Ljubica Grozdanovska-Dimiškovska holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communication Studies from the University “Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje. Currently, she is a Program and Development Director of the Foundation for Debate and Education, IDEA Southeast Europe.
Lavdim Hamidi has been covering news on the economy in Kosovo since 2002 and currently works as the Deputy Editor in Chief in daily newspaper “Zëri” in Prishtina. Lavdim was focused on public mismanagement money, involvement of government official into corruption and organized crime. For more than a decade, Hamidi published investigative stories on privatization process how this process was challenged from occupiers with powerful connections. He also investigated a lot of scandals related to high officials in government, public enterprises, private sector etc.
Lavdim has been honoured with several local and international awards for his journalistic work since 2008, including a first prize at the annual Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence program in Vienna, annual award for journalism in 2011 ‘Rexhai Surroi’ from the KOHA Media Group, the special award for investigative journalism in Kosovo, EU award for investigative journalism in Kosovo last year with the story for illegal migration, etc. Lavdim received his Master’s degree in International Economic Relations in 2012 in South Eastern European University in Macedonia.