Gordana Knezevic, the Director of RFE/RL's Balkan Service, came to RFE/RL in 2008 after working as an online editor with Reuters News Agency in Canada and regularly contributing to the Toronto Star and CBC Radio. Before relocating to Canada, Knezevic lived in Bosnia, where she was the Deputy Editor of Oslobodjenje, the internationally recognized Sarajevo-based daily paper that never stopped publishing during the Bosnian War. For her work there, Knezevic 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.