Vesna Peric Zimonjic is INPS Director, Southeastern Europe, comprising Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia.
Vesna has decades long experience in journalism, freelancing among others for the Inter Press Service since 1991, when wars of disintegration of former Yugoslavia kicked off. In 1999 she began contributing for the British daily The Independent. Both engagements covered major developments in the turbulent region.
She also reported from the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia (ICTY) for the BBC World Service, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Deutsche Welle Radio and TV in English, Radio France International as well as Radio Ireland and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Besides, she did weekly media monitoring for the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) under the regime of former leader Slobodan Milosevic. In February 1994, she organised the desk of the first independent news agency in Serbia, FoNet as the deputy editor in chief. Between 1976 and 1994 she worked at the national news agency Tanjug as the Foreign Desk editor and reporter at large.
Video footage recorded during Katsuhiro Asagiri’s stay in Belgrade from May 7-13, 2017: