Saska Cvestkovska

Saska Cvestkovska

Director/Member Representative

Saska Cvetkovska is investigative reporter and media freedom activists. She is co-founder of the Investigative Reporting Lab – Macedonia, a non-government organization whose mission is to fight misinformation with real investigative reporting through inter-disciplinary approaches that include technology, academic research and investigative reporting. Cvetkovska has won more than ten domestic and international awards. She is author of Mediapedia, the first database of Macedonian media ownership, a project that has mapped online news media since 2014. Since 2016, she was a lead reporting in the project Spooks and Spins- The Information wars in the Balkans looking at how Macedonia became a haven for propaganda.

Cvetkovska has worked on a series of national and cross-border investigations that exposed corruption, the illicit trade of arms, espionage and the global information wars. She is also the author of Getdata, the first Macedonian online tool that guides researchers and reporters how to find data online and offline in Macedonia and the region. Many of the stories Cvetkovska and her team broke was while they were under constant threats, attacks and long-term surveillance including a years long wiretapping program by the former government.

In 2018 she was elected by Macedonian journalists to represent them on the Board of Directors of the Association of Journalist of Macedonia. The organizations mission is to improve the conditions in which Macedonian journalists operate.