Contact Magazine & UK Today reports directed by George Stamkoski
Contact Video Magazine for European Commission
Video reports for the European Commission video magazine Contact. Distributed in some 80 countries and viewed by over 300 million viewers each month. Contact stories included: Profile of Neil Kinnock at European Commission; German Foreign Office moves to Berlin; progressive journalists in Montenegro; BBC media school in Sarajevo; Kosovo refugee returns; Roma communities in the Balkans; non-nationalist history teaching in southeast Europe; postwar reconstruction in Croatia; alternative energy in Crete; the global dance industry. Two drug related stories were produced for EC Conflict Prevention Unit headed by Commissioner Chris Patten: heroin trafficking interdiction on the Balkan Route, and coca eradication operations in Bolivia.
UK Today Video Magazine for British Commonwealth and Foreign Office
Stories on cultural and political issues were produced by Worldwide Pictures London and commissioned by the British Foreign Office for their monthly video programme UK Today. Seen in over 300 countries by millions of viewers, UK Today stories included: profile of Academy Award winning composer Michael Nyman introducing his new opera Facing Goya, Oxfam representatives running a Roma refugee camp in Kosovo, and the BBC media school in Sarajevo.
OUR-TV for European Commission and Office of the High Representative (OHR) in Bosnia-Hercegovina
Produced weekly presenter-led satirical TV news series ahead of the 1998 Bosnian elections. Series Producer leading a 35 strong international team of crews, presenters, young reporters and the infamous comedians, Toplista Nadrealista. Broadcast across former Yugoslavia.
OUR TV stories includes: Democratisation, Transparency and Corruption, Human Rights Institutions, Refugee Return, Missing Persons and Exhumations, Property Return, Freedom of Movement, Brain Drain, Police Restructuring, New Currency, Privatisation, Small Business, Youth, Education, Common Sport Leagues