Jorgen Samso is a filmmaker and journalist based in Belgrade, Serbia, covering the Balkans. Video, TV, print/online and photography. Clients: PBS, Euronews, The Lancet, Foreign Policy, Politico Europe, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) and various Danish national media outlets. Primary number: +381 64 480 6683 (Serbia) WhatsApp: +1 646 240 0747 Viber: +45 6168 3732
[FULL TV PACKAGE FOR EURONEWS] Thousands of people took to the streets of the Serbian capital Saturday night in protest against the sitting government and its de facto leader President Aleksandar Vucic. The protestors chanted “Vucic thief” as they marched peacefully through Belgrade's city center in the fourth such protest in as many weeks. The opposition movement - Protest Against Dictatorship - are calling for electoral reform and freedom in the media and against what they see as an increasingly autocratic rule by the sitting president.
[PRODUCER, CAMERA AND EDITING - REPORT FOR EURONEWS] With its head in Europe but its heart in Russia, Serbia warmly welcomed Vladimir Putin on a visit to Belgrade. The Russian president, who has accused the "US and some other Western countries" of destabilising the Balkans, has signed agreements with president Aleksandar Vucic for close cooperation on military and energy relations.
[THE LANCET] [PHOTOS and contributed reporting] Armed conflict and mistrust risk spreading the “long tail” of the Ebola virus outbreak in the DR Congo. [with Benedict Moran]
[FULL VJ PRODUCTION PACKAGE + LIVES] [euronews] A next-generation supercomputer is set to be installed in Bologna, Italy. The new system could help predict the weather with more accuracy, giving people a better chance of preparing for high-impact events such as windstorms or floods.
[VIDEOJOURNALIST] [PBS NEWSHOUR] Health officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are working to end the latest Ebola outbreak that began in early August. The new cluster of cases has emerged in an area with active fighting between the government and more than 100 armed groups, hampering efforts to contain the virus. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Benedict Moran and video journalist Jorgen Samso report.
[VIDEOJOURNALIST/CAMERAMAN with Euronews correspondent] [euronews] Pristina was Jean Claude Juncker's last stop on his tour of the Western Balkans. Kosovo wants to join the bloc but, as the European Commission president reiterated, there has to be a legally binding text for normalizing relations before accession. People of all six western Balkan countries are expecting a possible date for starting negotiations, getting candidate status or joining. But the only date given is 2025 - not as a promise but as a possibility for Serbia and Montenegro.
[Full production package - online and TV + FB LIVE] [euronews] Kosovans took to the streets of Pristina to celebrate a decade of independence from Serbia on Saturday night. However, the small country still has some issues that affect its entry into the European Union. Ten years after gaining sovereignty, the country is still not recognized by Serbia.
[VIDEO and TV - full package] [euronews] Hundreds of people took to the streets of Kosovo on Saturday to celebrate their tenth anniversary of becoming an independent country. But the anniversary is not a celebration for everyone. It is a moment of pride for Kosovo's ethnic Albanian majority, but Serbia and ethnic Serbs who live in northern Kosovo continue to contest its independence.
[PRINT] [FOREIGN POLICY] Fences and Tear Gas at Europe’s Gates Among the refugees trying to make their way through Serbia and Hungary and toward a better life. DISPATCH BY JORGEN SAMSO | SEPTEMBER 9, 2015, 2:59 PM
Shot, edited, produced for Kosovo 2.0, regional magazine, February 2018. Having finished 37th in the Alpine Combined event earlier in the week, Kosovo's only Winter Olympian, Albin Tahiri, will compete in his favored Downhill event tonight — which happens to be his birthday! K2.0 met up with the skier before he flew out to South Korea.
Shot, edited, produced. April 2017 [Balkan Insight, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN)] VIDEO: Serbian Anti-Government Protests Set to Continue After a break over the Easter holidays that saw far fewer crowds on the streets, rallies across the country are expected to resume in full force tonight.