Magda Munteanu

Magda Munteanu was born in 1978 in Bucharest, Romania. She has ten years’ experience as a journalist, mainly covering finance and the economy


She now works as senior journalist in the Romanian edition of the American magazine Business Week. She won the Young Journalist of the Year 2006 award for the Business & Finance section as well as the national award for the best business story in 2008.

For Magda, Balkan Fellowship was very challenging in terms of putting local developments, related to building of nuclear power plants in Balkan region, in the broader context of European energy policy. Expertise from other countries helped her to understand how the energy business really works and what the threats and opportunities in this area are.

Her research was supervised by Marian Chiriac, an editor of BIRN’s Balkan Insight publication.


13 May 2011 / 10:10

The Bear Game

Fellowship Portfolio

Nuclear Power: Curse or Opportunity?

Balkan states are gambling on the nuclear option as the best way to reduce the energy shortage but whether the risks pay off remains to be seen.

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?