Brankica Petković is a researcher at the Peace Institute – Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She has more than 20 years of experience in initiating, designing and leading media reform initiatives and projects in the region of South East Europe. She led the project “South East European Media Observatory” in the period 2012-2016. She designed a methodology for monitoring media integrity in the Western Balkans, and wrote numerous regional comparative studies with recommendations for policy changes. She contributed to the 2017 monitoring of the Guidelines for EU support to media freedom and media integrity in enlargement countries. She was Program Director and Editor of Media Watch Slovenia for 15 years. She was a member of the Ministry of Culture’s expert committee on media laws, the governing body of public service media RTV Slovenia, and of the jury of the Slovenian Association of Journalists for annual journalist’ awards. She holds a Master’s Degree in Sociology of Culture.