Vladimir Bereanu

Vladimir Bereanu was born in Bucharest and is of mixed Bulgarian-Romanian origin. From December 22nd to December 24th, 1989, he has led the live broadcast for 48 hours of the Romanian Revolution for the Bulgarian National Television (BNT). Since 1990 he has worked as a journalist at the BNT. For 20 years, Vladimir Bereanu has worked as an editor and reporter of the investigation program “Private Case”. He has been a longtime correspondent of the BBC and CNN in Bulgaria and Romania. Also he is the author of 2 books and numerous documentaries on the BNT.

Dušan Daković

Dušan Daković has worked in the Yugoslav National News Agency Tanjug for more than 35 years. He started his journalist career there, and in the eighties worked as a permanent correspondent in Latin America. In October 2000, with the arrival of a democratic coalition to power in Yugoslavia, he was elected as the Editor-in-Chief of Tanjug. Currently Dušan Daković works as an economic and political analyst and as an author and editor of several publications with an emphasis on global and regional energy issues.

Anadin Hebib

Anadin Hebib, born and raised in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has been working for various international organizations in Sarajevo  for 24 years, including for NATO and EUFOR (European Union Military Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina) on defence reform and institution building, and also for various projects for OSCE, UN, World Bank, etc. He also teaches at a University in Sarajevo. His topics of interest are global governance, international organizations, geopolitics and international relations.

Nikolay Koev

Nikolay Koev has worked in the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency (BTA) for more than 30 years, in particular as a permanent special correspondent in all republics of the SFR Yugoslavia before and after its breakup, as well as the head of the department of the Balkan countries. He also worked as deputy editor-in-chief of the newspaper “Respublika”, “Duma” and “Zemlya”, and as the head of the press center of the Bulgarian Parliament. Today, Nikolay Koev, works as an analyst on the Balkan countries with a number of Bulgarian print media, television and radio channels.

Volodymyr Kopchak

Volodymyr Kopchak is the head of the South Caucasian Branch of the Center for Army Conversion, and Disarmament Studies (CACDS). He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the CACDS’ Analytical Bulletin “The Challenges and Risks”, and the secretary of the CACDS’ expert council. He was the head of defense and industrial projects of The CACDS, the deputy editor-in-chief of Defense Express “Arms Exports and the Defense Industry of Ukraine” magazine, the editor-in-chief of “The Accent. The National Security of Ukraine”. He is an author and co-author of a number of researches and articles on information security issues.

Martin Minkov

Martin Minkov is the Program Director of the Bulgarian National Radio /BNR/. He started his career in BNR in 1979 as a reporter and continued to work as an editor, anchorman of the information and overview programs, foreign policy commentator, editor-in-chief of the “Horizont” program, Deputy Director General of the BNR in 1997 and a longtime correspondent of the BNR in Skopje. He is a winner of creative awards of the BNR, the Union of the Bulgarian Journalists and the Award for a significant contribution to the Radio Journalism during the “Silver Wave” Festival in Albena in 2002.

Lyubcho Neshkov

Lyubcho Neshkov is a journalist and owner of the Bulgarian news agency BGNES. In 1994-1996 he worked at “Standart” Information Agency. Since the end of 1996 he has worked at Bulgarian National Television. For five years, Neshkov has been a military reporter and informed about the conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and the political situation in the Republic of Macedonia. He is the historian by education. He has lived for many years as a political emigrant under the protection of the United Nations in Western Europe.

Simeon Nikolov

Simeon Nikolov is the director of the Center for Strategic Studies in Security and International Relations, founder and editor-in-chief of the electronic edition for analyzes in the field of international relations and security “Експерт-БДД”, member of the Bulgarian Diplomatic Society. He is a long-time diplomat, the former Deputy Minister of Defense and worked as a chief expert on international security of the President. He is the author of numerous articles in the country and abroad and is also a contributor to international conferences.

Rauf Rajabov

Rauf Rajabov is the Editor-in-chief of “The 3rd View” think tank (Baku). He worked as the deputy Editor-in-chief of an Information-Analytical weekly journal “Observer”, the Editor of State TV and radio of Azerbaijan Republic, and the founder of a political weekly journal “Struggle”.
Rauf Rajabov is the author of about 700 analytical articles, researches and reports in the field of global, regional, energy, transport and information security, the Karabakh conflict, conflicts on the Eurasian space, a civil society and secular education in Azerbaijan.
He also participated in the Afghanistan and Karabakh conflicts.

Vassil Sotirov

Vassil Sotirov is an international journalist with an MA in journalism from Sofia University St.Kliment Ohridski. He has a Ph.D. degree in contemporary history from St Petersburg University, Russia. He has been research fellow at the Institute for historical research of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAN) and a visiting fellow on modern British history at St. Antony’s college – University of Oxford, Great Britain. Vassil Sotirov has worked for many years as foreign desk editor at 24 Hours Bulgarian daily and is now editor at the Main department International Information of the Bulgarian news agency (BTA). As a journalist he has covered many big international events, conflicts and processes in many countries and „hotspots“ all over the world. He is often commenting current international problems and events in different electronic media.

Stavros Tzimas

Stavros Tzimas is a Greek journalist, the deputy chairman and director of the Macedonian Directorate of the Athenian-Macedonian News Agency. He started his journalist career in 1980. Since then he has worked in the newspapers “Ta Nea” and “To Pontiki”, and in the Athens News Agency. Since 1996 he has been the head of the Thessaloniki office of “I Kathimerini” newspaper.

Boyko Vassilev

Boyko Vassilev is the anchorman and producer of the “Panorama” weekly observing telecast on the Bulgarian National Television. He is an author of documentary films, articles and analytical texts; has a doctorate in philosophy. Being the expert in the Balkan region, Boyko Vassilev is also a winner of the number of journalistic awards, including “The Personality of the Year in Central and Southeastern Europe in the Media” – Sarajevo, 2016.

George Visan

George Visan is a political analyst working with Romania Energy Center – an independent think tank based in Bucharest. His area of expertise includes both national and international politics.