Yana Buhrer Tavanier is a freelance journalist and a human rights activist based in Sofia, Bulgaria. Previously she was editor of weekly Capital, and worked as a journalist for Tema magazine and daily Dnevnik.
Sabina Niksic is a journalist from Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, who has worked for the France Press Agency since 2001
Nela Lazarevic, from Herceg-Novi, Montenegro, is currently working as a freelance journalist. Her previous experience includes cooperation with various national media outlets from Montenegro, from the region and abroad
Momir Turudic from Belgrade, Serbia, is a journalist with several prestigious awards for covering Roma issues. He currently works as a journalist for Serbian weekly Vreme
Marius Cosmeanu is an award-winning journalist and sociologist from Bucharest, Romania, currently working as editor-in-chief of the weekly Corso
Maja Hrgovic from Zagreb, Croatia, currently works for daily newspaper Novi list as a journalist in the culture section
Boris Georgievski from Skopje, Macedonia, is a political journalist currently working for Deutsche Welle Radio
Barbara Matejcic from Zagreb, Croatia, is a freelance journalist specialising in social issues
Arjan Konomi from Tirana, Albania, is a member of the editorial management team of the Shqip magazine
Adrian Mogoș is a freelancer and a member of the Romanian Center for Investigative Journalism and International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
The collapse of the Iron Curtain in 1989 triggered a frenzied phase of nation-building in Eastern Europe, while some Balkan nations embarked on armed conflicts aimed at strengthening national, religious and cultural identities.