Nidžara Ahmetašević was selected for the 2022 European Press Prize shortlist for ‘The world turned its back on Afghans a long time ago.’
Nidžara Ahmetašević is a journalist, editor and researcher from Sarajevo. She has been working in the media for over 20 years. Her work has been featured in various media in the Balkans, as well as The New Yorker, Al Jazeera English online, The Observer, The Independent on Sunday, the International Justice Tribune, The Guardian, etc. She was a speaker at TEDx Talk in Krakow, Poland, and Personal Democracy Forum 2017, Gdansk, Poland. Nidžara holds a PhD from the University of Graz, Austria. Her fields of interest are democratisation and media development in a post-conflict society, hate speech, transitional justice, media and political propaganda, human rights and migrations. She has received AHDA Columbia University Fellowship, Chevening Scholarship, Ron Brown Fellowship for Young Professionals, UNICEF Keizo Obuchi Award, Annanberg – Oxford Summer Media Policy Summer Institute, Fellowship. Since 2016, she is working as regional editor for the online magazine Kosovo 2.0.