Jorgen Samso is a multimedia journalist based in Belgrade, Serbia, covering the Balkans. Video, TV, print/online and photography. Clients: Euronews, 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
[VIDEOJOURNALIST/CAMERAMAN with Euronews correspondent] 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] 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 recognised by Serbia.
[VIDEO and TV - full package] 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.
INTERVIEWS AND PHOTOS plus video (see other post) Kosovo's first winter Olympian talks about the weight of expectations, a solo struggle to qualify and the role of sports in Kosovo's fight for recognition. Publication: Kosovo 2.0 magazine.
[PRINT] 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 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. [Balkan Insight, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN)]