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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Bojana Barlovac is a PhD candidate at Belgrade University’s Faculty of Political Science (Culture and Media Department). She is involved in a few media projects as a researcher, journalist or consultant. She has been working as associate editor for BIRN’s flagship website Balkan Insight since 2009. Furthermore, she serves as a lecturer at web journalism seminars for an association of Serbian journalists.
Bojana spent a year as a visiting scholar at the University of Tennessee in the US, where she focused on gender studies and the media. Previously, she worked as a news reporter for two of the largest media outlets in Serbia – TV B92 and Fox Television.
Bojan Vučićević graduated from journalism and media production at the Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade. Believes that honesty and awareness of the public interest are the first and the last terms of practicing journalism. Lives in Novi Sad, where together with a group of friends prepares a launching of an internet radio station dedicated to culture, education and ecology.
Borislav Vukojevic, senior teaching assistant at Faculty of Political Sciences in Banja Luka. His scientific interests are related to new media, mediatization, responsible journalism and public opinion. He published several scientific papers about political marketing, responsible journalism and media outlets in BiH.