Sabina Niksic

Sabina Niksic is a journalist from Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, who has worked for the France Press Agency since 2001


Her previous experience includes working with Associated Press Television, RTV Bosnia and Herzegovina and BH Press News Agency. Sabina was also the producer of several documentaries.

Sabina researched the new generation of Bosnian Muslims who are identifying themselves with Islam. Some observers consider them to be a unique community of culturally European yet progressively Muslim people, providing a bridge between East and West, whilst others warn that they may be a ‘ticking time bomb’ – a community of young, newly religious people facing economic and political instability amidst foreign influences attempting to steer them towards radicalism.

Her investigation took her to Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Sandzak region of Serbia and to Austria.

Sabina's research was supervised by Srecko Latal, an editor from Bosnia and Herzegovina and a BIRN associate.

Fellowship Portfolio

Bosnian Muslims: Threat or Opportunity?

With their European culture and Islamic faith, Bosnian Muslims want to act as a bridge between East and West but instead feel rejected.

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?