Writers

Marija Šajkaš

Marija Šajkaš

Marija Šajkaš is a U.S. correspondent for the Serbian weekly Novi Magazin and the founder of a media analysis consultancy, 4 Better Media. She has 25 years of experience working as a reporter, editor, and media consultant. Some of her most recent writings include guest blog posts for the Committee to Protect Journalists and for the Center for International Media Assistance.

Articles

Efforts to stop sex-trafficking focus on hotels

Efforts to stop sex-trafficking focus on hotels

By — June 9, 2017
Anneke Lucas survived being trafficked for sex not once, but twice. “I was 9 years old when an elderly English-speaking man took me to the United States in his jet and sex-trafficked me in a luxurious hotel,” says Lucas, an anti-trafficking advocate and the founder of the nonprofit organization Liberation Prison Yoga. more »
‘A fate worse than death itself’: Women seek the remains of loved ones in the former Yugoslavia

‘A fate worse than death itself’: Women seek the remains of loved ones in the former Yugoslavia

By — April 25, 2017
In the languages of the former Yugoslavia “suza” means “tear.” And in the more than 20 years that have passed since the end of the wars that dismantled the country in the 1990s, it seems that there is one, very last tear that many mothers, wives, daughters, and sisters cannot shed until the mortal remains of their closest kin are found, identified, and properly buried. more »