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Dejan Oblak is teaching and research assistant at the Department of Journalism & Media Production, University of Zagreb. He is a PhD student at the Department of Information and Communication Sciences at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. His research interests are innovation in multimedia storytelling with emphasis on emerging formats such as infographics and animation in journalism. He has more then 10 years of experience working in the media and in education of students and media profesionals. He has provided multimedia and convergent journalism trainings and workshops in Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Albania working on OSCE and and Internews projects. He is also a freelance motion designer and video editor.

Twelve teams of three young journalists from at least two different countries from the Western Balkans worked over the course of eight weeks, with the support of experienced mentors, to produce regional stories focused on youth. This story was developed through the Media for All programme funded by the UK Government. The content gathered and views expressed are the sole responsibility of the authors.

Petra Kovacevic is a teaching and research assistant at the Department of Journalism & Media Production, University of Zagreb, and a team member on the research project "Journalism Research Lab", funded by the Croatian Science Foundation. She is a PhD student at Cardiff University's School of Journalism, Media & Culture where she studies solutions-focused journalism at the BBC. Her research interests include new journalistic practices, such as constructive journalism and solutions journalism, the culture of newsroom experiments, innovative and interactive journalistic storytelling techniques, journalistic content intended for young audiences, with a special focus on TV and video production. Petra teaches on modules related to television, video and multimedia production. She is also a freelance journalist and producer, and a certified mobile journalism trainer.

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Feđa Kulenović is an information and communication expert engaged in research and practice in the field of data science, information science, knowledge management and communication with a special focus on network communication and public presentation. He cooperates as a consultant with many government bodies, non-governmental organizations and the business sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but also in the region. A special focus of his work is on the use of web analytics and data in the media. He is a senior assistant at the Department of Information Sciences at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo in the field of information sciences.

Selma Boračić-Mršo, graduated from the Department of Journalism at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Sarajevo in 2008 and has been a professional journalist at Radio Free Europe until 2021. She worked as an editor of TV and radio shows, and wrote on daily basis for portals-stories, interviews and analysis. She is currently a freelance journalist, dealing with topics that bother most people in B&H.

Uroš Bogdanović is a radio and podcasting consultant with over 20 years of experience in multimedia and media affairs, and everyday content production. He is the author of a lot of content which you have certainly had the opportunity to hear and see on the Internet. Some of it has won awards. He has held all positions in the radio world - from presenter to program director of a national radio station and project manager aimed at making and organizing new radio stations. He collaborated with the best radio stations in the region. He has been actively involved in podcasting for the last six years, as a coach and a consultant.
Uroš is a well-known lecturer at media conferences across Europe, and the topics he likes to talk about (and what is even more important - they like to listen to him) are related to radio, podcasts and sales. The most famous, world-renowned conferences he spoke at were Radiodays Europe, Medientage and Tell a vision. He is the author of the advanced, ""storyselling"" sales technique ""Little green dragon"", which is used by many sales teams of large companies and the media.
He loves to eat. Various doughs in particular (burek and pizza, not pizza burek). You can find more on his website uros.rs.

Holds bachelor degree in Business and Auditing. During his career he focused on IT services, Customer support, Software as a service, SW deployment, business operations and profiled himself as senior executive with strong financial and business acumen. He was in charge and face of multiple projects, deployments and delivery with customers in area of Retails, Telco and Finance. With over 12 years of experience, he was engaged in small to medium size businesses, and with high focus on enterprises. He enjoys working in non-government sector, supporting entities in need.