Besar Likmeta

Has been the country editor for BIRN Albania since 2007, and serves as the editor in chief of its award-winning publication Reporter.al. He started his career reporting for the Florida Times Union in Jacksonville, Florida. He has been Albania correspondent for Balkan Insight and has also contributed stories to various publications including, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Global Post, Transitions Online and Foreign Policy. In 2009 he received the CEI/SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism and in 2010 was runner up to the Global Shining Light Award. Likmeta studied philosophy at the University of North Florida.