risteRiste Zmejkoski holds BA in political science from the University of Sts Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, Macedonia and currently he is an MA student in Media and Communications. As part of the BIRN office in Skopje he is working for the Project for investigative journalism and cooperation between the media and civil society, part of the USAID Program for strengthening the independent media in Macedonia.

Riste has strong professional experience in the civil sector as researcher and communication officer and trainer. His professional experience is based on several research and analytical projects. He is the author and co-author of various articles, analyses and policy briefs. His professional focus is on the fields of good governance, e-governance, media and communications, new media, mobility, migration and education.

Topic of presentation: Investigative journalism and cooperation between media and civil society

Organization: Balkan Investigative Reporting Network РBIRN