Azra Nuhefendić 

Azra Nuhefendić

Azra Nuhefendić (1952, Prozor, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia) is an award-winning Bosnian journalist, whose career stretches for over four decades: two decades in former Yugoslavia and two decades in Italy.

Since 1995, she has been living in Italy and publishing articles, reportages and analysis on Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Italian media, such as Il Piccolo, l’ Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso, Nazione Indiana, Wal paper and Sud. She is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars addressing Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in 2011 she published a book of reportages: Le stele che stano giú (The Stars beneath).

In 2010, Nuhefendić obtained in Vienna the Writing for Central and Eastern Europe/Writing for CEE award (sponsored by APA and Bank Austria) for her story Il Treno (The train); in 2004 she received Dario d’ Angelo Prize as the best non-Italian journalist.

Prior to emigrating to Italy, Nuhefendić worked for the public broadcaster Radio and Television Belgrade. Her work was awarded on multiple occasions: special prize for the coverage of the Romanian uprising (1989), Reportage of the Year award for the stories on miners’ strike in Kosovo (1987) and Radio and Television Belgrade Annual Award for her investigation on financial scandals (1986).

Nuhefendić initiated her journalistic career in the Sarajevo daily Oslobodjenje. She has a degree in Psychology from the University of Sarajevo.