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Aleksandar Samardjiev
Date / place of birth: May 28, 1979 Tetovo, Macedonia
Address: ul. Jordan Zlatanovski 44/15, 1200 Tetov, Macedonia
Phone: ++38970348213
Work experience:
September 2013-present Correspondent journalist for Radio Free Europe on
Macedonian language and August 2012 present Project Manager at NGO Center for
improvement of public life Tetovo
June 2009-August 2013 Editor in chief local TV Kiss
July 2007-June 2009 Editor website TV Kiss
May 2004-June 2007: Reporter for local TV Kiss
July 2001 - May 2004: Student internship as a journalist-reporter local TV Kiss
1999 - 2004 Journalists studies at the Faculty of Law at the University of St. Cyril
and Methodius University in Skopje.
Knowledge of languages:
Macedonian language (mother tongue);
English, passed the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) overall
score 6.5
Serbo-Croatian language (near native)
Bulgarian language (near native)
Albanian language (basic understanding)
Computer skills:
-Windows, MS Office, Internet, Content Management System, Open Office, Video
editing, Photo editing, Audio editing
Special foreign media reports and publications:
2013 Documentary-Eyes of Sara Mountain
9th May 2010 Lesson from Greece: Don't spend more than you make Pittsburgh
Tribune Review, United States of America;
19th April 2010 In Macedonia images of loved ones helps to turn back the clock
Pittsburgh Tribune Review, United States of America;
2007 Documentary-Third Half
2007 Documentary Memorial volleyball legend Branko Chajka
2006 documentary Germans living in Macedonia

Training and courses:

August 2011 - Training for investigative journalism, organized by the Balkan
Investigative Reporting Network, Opatija Croatia.
March 28, 2011 the United Nations Training Programme - Strengthening inter-ethnic
dialogue and understanding diversity workshop and reporting.
25 March 2011 Training: Dialog between religions, training for journalists, organized
by the Konrad Adenauer Shifting and the Institute for Democracy Societas Civilis.
28-30 May 2010 Training: Discrimination and media, organized by the Foundation
Open Society Institute Macedonia (FOSIM)
May-June 2007 International journalism training-Internet for journalists-Radio
Netherlands Training Centre in Hilversum, Netherlands.
November 29-December 5, 2008 Training: Norwegian educational experience,
Nansen Dialogue Centre Lillehammer, Norway
September 2006 - April 2007 Training: Media and public administration to increase
transparency in Macedonia, organized by the Macedonian Institute for Media and
the BBC World Trust.
15 March 2005-15 April 2005 International program for journalists: Network for
Tolerance in Journalism and Professional Development at New York University - New
York, USA.
October 4, 2005 Training: Decentralization results projections, organized by the
Macedonian Institute for Media.
May 15, 2005 Training: The relationship between NGOs and local government,
organized by the European Centre for Minority Issues.
28/29.01.2005 Training: Customs Administration of Macedonia and the EU,
organized by the Macedonian Customs Administration.
7 to 11 June 2004 International Course: "Reportage TV" Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
organized by Deutsche Welle Center for Media Training and Development Center in
Sofia, Bulgaria
6/7.12.2003 Training: The phenomenon of human trafficking, organized by the
Center for Media activity Skopje.
13.12.2003 Training: Journalism reporting on the activities of the Red Cross, Red
Cross of Macedonia
March-May 2002 Student Training "Modernistic and professional methods in
journalism" maintained by the Macedonian Institute for Media and supported by the
European Agency for Reconstruction.October 2002 - Training for the production of
TV magazine "Kontrafor", organized by the Macedonian Institute for Media.