Gordana Igric is BIRN's Regional Director. She began her career as a journalist in Belgrade in 1981.
Gordana reported from Bosnia and Kosovo during the wars that followed the dissolution of former Yugoslavia and returned there to research and document war crimes.
She has received several journalism awards such as the 1998 Overseas Press Club (USA) Award for Human Rights Reporting and a Human Rights Watch, HRW, award in the same year for her research into war crimes in Foca, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
She was Balkan project manager at the Institute of War and Peace Reporting, IWPR, from 1999 until August 2005 during which time IWPR's Balkan reporting received numerous press awards and media citations.
She is the founder of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, and currently serves as the Regional Network Director.