Mirsad Bajtarevic

Mirsad Bajtarevic was born in 1969 in Kranj, Slovenia. He is an award-winning journalist with more than 15 years of professional experience


He works in Radio Bosnia and Herzegovina as a reporter and editor of the morning news. In 2008 his radio feature won the first prize at the national competition.

In 2008 Mirsad was awarded with the third prize at the end of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence annual programme for the article “Winds of Change Blow Past Bosnia”.

Mirsad was motivated to apply for the Balkan Fellowship to improve his skills as a professional reporter and writer, but also to foster understanding of wind energy and its benefits in his country. He says travel and research are the best parts of journalism, and that’s why he enjoyed being part of this programme.

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

Fellowship Portfolio

Winds of Change Blow Past Bosnia

While Western Europe increasingly embraces alternative energy, Balkan states are ignoring the potential gains.

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?