Kristina Jovanovski

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Istanbul, Turkey

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Kristina Jovanovski

Kristina Jovanovski is a Canadian journalist with over a decade of experience, based in Istanbul, Turkey. During her time in Turkey, she has contributed to NBC News, The Daily Telegraph, BBC, The Globe and Mail and Radio France Internationale.

For about two years, she covered the Ukrainian crisis, reporting during the revolution in Kiev, the annexation of Crimea and the conflict in the east from both sides of the frontline.

Kristina writes, does radio reports, shoots and edits video, as well as goes on-air for radio and TV channels.
She has contributed to BBC, Deutsche Welle,, The Daily Beast, Al Jazeera, IRIN, The Sunday Times and the Los Angeles Times, among others. She has also been on-air for BBC (radio and television), Euronews, Sky News, France 24, Al Jazeera, Monocle Radio and CBC Television.

She has contributed video to Al Jazeera, The Daily Telegraph, the International Business Times, and field produced for BBC. One of her videos covering the refugee crisis received over a million views online while another one got about 500, 000 views in one day.

Prior to Ukraine, Kristina was based in Hungary, most often writing for Al Jazeera Online. I also worked as a news producer for Sky in London and as a news producer and writer for CBC and CTV in Toronto.

Kristina has a MA in journalism from the University of Western Ontario and Honours BA with distinction from the University of Toronto, specialising in political science.



"Aleppo zoo animals wait to be re-homed from Turkey rescue centre" - The Daily Telegraph I produced, shot and edited this video.


"Ukraine's children of war: The mental scars of conflict" - I produced, shot and edited this 10-minute mini-doc in east Ukraine.


"Syrian Girl Flees Refugee Camp To Find Her Parents" - AJ+ This video I shot received over a million Facebook likes. I tracked down the girl in Germany six months later for a follow-up video which received 500, 000 likes in 24 hours.


"Jamal Khashoggi was fearful of Saudi government before disappearing, friends say" - NBC News


"Turkey's election campaigns are marred by violence" - NBC News


"Canada's largest school board will end class trips to the U.S. due to Trump's travel restrictions" - The Los Angeles Times

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