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Alen Mlatisuma, Eurasia Division

Alen Mlatisuma, VOA Eurasia Director
Alen Mlatisuma, VOA Eurasia Director

Alen Mlatisuma currently serves as the Director of Voice of America’s Eurasia Division, where he oversees a diverse portfolio that spans the dynamic media markets of Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia and the Balkans. He has played a crucial role in shaping and guiding VOA’s digital media and audience engagement strategies within these sophisticated markets. With a wealth of journalistic expertise across various media platforms, Mlatisuma, as a seasoned creative producer, manager and strategist, boasts an impressive track record of fostering audience growth through compelling content creation, innovative social media marketing, cutting-edge technology integration, and dynamic SEO strategies. Spearheading the development of new initiatives, programs, content features, applications and interactive mobile products, he has instilled a digital-first newsroom mindset, ensuring VOA’s continued relevance in the ever-changing Eurasian media environment. Mlatisuma joined VOA in 2003 as a broadcaster and news editor with the Serbian service. In 2008, he was appointed the Eurasia Division’s Internet Managing Editor. Before his tenure at VOA, Mlatisuma served as a correspondent for the Associated Press and as Managing Editor with Antena M, the first independent radio station in post-communist Montenegro. Reporting from the Balkan region for regional and international media organizations, he also served as the editor of Graffiti Magazine, one of the few satirical media outlets in the war-ravaged Balkans during the 1990s.