Gordana Knezevic is the Director of RFE/RL’s Balkan Service. Before coming to RFE/RL in January 2008, Gordana worked as an online editor with Reuters News Agency in Canada, regularly contributing to the Toronto Star and CBC Radio while there. Before relocating to Canada, Gordana lived in Bosnia, where she was the Deputy Editor of Oslobodjenje, the internationally recognized Sarajevo-based daily paper—which never stopped publishing during the Bosnian War. For her work there, she was honored in 1992 with the Courage in Journalism award from the Washington-based International Women’s Media Foundation. Gordana was an elected member of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression Board of Directors.
MA in Philosophy, University of Sarajevo
Gordana's writing has appeared on the Reuter’s wire, and in such publications as the Toronto Star, the Journal of the Turkish Weekly, and the Bosnia Report. While living in Toronto, she was a frequent radio guest on the CBC, and she is often invited to speak about her experiences in Sarajevo at international conferences.