Aleksandra Stankovic

Aleksandra Stankovic was born in 1973 in Pirot, Serbia. She graduated in 1997 in Arabic language and literature from the Faculty of philology at Belgrade University


She also speaks French, Turkish and English and has produced around 30 TV documentaries, mainly focusing on minority groups, social affairs, the environment and cultural heritage.

Aleksandra has extensive experience as a TV journalist and was editor-in-chief at TV Pirot. Since 2003 she has worked as south-eastern Serbia correspondent for the national TV station B92.

In 2008, Aleksandra was awarded with the second prize at the end of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence annual programme for the article “Dash of Wealth Dooms Wild Frontier”.

Aleksandra wrote about the controversies related to the development of infrastructural projects on Stara Planina Mountain, and found the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence provided her with an opportunity to get a broader perspective on the problem of natural resource preservation, which remains neglected in the region, despite widespread concern.

Her research was supervised by Mark R. Pullen, a British journalist and editor working in Serbia.

Fellowship Portfolio

Dash for Wealth Dooms Wild Serbia-Bulgaria Frontier

Plans to build a winter resort in the Stara Planina mountains between Serbia and Bulgaria could have dire consequences for this unspoiled resource.

The Alumni Network

What is the Alumni Network?

The Alumni Network is an ever-expanding group of journalists who have all participated in the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence.


Turkey and the Balkans

The re-emergence of Turkey as a growing economic, political and religious power in the Balkans is the subject of the latest Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence Alumni Initiative project.

Roma Decade

Twelve countries, including several Balkan states, have signed up to the European Roma Decade 2005-2015 initiative. Halfway through the decade, has any real progress been made?