Maja Čakarić is a freelance journalist, based in Slovenia.

Maja studied comparative literature and literary theory but didn’t pursue a career in the field of literature. For more than 17 years she was involved in the media, first as the author of video contributions at the Vest.si portal and then mainly at the Delo media house.

She worked as a journalist for local pages and she was writing mostly feature stories and interviews. She was also a deputy editor and an editor of the Delo.si website, where she was involved in developing an online media project and managing social media platforms.

Maja wrote the book Ljubljanapolis, comprising 50 portraits of interesting personalities connected to Ljubljana in one way or another.

She has also collaborated with the group of journalists that oversaw the Panama Papers investigation, which won the Pulitzer Prize award in 2017.

In the last few years, Maja was especially keen on co-creating of the podcast Strašno Hudi (Totally Badass). The podcast is still evolving even after she left the Delo media house in July of 2018.

In late 2018, Maya joined the Oštro, Center for investigative journalism in the Adriatic region.

Basic information

Name
Maja Čakarić
Expertise
Balkans, politics, migration
Country
Slovenia
City
Ljubljana
Website

Supported projects

The bottleneck of the Balkan route

BIHAC - Western Bosnia and Herzegovina is a bottleneck for migrants and refugees who are fleeing across the Balkans. Many of them are caught en route to Northern or Western Europe on Slovenian territory, from where they are being systematically handed over to Croatian authorities in the last year. In Croatia, they are often exposed to police violence. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, where they finally end up, they are condemned to an interminable wait.

A migrant from Afghanistan in the camp Bira in Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina