Darko Duridanski

Darko Duridanski was born in 1982 in Skopje, Macedonia. He is currently working in the foreign politics department of the Macedonian daily, Vest


He has several years’ experience in foreign news and has interviewed numerous important figures in that field.

For Darko, the Fellowship was a chance to work thoroughly on a story which might offer an answer to social and political dilemmas that confront the Balkan region. He examined the influence which declaration of Kosovo independence has on similar movements throughout the Europe, and says this programme provided him with an opportunity to be fully-supported while conducting international journalistic research.

His research was supervised by Ana Petruseva, an editor of BIRN’s Balkan Insight publication.

Fellowship Portfolio

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The Alumni Network

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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

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Roma Decade

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