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Gentiana Begolli Pustina

2021 Fellow

Journalist/editor, Radio Television of Kosovo / Ex Chair women of the Bord - Association of Journalist of Kosovo

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Gentiana Begolli Pustina served as the Chairwoman of the Kosovo Journalists Association, a non-governmental organization dedicated to improving the quality of open and ethical journalism in Kosovo. In this role, Gentiana attended numerous conferences in Kosovo and abroad focusing on the protection of journalists and the minimization of political inference in the media. While in Kosovo, Gentiana led several projects with international organizations such as the UNPD and OSCE focused on empowering the role of journalists in society. Gentiana is an active participant of the EU Women in Leadership Program and served as an expert consultant on the protection of journalists by the Council of Europe and the OSCE. She has well over 20-years of experience as a journalist at TV Dujagjini, Radio Television 21, and most recently RTK where she serves as a Senior Reporter and News Editor. Gentiana holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, and a Masters Degree in Journalism from the KIJAC Institute of Journalism and Communications in Pristina, Kosovo.