roverelli is Director of Member Relations and Communications at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

As part of the EBU’s senior leadership team, Michelle is responsible for Member and Institutional Relations, supporting EBU Members in 56 countries and championing the values and needs of public service media in Europe and beyond. Michelle also leads marketing, communications and events for the organization.

Rome native, Michelle joined the EBU in 2007 as a senior communications officer. She was appointed Head of Communications in 2011, and took over the responsibilities for marketing, branding and events in 2018 before being appointed Director.

Prior to joining the EBU, she held senior roles in two global public affairs and communications consultancies in Brussels and Geneva. She also has extensive experience with some of the most influential lobbies in Brussels.

Michelle is multi-lingual and graduated in Political Science from Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome; she also holds a Masters in EU Policy and Economics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles.



Milorad Ivanovic, Serbia, is the editor-in-chief of BIRN Serbia, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network. Previously, he was editor-in-chief of Newsweek Serbia magazine, deputy editor-in-chief and executive editor of the daily newspaper Blic and executive editor of Novi Magazin weekly. His articles have been published in newspapers such as El Mundo in Spain, The Mail on Sunday and The Sunday Times in England, The Washington Times and Der Standard in Austria. Ivanović has collaborated with journalists worldwide on transnational investigations, including SCOOP, SEEMO and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. In collaboration with the BBC World Trust Fund, he produced the documentary “Hidden Wounds” on post-traumatic stress disorder. He was an Internationale Journalisten-Programme’s (IJP) fellow at Süddeutsche Zeitung. Milorad is a member of ICIJ and one of the co-founders of EIC (European Investigative Collaboration).



Milka Tadić Mijović is a Montenegrin journalist, media executive and international human rights activist. She is one of the co-founders of the weekly Monitor, the first Montenegrin private and independent weekly magazine (September 1990). During the ‘90s, she was actively engaged in the anti-war movement.

She was the first journalist dismissed from job in Montenegro for articles critical of President Slobodan Milosevic’s nationalistic policies. Her wartime reports, analytical columns and radio and TV interviews, as well as investigative articles on organised crime and corruption in Montenegro and the region have been translated and published or quoted by leading international media.

She has received both numerous threats and journalistic excellence awards for articles exposing corruption and other government wrongdoings. Reporters without Borders included Mrs Tadic Mijovic in their first ever list of “100 Information Heroes” (https://rsf.org/en/hero/milka-tadic-mijovic).

She served on the Council of Europe Steering Committee on the Mass Media and as member of the Open Society Foundations Board in Montenegro and the Joint Commission on Media Policy of the Duke University & City of Vienna. She is a Courrier des Balcans Board member since 2010.

She holds a Master’s degree in political science and journalism from University of Montenegro, and a Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Belgrade.

Milka Tadic Mijovic is president and journalist of the Centre for Investigative Journalism of Montenegro since 2016. Her investigative reporting articles are primarily focused on topics related to human rights, high-level corruption, rule of law, freedom of media and destruction of nature.



Assist. Prof. Mariya Yurukova, PhD from the European Studies Department at Sofia University, is a media and policy analysis researcher. She holds a PhD in Media Policy and Law of the European Union. She is an expert in policies, legislative initiatives and soft law measures against harmful content online. The topic of her PhD dissertation is Disinformation online: counter-strategies in EU. She teaches courses in European Media Policy, Media analysis, Media research and projects, News production and Policies in EU at the undergraduate and master’s degree level students at Sofia University.
She is activist for media literacy and a trainer in different NGO projects in the field of countering disinformation and a supporter of the idea that EU efforts to create an adequate and disinformation-proof media ecosystem in the digital age are fundamental to Europe`s prosperity.





Nina Kodelja started her mandate at Central European Initiative (CEI) as Deputy Secretary General on 1 January 2019, where she focuses particularly on institutional affairs and CEI’s relations with international and regional organizations.
She is a diplomat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia and has broad experience in various foreign policy areas – both in multilateral affairs as well as in regional policies and cooperation. She has dealt with various aspects of EU affairs, among which the Slovene accession to the EU. She has cabinet experience as counsellor of the minister of foreign affairs and was posted to Slovene representations in Rome and Madrid. She also served at the European External Action Service (EEAS), dealing with foreign policy issues within the EEAS chair/presidency of the Political and Security Committee of the EU.
Before her assignment as CEI Deputy Secretary General, she was heading the Department for General and Institutional EU Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia, following key EU institutional issues such as preparation of European Councils, Brexit, negotiations of the next EU’s multiannual financial framework etc. Before this, she was Head of the Department for Emerging Challenges and Threats, in charge of global issues and threats such as climate change, terrorism and radicalisation etc.
She studied International Relations and Diplomacy at the University of Trieste.



Nikola Tulechki is a knowledge engineer at semantic technology company Ontotext and a data consultant at a Bulgarian fact-checking platform Factcheck.bg. He is also one of the founders of the Data for Good Association, which provides know-how and services related to data processing and analysis to the civil sector. Nikola holds a PhD in Toulouse (France) on the applications of automatic language processing of aviation incident reports. Nikola is interested in related open data, both from a structural point of view and from the perspective of their social significance. He also teaches Semantic Technologies at Sofia University and the New Bulgarian University.



Robert Šveb is general director of the Croatian national public broadcaster – Croatian Radiotelevision HRT. Robert’s background lies in the intersection of digital engineering and business management. He is C-suite creative industries executive and serial technopreneur with 25+ years of international experience in creating, delivering and managing the innovations, business transformations and deployment of new technologies. Robert started out as a software engineer and gradually moved into the world of international entrepreneurship. He is known for his management, engineering and business development knowledge while also having the uncanny ability to motivate and lead project teams and champion large-scale development and change management projects. He has managed and consulted in large corporations and is founder of multiple technology start-ups. Robert has held Director positions at Al Jazeera Media Network and HRT. He was also a Senior Partner in Marquis MP and the Founder and CTO of On-Air Systems, which was the first company to introduce IT-based automation systems for video and film applications. In 2021, he was appointed Director General of HRT.



Oliver Vujovic is a co-founder of the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) and since 2000 has been SEEMO Secretary General. Vujovic worked as a journalist and Balkan correspondent for the Austrian daily Die Presse between 1991 and 2000, and as a freelancer for different media in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the UK. He also worked in the marketing department of the German company Henkel. He graduated in economics and is currently working on a PhD at the University of Vienna. Vujovic started his professional work as a journalist for Radio Indeks 202 (Radio Belgrade) in Belgrade (1988) and worked from the founding for Radio B92 in Belgrade (1989). In 2000 and 2001, he served as Director of the Vienna Balkan publication Südosteuropäischer Dialog, and Director and Advisor of the Kulturzentrum in Vienna.

Vujovic is also a founder and Deputy Director of the South-East and Central Europe PR Organisation (SECEPRO) in Vienna and of the International Institute – International Media Center in Vienna. He is also co-founder and Deputy Director of the International Academy in Belgrade. He is author, co-editor, editor, and publisher of numerous books, magazines, publications, research articles, and research papers.
Oliver Vujovic was member of different boards.
Currently he is member of the ECPMF (Leipzig, Germany) Supervisory Board.



Dr. Sašo Ordanoski’s professional journalistic carrier spans over 40 years, with considerable experience in journalism, PR, and public communications both in national and international arena. He is a regular contributor to a number of local and international printed/electronic/digital media, as well as author of three books and a dozen of studies covering the field of his professional and research interest. He was managing director and editor-in-chief of the national public broadcaster Macedonian TV, managing director of the national commercial TV Alsat-M, founder and editor-in-chief of the Forum Magazine and Forum’s Center for Strategic Research and Documentation in Skopje. He plays a prominent role in SEE’s civil society sector. He teaches university courses of sociology, journalism, media and theory and practice of communication. He works as a consultant in the areas of media and communication for renowned international consulting companies.

Until 2022 he was Editor-in-Chief of the daily “Morning Briefing” program at slobodna.tv and was Media Director at the biggest publishing company Sloboden pecat in Skopje, North Macedonia.







Azra Husarić Omerović is a journalist of the Balkan Investigative Regional Reporting Network of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIRN BiH) and producer of the show Detektor Magazin. She graduated in journalism from
the University of Tuzla. Worked on local radio and radio of the state public service. She was engaged in activism in the field of human rights advocacy.

She is the co-author of a documentary film about journalism that premiered at the Sarajevo Film Festival in 2018.

She received UNICEF’s award for contribution to the promotion and protection of children’s rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the “Internet Work” category for her story on the challenges facing children with developmental difficulties and their parents in online classes during the current pandemic.

He currently works on the topics of war crimes, digital security, disinformation, as well as human rights



Jure Tepina is a Slovenian journalist and editor-in-chief of the website 24ur.com. That is his main responsibility for the past six years. He has been working as a journalist for 27 years and has begun his journalistic career as a sports journalist at RTV Slovenia, working as a presenter and sports commentator. For the past 14 years, he has
been part of the newsroom of the commercial POPTV. In addition to leading the highest rated website in Slovenia, he is also in charge of covering breaking news and events. He has reported on terrorist attacks throughout Europe, he did multiple reporting tours to Afghanistan, Iraq, North Korea, Chechnya, and has just returned from Ukraine for the second time.



Project manager, editor-in-chief and journalist. In journalism for more than 15 years, and in public organizations – since 2000;

Since 2017, I have been managing the Bureau of Journalistic Investigations “Detectives”.

Began recording war crimes / crimes against humanity in 2018 related to the Second World War.

Three documentary stories were published in the book “Being Human”. Won an international literary journalism competition with one of these stories. This project was implemented and financed by the German Foundation “Memory, Responsibility and Future”. (EVZ – www.stiftung-evz.de/)

In 2022 – I began to participate in an international project to document war crimes – TribunalforPutin (T4P – https://t4pua.org/de/).

As part of this project, together with human rights organizations from several European countries I began to collect evidence of crimes against humanity and human rights violations by the Russian military.

I worked together with the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, The Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, the network of “Memorial” organizations (inparticular, “Memoria lDeutschland” – www.igfm.de/), “Internationale Gesellschaft für Menschenrechte” ((IGFM – DeutscheSektion – https://www.igfm.de/), Czech organizations ” Peoplein Need”, “Gulag. CZ”, “PragueCivilSocietyCentre”.

I collected more than 80 facts of war crimes in Ukraine. Inparticular murders, shelling and bombing of civilian objects.

I am working on a joint project with the European School of Oncology. In this project, we focused on the narrow specialization of documenting war crimes against vulnerable population like children with disabilities and cancer patients.

We also record war crimes against doctors and hospital infrastructure:

Also, in May 2023, I prepared two series of the “People of War” project.

In 2022, I had a series of trainings for 100 students of higher educational institutions in Western Ukraine.

I am finishing a book – “Glaucoma girl. The horrors of the Russian war”.

I also work in an international journalistic team – with Moldovan specialists. We are carrying out a joint project – funded by Journalism fund Europe (Belgium – https://www.journalismfund.eu/journalists/taras-zozulinskyy). We are preparing a series of journalistic investigations – “Russian war crimes against ecology. The impact on the environment of neighboring European countries.”


Entered the Faculty of journalism – Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Master of Journalism;

Cooperation with: :

“Center for Investigative Journalism in Moldova”; “Agency for Journalistic Investigations” Informant”; TV Channels “1+1”, “2+2”,“ZIK”;Newspapers”Ekspres”, “Mirror of the Week”,”Ukrainian Week”.

International cooperation – grant projects (over 20):

European School of Oncology;People in Need;Professional Development Grants for Environmental Journalism; International Renaissance Foundation;Center for Eastern European Studies: Lithuanian Union of Journalists;Money Trail Grants;OPEN Media Hub (Thomson Foundation);Journalismfund Europe; USAID; Democratic Society East; Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU); Internews; DANIDA; Freedom House;Polish-Canadian programs for Democracy; Association of Polish Journalists; Project Association Investigative Journalists Denmark (SCOOP).

Professional awards (over 30):

Fetisov Journalism Awards (nominee); Media etc. 3.0 (special award); “The best publication in the framework of the project Counteraction to Disinformation in the Information Space of Ukraine, Armenia and Georgia” (third place); “Catch Fake” (first place); Hostwriter Pitch Prize (winner); One World Media Awards (nominee); European Press Prize (nominee); Ukrainian-Polish competition “Polish Journalists Association” (third place); “Police under control” (first place); “Honor of the profession (first place); “Reporters for Reporters – Eastern Partnership Journalistic Award” (nominee).

Speaker at trainings and seminars:
A series of trainings for Ukrainian students – journalistic investigations (2022); IJC19 (11th All-Ukrainian Conference of Investigative Journalists); MediaBarCamp (Lithuania);”Judicial reform in Ukraine: instruments of social control”;“S.T.O.P. Corruption: Supporting Transparency, Organizing Prevention”.




Aleksandra Bogdani is an investigative journalist and an editor for the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania. She has more than 20 years of experience as reporter and editor for several newsrooms in Albania.
During her career, Bogdani has covered court and crime issues, as well as corruption, organize crime, immigration and CVEs issues. She has been also engaged as a trainer and mentor for local journalists. Bogdani has been awarded with CEI-SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism in 2015 and “EU Investigative Journalism Award 2014”.



Graduated in International Relations and Diplomacy at the University of Trieste, Barbara Fabro is Senior Executive Officer at the Central European Initiative (CEI) – Executive Secretariat. She is responsible for the CEI activities and programmes in the fields of intercultural cooperation and media. She is the Focal Point for the
CEI Parliamentary Dimension. She runs the CEI partnership with the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) in the context of the annual South East Europe Media Forum and coordinates the CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Journalism.
Previously, she was in charge of communication and media relations and coordinated the CEI working groups/networks of experts in the fields of culture, education, minorities, media. As short-term observer, she participated in OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Missions.



Chair of the Supervisory board of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), journalist since 2001, worked for print and online media in the region of Pilsen (CZ), from 2021 for investigative website HlidaciPes.org. Co-founder and member of board of the Association of Regional Journalists. Co-founder and chair of the Jindřich Opper´s Journalists Club, which runs the regional startup magazine Apel-plzen.cz and organized a program for relocation of journalists in need from Eastern Europe. Vicechair of the Association of Online Publishers (AOV), which unites private independent media in Czech republic. On behalf of AOV she´s a board member of News Media Europe (NME), which represents more than 2,500 media outlets in 14 European countries.



Marina Constantinoiu studied journalism at Bucharest University and began her career as a journalist during her first semester of studies. With nearly 33 years of experience in the field, she has held various significant roles, including Head of the Foreign Desk, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Editor-in-Chief, and Project Coordinator. Her career has spanned across different media platforms, starting with public radio, national daily newspapers, press agencies, and online multimedia news websites.

In addition to her extensive professional background, Marina is actively involved in various media organizations. She serves as a board member of SEEMO (South East Europe Media Organization) and is a member of EJA (European Journalists Association) and CLEW (Clean Energy Wire Network). Marina has received two awards for investigative journalism and is an alumna of the Robert Bosch Foundation’s “Reporters in the Field” media program and the IJP (Internationale Journalisten Programme), the German-Central Eastern European Bursary program.
Furthermore, Marina shares her knowledge and expertise by teaching journalism at Bucharest University, specifically at the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication, where she works with MA students.