Cornelia Kästner

Journalist, Communication, Switzerland

Working as a journalist since 1999, with a Masters degree in Southern Slavonics (literature and cultural studies) and Journalism. Studied in Zagreb/ Croatia and Leipzig/ Germany, took part in summer universities in Kosovo and project work in Bosnia. Later Press Officer of the Festival of East European cinema.
Fluent in Croatian/ Serbian/ Bosnian, my focus lies on cultural and religious topics (but also following politics) in the Balkan peninsula.
Currently based in Geneva, Switzerland, working as comms officer for a humanitarian international NGO, but available for projects and to an extent assignments. Also training field staff in basic story telling.

german (native), English (professional), Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian (fluent), French (B1),
Country expertise
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cosovo, Croatia, Serbia
Print, Photo, Online, Translations, Training
Topic expertise
Policy, Social policy & Labor, History & Memory, Religion, Culture


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