Selvije Bajrami

Selvije Bajrami began her journalism career in 2006 as a reporter with the Koha Ditore daily newspaper in Pristina where she covered justice issues.


While working with the Koha Ditore, Bajrami reported on various trials heard in first instance and appeal courts, and has also reported directly from Belgrade courts hearing cases against those charged of committing war crimes in Kosovo.

From 2009 to the end of 2010, she worked for the national daily newspaper the Express, where she focuses largely on covering the Constitutional Court of Kosovo.

She is currently a senior journalist at the daily Zëri newspaper and has, for the past year, been in charge of covering the key cases before the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo, EULEX, and the work of EULEX’s special prosecutors’ office.

Bajrami holds a first degree in journalism and is currently studying for a master degree in journalism at the Pristina Public University.

Her fellowship investigation focused on the work of EULEX. Bajrami examined how much EULEX has achieved, or failed to achieve, during its three-year presence in Kosovo. She considered this in the light of how its multi-million euro budget is spent.

She travelled to Brussels to interview key former and current EULEX officials.

Fellowship Portfolio

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The Rule of Law in Kosovo: Mission Impossible?

The EU’s rule-of-law mission in Kosovo is failing to prosecute key figures accused of corruption and organised crime because of political interference and fears that putting too much pressure on Pristina could spark inter-ethnic violence, say campaigners.

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?