Our Team and Contact14. November 2011 - 14:14 — superowpsee
Owpsee consists of a team of committed professionals and civil society activists, it functions as an horizontal organization, where legal roles are appointed in a functional logic. All decision relevant to the organizational and strategical management are discussed together.
valentina (hvale) pellizzer, overall management and leadership - valentina.pellizzer(at)oneworldsee.org - activist, feminist, migrant, queer, writer/blogger from April 2006 executive directress of owpsee. In 1994 went to Croatia, Rijeka to manage a relief project in collaboration with local women organizations supporting displaced and refugee people. This experience was a turning point and I remained in Western Balkans coordinating relief programs and, later on, development programs in Croatia, Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Bosnia Herzegovina; where I live since September 1999. Second turn 2003, leaving international development world and move toward a local innovative experience that is today the owpsee platform. In the last nine years my passions: politics, active resistance and the internet have guided me to build up my knowledge and practices around the intersection of women/gender(s) and ICT; ICT advocacy/policy and social research.
As an active users and advocate of FLOSS and the Commons I initiated the practitioner network of Digital Story Telling (DST) for transformation in SEE, and facilitate DST in Italy and Pakistan; contribute to develop, localize and implement media and ict trainings on citizen/advocacy journalism, diversity reporting, online safety. Author of Global Information Society Watch (2007-11) and European Social Watch (2009-10) BiH Country reports.
In my spare time I like to study and in this way accomplished several courses on Internet Law program (2004); Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM) 2008; Multistakeholder Diplomacy (2009), ICT policy, Internet Governance, e-Voting and e-Participation (Diplo Foundation 2010-11), eLeadership, eInclusion 2010. As member of Zena Zenama (BiH) I coordinated and mentoring the Women's study Course 2010-11. Currently serving pro bono as vice-chair at the global civil society organization and network Association for Progressive Communication, and Akcija Gradjana a BiH based grassroot organization. Future: EngageMind(s), zenskaposla.ba, online feminist-queer studies, my twins, my partner, my family, my friends and myself!
valida hromadžić, finance and administration - valida.hromadzic(at)oneworldsee.org
dejan georgievski, information and knowledge - dejan.georgievski(at)oneworldsee.org Born in 1971. Formative years spent in his home-town of Sveti Nikole, where he completed elementary and secondary education. His pursuit of rock and sports stardom failed miserably. Earned a degree in English Language and Literature instead. Soaked in the idea of global revolution from the earliest age, but later revised his position slightly and became democratic socialist. Worked for the imperialist powers for a number of years, but escaped that predicament successfully, and moved to the less lucrative but more satisfying life in the civic journalism sector. Likes American bands and kung fu films. Can be seen zooming around Skopje and Sveti Nikole on his bicycle, or zooming in his car around the Balkans. Lived in Sarajevo for couple of years. Lives and works in Skopje, but would move again, provided there is sufficient reason and room for his guitars.
sejla dizdarević, new media and communication - sejla.dizdarevic(at)oneworldsee.org According to solar time, I am born in April 1977. To me, that often feels different, sometimes it feels like more time has passed since, sometimes less. The former more often. I have started working as radio reporter in Sarajevo in 1993, and stayed on radio until 2003. Then, looking for better life, I have worked for various international organisations, and I have discovered „what I want to be when I grow up“ only some five years ago. Work circumstances led my to learn basic skills of graphic design, and today I make my living with it and I like that. Besides design, I am professionally interested in the Internet too, as a media and as a marketing tool. In my work with owpsee, I have come to know many great people who fight for their issues and beliefs, and this is big decontamination experience for me often inspiring. On my free time, I can watch Star Trek episodes and many other SF series „'till the end of time“, I also like to spend my time in nature, with my friends, and as of recently, what I like the most is spending time with my nephew. My ultimate dream is to move to Australia, or at least to Korcula (and have my own garden, olive trees, little vineyard, boat...).
denis kajić, content and networking - denis.kajic(at)oneworldsee.org In spite of his strong personal conviction that time doesn’t exist, there are official documents claim that he was born on March 14, 1974, in Mostar.
He was a 2nd-grader when teacher Zejna said of him – “strong poisons are kept in small vials”. He held a persistent grudge with the education system until the very end of his own inglorious education. He turned into a punk-rocker at 14 (complete with a Mohawk :)), a moment he considers a turning point of his development as a person.
Antiauthoritarian. The war experience turned him into a deserter and convinced anti-militarist. After the war, he spent several years in Sardinia (Italy) where he worked in green-houses (in the winter) and hotels (in the summer). Ir was in Italy that he got introduced to the theory and practice of anarchism which he promptly accepted as his own political worldview. At the end of the 1990s, returned to Mostar and joined the local social initiatives (Škart Art, Mifoc, Conscientious Objection Campaign, Abrašević, etc.) and participated in anarchist initiatives in the Balkans. The money he saved in Italy was just enough for a used Renault 5 and a computer. He got on the web and soon enough got “hooked” by the internet. He is known to say on the matter: “I love my computer because that is where all my friends live”. Works Linux, thanks for asking. He spends eight to ten hours a day in front of a computer, on average. He writes, works and spreads the propaganda. When not sitting on the computer, he is surely cooking or meditating. In summer months, he grows vegetables – organic, of course - on his plot of land. He is involved in a happy monogamous relationship. If you thing something was omitted here, feel free to attach any of the classic stereotypes related to this type of person and you can’t miss. Lives and works in Sarajevo. He would like to live and work in Istria.
emiljan dyrmishi, content and networking - emiljan.dyrmishi(at)oneworldsee.org The youngest at oneworldsee.org team. I was born on 13th September 1989 in a small southern city of Albania,Permet. In 2009 finished the Technical Economical High School as Tourist Agent and on July 2012 I will get my Bachelor of Law Degree. As passionate of the internet, during the years following one of my hobbies, reading online paper based encyclopedias I have won in several Tv Show Quizzes dealing with general knowledgements. Off line, several training courses, study conferences contributed to increase my knowledge on human rights, development of democracy, civil rights, justice and laws, youth participation and youth policy,etc. Since 2011 I am active at Eunacal Institute (www.eunacal.org) as Web 2.0 Coordinator of Deliberation Students Club and in August started to work at Oneworldsee.org. Partnership combined my advanced knowledge of hardware & software particularly multimedia programs, internet search, remote and online communication has helped me to become the communication and the network hub for oneworldsee.org albanian language edition.
leila šeper, TakeBackTheTech campaign and networking - leila.seper(at)oneworldsee.org
vladimir vasic, technical development and maintenance - vladimir.vasic(at)oneworldsee.org
Associate and Collaborators
predrag voštinić, information and knowledge - predrag.vostinic(at)oneworldsee.org at owpsee since its very beginning is the core of training curriculum developement and knowledge transfer of the organization thanks to his extensive media background (radio B92 – Belgrade, ANEM...), and web related activities that dates since internet early days. Media trainer with more than 11 years of experience, as well as expert on media reporting and presenting, has external communication and PR as his second priority.
Council's of Europe expert in Media diversity. Key speaker in many conferences, communication consultancy in many profit and non-profit institutions, internet, media and human rights cross-referencing issues (OSCE, Eurocities - Wienna, Media Diversity Institute – London etc).
vildana muslic, coordinator at Youth Center Ilovaca vildana.muslic(at)oneworldsee.org My name is Vila, and I am as good as a Fairy Queen (Vila is BHS for Fairy)... I was born on Alidžun (the turn of summer in local tradition), on August 9, 1988. As far as the usual formalities are concerned, I went through elementary school as a quiet and well-behaved child, and was straight A student at the nursing school. I study law and hopefully, should graduate pretty soon... I have been a conservative for the most of my life. At the moment, I am slightly more liberal, some would say “ran out of luck”... PROUD TO BE A MUSLIM GIRL!!!
I am rather smart, communicative, sociable, and I don’t worry what others thing of me and my actions. The typical choleric, one could say... I work at the Yout Centre, a work with children, I am President of the local Youth Association, sit on a number of boards, etc... Now, for something of utmost importance: I am very much IN LOVE now!!! Just one more thing - LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED!!!
luan ibraj - luan.ibraj(at)oneworldsee.org
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