Name: Ratomir Petrovic
Country: United Kingdom (UK)
Working as a radio journalist for more that fifteen years I have gathered considerable experience and knowledge of all aspects of radio production, as well as radio station management. For the last ten years my predominant role has been as a manager, team builder and trainer in an international environment. My wish is to have a managerial role, while continuing to produce and train other journalists. I started as a reporter for B92, a Belgradean radio station providing independent news and information in former Yugoslavia during the 90’s. It was a voice against nationalism, war and human rights violations in the region. My work has always required translation and interpretation to and from English, particularly as I left Belgrade to join the United Nations' Radio in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1999). In 2002, I embarked on formal translational work as a language assistant (for English, Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian) for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, the Netherlands. In 2003 I joined the Serbian Section of the BBC World Service (London, UK) where as a member of the production team I conducted interviews, wrote, translated, and adapted material to a style suitable for radio and online journalism. I also covered events at the International Criminal Court for former Yugoslavia and the International Court of Justice in the Hague. From 2005 to 2008 I worked as a radio producer for the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Liberia (UNMIL) responsible for the news and current affairs department. I left UNMIL for Norway to do a two-year masters degree in environmental science at the Norwegian University of life sciences; for my masters thesis, I was mainly based in the UK, looking at Organic Waste Management in Serbia and the UK. I graduated in September 2010. For the past year I have been reporting for the UN Radio (New York) mainly on climate change and the work of UN agencies in Nepal and Serbia. In January 2010 I covered London’s peace conference on Afghanistan. My bachelor degree is in economics, specializing in tourism and hospitality. I have full command of sound recording/editing devices and digital editing programmes, as being fully computer literate. My interests are climate change, developmental issues, peace building and renewal of post-conflict societies, and sustainable development.