Igor Blaževič

Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Igor Blaževic graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb, Croatia, with a degree in philosophy and comparative literature. Since 1991 he has lived and worked in Prague, Czech Republic. Igor Blaževic is a founder and long-time director of the One World festival in Prague. Since 2016 he has been with Prague Civil Society Centre as the head of the Transitions Program. Since 1992, Igor has been engaged with People in Need (PIN), at first as the head of its Communications Department and later as director of all of PIN’s democracy assistance and human rights programs. In 1997 Igor reported from Hong Kong and South East Asia for several media in the Czech Republic with the Epicentrum Agency. Together with his wife Jasmina he has co-authored 10 TV documentary films for Czech television. Board member, and later Board Chair, of the Open Society Fund Prague (2005-2010). Recipient of the Alice Garrigue Masaryk Award, the František Kriegel Prize and the Prix Irene.