Aleksandar Manasiev reports on crime and the judiciary in Macedonia and nearby countries.
He has received several commendations for his investigative work, and is currently employed by the daily newspaper, Dnevnik. His fellowship story looks into the world of "ultras" in Macedonia - the groups of tough young men who support the local football teams.
Hooligans in Macedonia stoke the embers of ethnic strife, and – like their Serbian counterparts – often escape punishment.
In a haze of fireworks, smoke and rain, the fans rushed onto the pitch to celebrate the goal that would clinch the league title for Vardar Skopje. Ordinarily, a pitch invasion would have cost their team penalty points – but on the last night of the season, Vardar’s fans had nothing to fear. The stadium echoed to triumphant chants. I joined the fans on the pitch and soon found myself among the players, all swept up in the moment.