Zvezdana Crnogorac

Zvezdana Crnogorac was born in 1973 in Belgrade, Serbia. She is a freelance journalist and producer, currently working at the British Embassy in Belgrade


She was engaged as a reporter, editor and producer on TV Station Studio B and in 2001 won the Nihon Shinbun Kyokai – Journalists of Europe Fellowship.

For Zvezdana, the Balkan Fellowship was a great chance to broaden her international experience and meet colleagues from all over the region, exchange ideas with them and be involved in a serious editorial programme. Her interest in social affairs prompted her to look at ways of utilizing music as energy which brings about social change in conservative societies.

Her research was supervised by Gordana Igric, editor of BIRN’s Balkan Insight publication.

Fellowship Portfolio

Tuning the Soul to Something Higher

From Austria to Serbia and Russia, alternative music has played a powerful role in challenging conservative societies.

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?