Bardhyl Jashari

Bardhyl Jashari is the director of Metamorphosis Foundation (Macedonia). His professional interests are mainly in the sphere of new technologies, media, civic activism, e-government and participation. Previously he worked as Information Program Coordinator of the Foundation Open Society – Macedonia. In both capacities, he has run national and international-scope projects, involving tight cooperation with other international organizations, governmental bodies, the business and the civic sector.

He is a member of the National Council for Information Society of Macedonia and National Expert for Macedonia of the UN World Summit Award. In the past he was a member of the Task Force for National Strategy for Information Society Development and served as a commissioner at the Agency for Electronic Communication (26.04.2005  -  06.10.2010).

Bardhyl holds a master degree at Paris 12 University-Faculty of Public Administration (France) and an Information System Designer Degree from University of Zagreb (Croatia).

Filip Stojanovski

He holds a BSc Degree  in  Computer  Science  from Graceland University  (USA) and Masters in e-business management from Université Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne (France).

Since 1995 he has been active  in  the Macedonian civil society through  volunteer  projects  in  the  area  of  consumer  protection  and  e-publishing,  and  through  professional involvement as an IT expert. He is also a contributor on information society topics to the traditional and new media in Macedonia.

His responsibilities within Metamorphosis Foundation include project coordination, research and PR. In 2005 served as a member of the Task Force for National Strategy for Information Society Development.

Elida Zylbeari

Elida Zylbeari holds a bachelor degree in Communication sciences. Enrolled in SEE University in Skopje, currently she is obtaining master’s degree on Diplomacy.

Works at Metamorphosis Foundation as project coordinator on projects related to freedom of speech and projects related to strengthening media in Macedonia.

Since February 2012 she is editor in chief of the informative portal www.portalb.mk. Also, from 2012 until 2014 she was the editor in chief of the Albanian version of the project Media Fact-Checking Service - http://verifikimiifakteve.mk/

Vladimir Petreski

Editor of the Macedonian Media Fact Checking Service (MFCS - proverkanafakti.mk).

He is a long-term journalist & editor. He has been part of Mlad Borec magazine, Demokratski Forum, Republika, Republika Mladost  (Republika Youth), MILS – Macedonian Information & Liaison Service (later renamed as MIC – Macedonian Information Centre).

In the last 5 years, prior to becoming MFSC editor – he was business editor at the Spic daily newspaper (2009-2011), and later on at Plusinfo (plusinfo.mk - 2011-2012), Libertas (libertas.mk – 2012) and NovaTV (novatv.mk – 2013) news web sites.

Marija Panchevska

She holds a degree in economics from the Faculty of Economy Finance Department, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. Her professional interests are mainly in the field of finance management and audit. She has worked in the area of public finances management, public sector accounting, IPA project monitoring as well as ISO standards implementation activities.

She joined the Metamorphosis Foundation’s team in July 2017 as a grant coordinator, and since April 2018, she has been occupying the financial manager position. Her responsibilities in the Metamorphosis Foundation include keeping track of expenses, preparation of financial reports for the projects as well as other ongoing activities related to Foundation’s functioning.

Zoran Andonovski

Journalist and editor of several dailies. Journalist, correspondent from Athens, editor in chief of Nova Makedonija daily (1982 – 1998 and 2008 – 2012), editor in chief of Vreme and editor of Nedelno Vreme (2004 – 2008), editor in chief of Dnevnik (2012 – 2014).

Public relations coordinator in USAID Decentralization Project in Macedonia (2001 – 2004) and public relations coordinator at the World Bank in Macedonia (1998 – 2001).

He holds a degree in English language and literature from the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje.

Founder and member of the board of Transparency International – Macedonia (2001 – 2006) and member of the board of Metamorphosis Foundation (2004 – 2006).

Violeta Gligoroska

More than 20 years of professional career and significant experience in journalism, production, public relations and media projects management.

She completed her formal education in the field of literature (undergraduate studies) at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje and has attended numerous training sessions, specialist studies in the areas of media management and communications in the country and abroad.

Previously, she worked at the Foundation Open Society – Macedonia as media projects coordinator. Her tasks and responsibility included: drafting annual and multiannual program strategies; project cycle management, leading grant schemes and operative and program activities; cooperation with media donors and media outlets; cooperation and coordination of joint projects with other media NGOs from the country and abroad.

Within Metamorphosis Foundation, she works as a media projects coordinator.

Goran Rizaov

Project coordinator at the Metamorphosis Foundation and a journalist based in Skopje with experience as a reporter for print and electronic media. He works mainly on Good governance projects, open data related projects and data analysis and visualizations.

Goran was a Professional Development Year fellow in 2011/2012 studying data journalism, precision journalism and online media at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ASU, Phoenix, Arizona. He holds a bachelor degree in journalism from the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. Goran was awarded the investigative journalism award "Nikola Mladenov" for 2015 in Macedonia.

Elena Stojanovska

She holds a master’s degree in communications and has extensive experience in the area of privacy protection. Between 2005 and 2014, she worked as an international cooperation and public relations advisor at the Directorate for Personal Data Protection, and since then she has been working as an analyst and a researcher in the field of personal data protection. Apart from the right of privacy, her fields of interest are media regulation and information and communication theories.

In 2016 she joined Metamorphosis Foundation as a grants coordinator in the USAID Civic Engagement Project. She is also an active contributor to projects closely related to protection of privacy as a human right.

Anita Milanovska

Anita obtained her bachelor's degree in Business Economics at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. Most of her working experience is within administration and finance, when working in international companies, as well as budgetary finance in education.

Her responsibilities as part of the Metamorphosis Foundation include paperwork, keeping record of expenses and preparation of financial project reports.


Elena Stojanova

She holds a degree in engineering from the St. Clement of Ohrid University – Bitola.

Became a part of Metamorphosis Foundation’s team in March 2018 as an administrative and financial assistant. She’s an active participant in Metamorphosis’ ongoing projects, administration and finance sections. Also, she contributes to other ongoing administrative activities related to Foundation’s functioning.

Previous work experience in insurance (general), first as an insurance agent, then she joined the public procurement procedures (drafting and delivering of financial offers, electronic auctions etc.) through the Electronic Public Procurement System at an insurance company in Macedonia.

Filip Neshkoski

Holds a BA in Mechanical Engineering from the Faculty for Mechanical Engineering in Skopje. 

His past work experience include web site and database development, and activities in quality control and ISO standards implementation.

His responsibilities in Metamorphosis are development and administration of web solutions, technical support of the Foundations Information System as well as support of several projects.

Goce Arsovski

He is a psychologist, researcher and project assistant at Metamorphosis Foundation.

Involved in all research activities of the Foundation, he applies his research background in marketing and data analytics to projects like ACTION SEE – Accountability, Technology and Institutional Openness Network in SEE, D.A.T.A. – Data Analytics for Transparency and Accountability, and many others.

Professional interest and involvement mainly in the field of methodology, statistics, research instruments, as well as opportunities for using new technologies in research.

Currently, he’s a postgraduate Policy Studies student at the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities in Skopje.

Dragan Kucirov

BA in bidirectional English-Macedonian interpretation and interpretation from French into Macedonian language and culture, Translation and Interpretation Department, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. Most of his experience has been gained by translating and localizing documents, publications, websites and platforms, interpreting at meetings, events and training sessions from English into Macedonian and vice versa.

At Metamorphosis Foundation, he translates and localizes web platforms, web content, print and online publications. Besides the ongoing translation activities, Dragan is also Global Voices Lingua Macedonian Translation Manager.

Valon Abdiu

Bachelor in information engineering, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University Skopje. He has an extensive experience (since 1999) of working with international organizations in Macedonia, including the OSCE Mission, as a project coordinator, senior administrative assistant and translator.

Between 2009 and 2011, he worked as an information assistant at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Tetovo University. At the same time, he was coordinator of the Erasmus exchange student program at this University.

He started his cooperation with Metamorphosis in 2009, and since 2011 he has been working as a translator of content published on websites of the respective projects. Since August 2017, he’s been coordinating the TechSoup projects for the region of Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo. He also coordinates the Meet and Code project, part of the EU Codeweek.

Marija Vasilevska

MA in finance and finance law, Iustinianus Primus Faculty of Law Skopje.

Within Metamorphosis Foundation, she’s a part of the USAID Civic Engagement Project team as monitoring and evaluation specialist. Her professional interests are in the area of evaluation and monitoring of educational institutions at European Union level in keeping with European standards and criteria that have been effective since 2005.

Previous work experience in the area of media as well as human rights and democracy related projects.

Emilija Gjorgjievska

She holds a degree in economics from the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje and master’s degree in business administration from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland. Previous work experiences include engagements in the field of trade union social policy and negotiating as well as finances and the business sector.

At Metamorphosis Foundation, she works as a grant administrator within the USAID Civic Engagement Project. Her activities embrace support and mentorship of grantees, monitoring and analysis of projects as well as implementation of the financial component of the program budgets.

Olivera Vojnovska

Political journalist with more than 25 years of experience. She started her journalistic career at Nova Makedonija daily, where she worked from 1993 to 1999, then continued working at Utrinski Vesnik from 1999 to 2011.

Lately, she has been working on projects related to professional and ethical standards in journalism as well as accountability and good governance. Between 2013 and 2015 she was writing reviews for the Media Fact Checking Service, and has been an editor of Truthmeter since 2015.

She holds a degree in civil engineering from the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje

Teofil Blazhevski

Editor and journalist at Metamorphosis Foundation, who has been working on Media Fact-Checking Service and Truthmeter media projects since 2015.

Blazhevski holds a degree in journalism, and has upgraded his formal education by attending a number of training sessions both in Macedonia and abroad.

He has 33 years of experience under his belt, with more than 27 years of professional experience as a reporter, editor and editor in chief (9 years) at numerous print and electronic media, including the new media as well.

Blazhevski is a member of Council of Media Ethics of Macedonia’s Press Complaints Commission since 2014, vice head of Independent Union of Journalists and Media Workers (SSNM) and member of Transparency International – Macedonia’s Steering Board

Sasho Spasoski

He joined Metamorphosis in March 2016 as a journalist at Truthmeter, and in January 2017 he also became a journalist at the Meta News Agency.

His almost uninterrupted journalistic career started in June 1996 at Dnevnik daily as a translator and journalist and an editor later on. After joining Vreme as a journalist and an editor, he became a part of the editorial team that formed Shpic daily, where he became an assistant and deputy of the editor and chief. After Shpic was shut down, he continued his career at Plusinfo news site.

Silvana Zhezhova

Journalist at meta.mk news agency since 2015. As regards Metamorphosis’ projects, she was a contributor for the Media Fact Checking Service and Media Observatorium. She completed interdisciplinary journalism studies at the Faculty of Law in Skopje. Her professional experience as a journalist and editor of media dates back 15 years. Previously, she worked at Capital, Globus, Forum, Life weeklies and Makfax news agency.

Suad Bajrami

BA in Albanian language and literature, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University Skopje. At Metamorphosis, he works as a journalist for the media projects. Since 2015, he’s been a working as journalist for Portalb.mk.

Fatbardha Curri

Holds a degree in psychology from the Faculty of Philosophy, Tetovo University. At Metamorphosis Foundation, she works on media projects. Since 2017, she has been working as journalist for Portalb.mk.

Lindita Bakiu

BA in Albanian-Macedonian language translation, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University Skopje. At Metamorphosis Foundation, she translates daily articles. Since 2017, she has been working as journalist for Portalb.mk.