Marija Ristic

Marija Ristic is the editor-in-chief and CEO of the non-governmental organisation the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network.

Marija Ristic is an award-winning journalist, currently serving as the editor in chief and CEO of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, a network of seven non-governmental organizations promoting freedom of speech, human rights and democratic values in Southeast and Central Europe.

She started her career as a journalist covering war crimes in Serbia. Under her leadership, BIRN won numerous awards, including the European Press Prize and Press Freedom Award from Reporters Without Borders and expanded its coverage to Central and South Europe. Ristic is a graduate of the Geneva Academy for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and former fellow at the Free University Berlin and Columbia University New York.