Based in Zagreb Croatia, Barbara Matejčić is an award-wining freelance journalist, editor and researcher focused on social affairs and human rights. She writes regularly for Croatian and international print and online media, she produces audio documentaries and she collaborates regularly with international NGOs, investigative journalism networks and policymaking institutions.
She won an award for the best coverage of LGBT issues in the last decade in Croatia (2000-2010), she was the winner of the 2013 Krunoslav Sukic award for promotion of peace, non-violence and human rights and in 2014 she won an award as the best print journalist in 2013 in Croatia. She is the director of the 2012 documentary movie I am Nobody about asylum seekers. Her non-fictional book How are you about marginalised groups of people was published in December 2015 by the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
Barbara holds a degree in Croatian language and literature from the University of Zagreb.
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