Ilir Gashi is currently working as project developer in the areas of media literacy and media sustainability. He comes with a diverse professional background in journalism, human rights and social advertising. Most recently he authored ‘Dr Spin – Guide Through Control of Media for Dictators’. The ten-episode animated Facebook series uses a sarcastic twist to raise awareness of the general public on pressures exerted on media and journalists, and of ways of manipulating public opinion to best fit the needs of authoritarian rulers around the world.
He is the former executive director of Slavko Curuvija Foundation, where he conceived the School of Digital Journalism for young local media journalists, and Cenzolovka.rs, a popular online media writing exclusively about issues related to press freedom. He was also one of the founders of the Group for Freedom of Media, a unique movement that brought together hundreds of Serbian media organizations, NGOs, journalists, and activists.