Barbara Matejcic

Barbara Matejcic from Zagreb, Croatia, is a freelance journalist specialising in social issues


Her previous experience includes journalistic and editorial positions in daily newspapers and periodicals. Barbara has been involved in numerous trainings and workshops about investigative journalism.

Barbara researched the phenomenon of mixed marriages in Vukovar, Croatia, and Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina, since those cities were scenes of multi-ethnic coexistence in the former Yugoslavia, but now have seen little success in achieving even elementary standards of functional coexistence. Her story took her to Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and The Netherlands.

Barbara's research was supervised by Srecko Latal, an editor from Bosnia and Herzegovina and BIRN associate.

News and Events

Fellowship Portfolio

Cruel Wars Cast Shadow Over Mixed Marriages

In the ethnically homogenised communities of Bosnia and Croatia, mixed marriages are stigmatised as a symbol of a discredited way of life.

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?