Nidžara Ahmetašević is a journalist and independent scholar and activist. Her fields of interest are democratization and media development in post conflict society, transitional justice, process of facing the past, media and political propaganda, human rights, and social justice. She has been awarded with AHDA Columbia University Fellowship, Chevening Scholarship, Ron Brown Fellowship for Young Professionals, as well as UNICEF Keizo Obuchi Award. Nidžara has a long career as a journalist working for various local, regional and international media on human rights, war crimes, and international affairs. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, Al Jazeera English online, The Observer, The Independent on Sunday, the International Justice Tribune, Balkan Insight, etc. For her work she has been awarded with many awards in Bosnia and internationally. In 2013, together with two colleagues, Nidžara established the Open University Sarajevo, a platform for public discussions, social, artistic and political alternatives, and informal education.