IMPRESSUM

NEWSROOM


Aladin Abdagić

Editor in chief

aladin@cin.ba
+387 33 560 058

Aladin Abdagić is editor-in-chief at CIN since March 2016. Abdagić has been with CIN since 2009. A Cazin native, his first experiences with journalism came at the local newspaper, Prezent. He has taken the IREX journalism education program and Media Center training programs in Sarajevo. He graduated from the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Sarajevo.

Mirjana Popović

Deputy Editor in Chief

mirjana@cin.ba
+387 33 560 051

Mirjana Popović is CIN’s Deputy Editor in Chief. Popović joined CIN in 2010. Previously, she worked for the Association of Independent Broadcasting Media (ANEM) in Serbia; the BBC’s Balkans branch; for the Belgrade-based weekly Vreme and for a number of regional radio stations in Serbia. She has been a recipient of a number of local and international awards and honors for investigative journalism. She holds a B.A. in Journalism from the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Belgrade and a master’s degree in democracy and human rights from the University of Sarajevo.

Mubarek Asani

Producer/Reporter

mubarek@cin.ba
+387 33 560 057

Mubarek Asani joined CIN in May 2007. He graduated from the High Journalism School of Mediaplan in 1999, specializing in broadcast journalism. He started working for Bosnia and Herzegovina Broadcasting Corporation (BHT) in 2004. He worked at BHT1 channel on news programs as well as for the channel’s “Euroimpuls” and “The Open Secret” documentary programs. During the 2005/2006 school year, Asani was a guest lecturer at Mediaplan Institute. Asani is a recipient of numerous honors as well as an award for outstanding merits in investigative journalism.

Renata Radić-Dragić

Reporter

renata@cin.ba
+387 33 560 060

Renata Radić-Dragić was one of the first hires when CIN began in 2004. She was editor in chief between July 2013 and March 2016. Radić-Dragić has been a journalist since 1996 and has reported for numerous media outlets: broadcasting stations (Radio Vitez, Slobodna Evropa, Boram, Deutsche Welle, TV Liberty); wire news agencies (ONASA, ALFA); daily and weekly newspapers (Večernje novine, Večernji list, Dnevni list, Nezavisne novine, Privrednik, Banka, Start) and online media outlets (IWPR, CAI). She holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Mostar and an M.A. in Marketing from the University of Sarajevo. Radić-Dragić has successfully completed a BBC course in broadcasting journalism.

Azhar Kalamujić

Reporter

azhar@cin.ba
+387 33 560 054

Azhar Kalamujić began his journalism career at the Sarajevo daily Oslobođenje. Later he reported for Voice of America and Radio France Internationale as well as for a Banja Luka magazine Reporter. He won Oslobodjenje’s in-house awards for 2000 and 2002 for stories on corruption in institutions and public companies in BiH, organized crime and custom frauds. Kalamujić joined CIN in 2007. He was the editor in chief from 2010 to July 2013. He won “Reporter of the Year” award from the BiH Association of Journalists in 2017 and an international award from Montenegrin foundation Duško Jovanović for best investigative reporting in 2019.

Nino Bilajac

Reporter

nino@cin.ba
+387 33 560 054

Nino Bilajac spent four years at the Sarajevo-based FACE TV, first as reporter and later as editor and producer. There he was also the producer and anchor for “Oznna” investigative programme focusing on corruption and crime in Bosnian society. From FACE TV Bilajac moved to N1 Adria broadcasting station to work as a reporter. He has been with CIN since April 2016. Bilajac is a recipient of a 2017 international award from European Media Organization for South East Europe (SEEMO) in “Young Professional Journalists” category. In the same year, he was shortlisted for the best young journalist award given out by the UK Thomson Foundation.

Sadeta Bajrović

Reporter

sadeta@cin.ba
+387 33 560 047

SSadeta Bajrović received her M.A. in Communicology at the University of Sarajevo in 2013. In Feb. 2014, she joined CIN’s team as an intern. In the same year, Bajrović and her fellow interns published their first investigative story that won two awards.

Jelena Jevtić

Reporter

jelena@cin.ba
+387 33 560 061

Jelena Jevtić has a journalism degree from the University of Banjaluka. She started journalism career at a Banja Luka daily “Nezavisne novine” in 2006 and later moved on to a Bijeljina broadcasting station “BN televizija”. She joined the CIN team in Feb. 2017.

Milena Mitrović

Reporter

milena@cin.ba
+387 33 560 062

Milena Mitrović holds a B.A. in Journalism and Communicology from the University of Belgrade. She was a fellow at Radio Free Europe’s “Jiri Dienstbier Journalism Fellowship” for aspiring young journalists in 2015 as well as at Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence in 2019. Prior to joining CIN in Oct. 2019, Mitrović worked at ATV, BN TV and N1 broadcasting stations.

Vedran Vojinović

Reporter

vedran@cin.ba
+387 33 560 055

Vedran Vojinović was born in 1987 in Sarajevo. He got a degree in English language and literature from the Sarajevo Faculty of Philosophy. He worked as a journalist for the FTV newsroom and various web portals. Vojinović joined CIN in January 2021.

Adna Serdarević

Reporter

adna@cin.ba
+387 33 560 044

Adna Serdarević is a Senior student at the Department of Communication at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Sarajevo. Since the beginning of 2021, she’s been doing an internship at CIN. She volunteered on several news portals, and completed the Mediacentar’s Journalism Program and Internship “Free Voices”.

Jasna Fetahović

Fact check/Reporter

jasna@cin.ba
+387 33 560 065

Jasna Fetahović joined CIN in March 2013. She has worked for the Sarajevo-based Oslobođenje newspaper and Dani weekly. She has won several awards for investigative journalism including “Reporter of the Year 2016” award given by the BiH Journalism Association. Fetahović attended a training organized by the Deutsche Welle Academie titled “Investigative Journalism and Ethical Standards”. She was a fellow at the US government-sponsored investigative journalism program with participants from all over the world.

Adna Zilić

Reporter

adnaz@cin.ba
+387 33 560 042

Adna Zilić holds a BA degree in journalism and a MA degree in communication science from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Sarajevo. She’s been working as a journalist for more than ten years. She worked in the newsroom „Vijesti u 7“ on Hayat television, on the Source.ba portal, and then on the Klix.ba portal as a journalist, deputy editor-in-chief, and finally as an executive editor-in-chief. She’s been working at CIN since February 2021.

Ibro Čavčić

Reporter

ibro@cin.ba
+387 33 560 051

Ibro Čavčić has been a member of the CIN team since February 2021. Before that, he worked for the information portal Klix.ba for four years. He worked for several electronic and print media. He graduated from the Department of Journalism at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Sarajevo in 2012.

Dženita Lutvić

Reporter

dzenita@cin.ba
+387 33 560 046

Dženita Lutvić joined CIN in February 2021. She has been a journalist since 2012, and has worked in the newsrooms of the information portal Klix.ba, the daily newspapers Dnevni Avaz and Faktor. She graduated from the Department of Journalism at the Faculty of Political Sciences.

Dženat Dreković

Photojournalist and cameraperson

dzenat@cin.ba

Dženat Dreković has been a CIN photographer since July 2015. He was born in Macedonia in 1979. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade and attended World Press Photo Masterclass in Berlin. In 2015, Dreković was a guest lecturer at Pacific University in Oregon, the US. He has worked as a photojournalist for dailies and weeklies (Blic, Dani, Gracija and others) and as a teaching assistant on the subjects of media and applied photography at the School of Technical Studies in Travnik and Kiseljak. Dreković is a member of the Association of the Applied Fine Artists of Bosnia and Herzegovina and a co-founder and an associate with the Center for Photography, Film and Multimedia in Sarajevo. He is the artistic director of the first Photo Gallery in Sarajevo — “Photo Gallery Jelićeva”.

Željko Todorović

Graphic Designer

zeljko@cin.ba
+387 33 560 053

Željko Todorović joined CIN in August 2018. He holds a B.A. in Graphic Design from the Academy of Fine Arts in Trebinje. A Sarajevo native, Todorović has won several awards on design competitions both in the country and the region and has participated in several collective exhibitions of visual and conceptual art.

Razija Šahinović

Proofreader

Razija Šahinović joined CIN’s team in September 2010. She proofreads all CIN content. Šahinović graduated at the Department for Literature of BiH Peoples and Bosnian Language at the School of Philosophy at the University of Sarajevo. She has been working as a high school professor at Visoko Grammar School for 16 years and there she also heads the young journalists’ club and promotes media literacy on the school’s social media platforms. She is also the editor of the school’s magazine “Gim”. She is a recipient of numerous awards and honors for authorship projects. Šahinović has done proofreading for The Open Society Fund, Analitika, OCCRP and numerous other legal and physical entities.

ADMINISTRATION


Leila Bičakčić

director

leila@cin.ba
+387 33 560 059

Leila Bičakčić is one of the founding members of the organization, which is modelled on US non-profit media agencies. Her remit includes financial and administrative management, donor collaboration, planning, designing and coordinating CIN-implemented projects, and reporting. A special focus of Leila’s work is on finding models of sustainable organization and new business models in the BiH context, the transition from traditional media to new digital models and the convergence of media content. A Sarajevo native, she studied basic physics and economics at the Sarajevo University.

Aleksandra Zelić

Financial manager

aleksandra@cin.ba
+387 33 560 067

Aleksandra Zelić joined CIN in 2012 and works as a financial manager and project assistant. A Sarajevo native, she has many years of experience in finances and project management cycles. Prior to CIN she worked as and administrative and financial staffer at the Canadian embassy in Sarajevo for nine years.

Damir Salihbašić

office manager

damir@cin.ba

Damir Salihbašić joined CIN in September 2018 as office manager. He was born in Doboj in 1980. He holds an engineering degree in agriculture and food production and has acquired extensive experience in office management in several private firms.