valentina pellizzer

valentina pellizzer

Executive Directress

valentina (always with small capital letters, as an honour to bell hooks) is an activist, feminist, migrant, queer, writer/blogger. In 1994 went to Croatia, Rijeka to manage a relief project in collaboration with local women organizations supporting displaced and refugee people. This experience was a turning point and she remained in Western Balkans coordinating relief programs and, later on, development programs in Croatia, Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Bosnia Herzegovina.  In the last nine years her passions for politics, active resistance and the internet have guided her to build up knowledge and practices around the intersection of women/gender(s) and ICT; ICT advocacy/policy and social research. As an active users and advocate of FLOSS and the Commons, she initiated the practitioner network of Digital Story Telling (DST) for transformation in SEE, and facilitated DST in Italy and Pakistan; contributed to develop, localize and implement media and ICT trainings on citizen/advocacy journalism, diversity reporting, online safety. She is author of Global Information Society Watch (2007-11) and European Social Watch (2009-10) BiH Country reports. In her spare time she likes to study, so she took several courses on Internet Law program (2004); Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM) 2008; Multistakeholder Diplomacy (2009), ICT policy, Internet Governance, e-Voting and e-Participation (Diplo Foundation 2010-11), eLeadership, eInclusion 2010. As member of Zena Zenama (BiH) she coordinated and mentored the Women’s study Course 2010-11. Currently she is  pro-bono as vice-chair at Association for Progressive Communication. As of 2013, she is a board member of Association for Women’s Rights in Development AWID.

Dejan Georgievski

Dejan Georgievski

Senior Editor

Born in 1971. Formative years spent in his home-town of Sveti Nikole, where he completed elementary and secondary education. His pursuit of rock and sports stardom failed miserably. Earned a degree in English Language and Literature instead. Soaked in the idea of global revolution from the earliest age, but later revised his position slightly and became democratic socialist. Worked for the imperialist powers for a number of years, but escaped that predicament successfully, and moved to the less lucrative but more satisfying life in the civic journalism sector. Likes American bands and kung fu films. Can be seen zooming around Skopje and Sveti Nikole on his bicycle, or zooming in his car around the Balkans. Lived in Sarajevo for couple of years. Lives and works in Skopje, but would move again, provided there is sufficient reason and room for his guitars. Currently, he is president of Media Development Center in Macedonia.

 Our Associates

Pero Cigelj, IT support

Minela Kalem, Events and Logistics

Hana Kevilj, Design

Irena Omazić, Author

Arnel Sharan Šaran, Author

Denis Šparavalo, Design and Multimedia

Amila Topčagić, Trainer in the field of ICT, digital security and privacy

 

 

 

Who has worked with us?

Over the years, we have worked with some of the most creative, interesting and talented people from media, ICT sector, civil society, students, lawyers, artist and hereby we would like to thank them

Adanalić Elma, Ademi Edmond, Ajnadžić Mirza, Amiti Gjyulsime, Amiti Gyulsime, Andronik Filip, Ardita Ramizi, Bajbutović Zoja, Baljeta Azemina, Bečić Sabina, Bečić Sanjin, Bibanović Zoran, Bilić Darijan, Blaće Željko, Blagovčanin Srđan, Blerta Picari, Brkan Darko, Brkić Marko, Brkić Nermin, Bužo Sanjin, Čalkić Adnan, Čaušević Azra, Ćorović Adi, Ćorović Anastasija, Ćosić Elvira, Cutrupi Gilberto, Dedić Sabina, Dedić Samir, Delova Eleonora, Dizdarević Šejla, Dragić Renata, Dudić Selma, Dyrmishi Emiljan, Džaferagić Merim, Džano Anel, Fajković Vedran, Ferizović Emir, Ferizović Haris, Gabud Petar, Gluhić Hadžić Naida, Gojak Mirela, Gojak Sanela, Golub Igor, Grebo Lamija, Hadžihalilović Selma, Hadžiosmanović Zoran, Hajdarević Adnan, Hasić Minva, Herić Ajdin, Homarac Amer, Ibraj Luan, Ibrović Dženana, Ickova Eleonora, Isanović Elvir, Jandrić Robert, Janevski Damjan, Jovankin Aleksandra, Jovanović Jasmina, Jovanovic Ljupko, Kajić Denis, Karkelja Nejla, Kešetović Selma, Kozlo Mejra, Krešić Ivo, Kulenović Feđa,  Madacki Saša, Mahmutović Selma, Malesevic Melika, Međedović Dalida, Medunjanin Amira
Mešić Una, Mičić Tanja, Midžić Alma, Milutinović Marsela, Muhibić Sanela, Muslić Vildana, Mustajbegović Saida, Numanović Esma,  Obradović Hana, Olovčić Afan, Omeragić Jadranka, Oprhal Irma, Patalen Nikolina, Petrnijevic Marija, Petrusevska Jordanka, Pojskić Bakir, Popović Marija, Puhalo Srđan, Radetić Vesna, Radmilović Vladan, Redžić Neven, Redžović Sabina, Ristić Luka, Savić Aleksandar, Savić Marija, Šehić Maja, Šeper Alma, Šeper Leila, Šeta Azra, Ševo Ljiljana, Šiljak Zilka, Slater Dirk, Smiječanin Lejla, Šteta Belma, Stjepanovic Mladen, Stojanovkj Eleonora, Sućeska Samra, Tanković Adela, Tatić Alen, Telibečirević Alma, Tešić Ilija, Vasić Vladimir, Voštinić Predrag, Vučković Ivana, Vujić Slađan, Vuković Menil, Žabić Fikret, Zečević Ivana, Zečić Nedim