Mircea Dan Opris

Mircea Dan Opris is a Romanian investigative reporter and photographer for the national daily newspaper Jurnalul National


His has previously worked for many high-profile daily local and regional newspapers and TV stations.

Mircea’s 2010 fellowship project focused on child trafficking in eastern Europe and the Balkans. This issue is under-reported by local and international media and appears to be largely unacknowledged by child protection authorities.

In Romania, international adoption is forbidden but the illegal market in child trafficking appears to be thriving. He conducted field research in Romania, Serbia and Kosovo - as well a travelling to Belgium and Germany - for his project.

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?