Marija Ristic

Marija Ristic is an investigative journalist, with a decade-long experience in war crimes reporting, open-source research and emerging technologies.

She is currently a manager at Amnesty International Crisis Evidence Lab, running Digital Verification Corps – a network that supports Amnesty International teams in human rights documentation and fact-finding. Evidence Lab brings together investigators, engineers, developers and others to pilot new and expanding tools such as artificial intelligence, remote sensing, weapons identification and big-data analytics. Before joining Amnesty, Marija was an executive director of Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, leading media non-profit in Southeast and Central Europe. For her work as a journalist, she received numerous awards, including the Reporters Without Borders Annual Press Freedom award.  She graduated from Geneva Academy for International Humanitarian Law, as previously held fellowship positions at Columbia University New York and Free University Berlin.