Milorad Ivanovic

Milorad Ivanovic from Belgrade, Serbia, is the deputy editor in chief of national daily Blic, for which he previously served as foreign affairs editor


He has also worked as a correspondent for numerous foreign media and is a member of the regional committee of SCOOP, an investigative journalism project for Southeast Europe.

In 2007 Milorad was awarded with the second prize at the end of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence annual programme for the article “Rich States Poach Former Yugoslavia’s Sporting Talent”.

He looked at top sportsmen and women from the Balkans that are abandoning a career at home, and the lengths to which they go to access training and employment elsewhere in Europe.
His research was supervised by Aleksandar Vasovic, an editor of BIRN’s Balkan Insight publication.

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Fellowship Portfolio

Rich States Poach Former Yugoslavia’s Sporting Talent

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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

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