Eleonora Veninova from Skopje, Macedonia, is a journalist for Sitel TV, a national channel. Additionally, she works for Cre8ive 8 Production, producing documentaries and short promotional clips for the British Council
She won the “Make a difference” award from UNICEF for one minute clip, presented in New York in 2005.
She wanted to show how the strict visa regimes facing Balkan countries like Macedonia serve only to discourage those who would travel and transport goods legitimately, while criminal elements find their way regardless.
Her research was supervised by Ana Petruseva, an editor of BIRN’s Balkan Insight publication.
As tight restrictions on travellers fail to stop illegal immigrants, the point of the visa system is being called into question.
The Alumni Network is an ever-expanding group of journalists who have all participated in the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence.
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.
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?