Aleksandar Trifunović 

Aleksandar Trifunović
 

Aleksandar Trifunović (1970, Kikinda, Yugoslavia) is a journalist, media and peace activist. He is a Director of the Center for Informational Decontamination of Youth (CID) and editor- in- chief of Buka Media Project. Founded in 2000, CID is a civil society organization that produces Buka Media Project, which includes a TV talk show, a magazine and one of the most popular political web portals in Bosnia and Herzegovina (www.6yka.com). TV talk show Buka, hosted and edited by Trifunović, is one of the most influential political programs in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Due to his investigative reporting, Trifunović received threats, lived under police protection, and has been frequently sued by politicians. In 2001 he was under the journalist protection programme of the Committee for Protection of Journalists (CPJ, based in New York)

For more than fifteen years, Trifunović has been implementing projects that address hate speech, peaceful conflict resolution, war crimes, dialogue and media freedom, and edited diverse publications focusing on the post-war reconciliation.

He studied law at the University of Banja Luka and University of Novi Sad, and was a recipient of the Marshall Memorial Fellowship of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.