Jorgen Samso is a multimedia- and video journalist and film maker based in Belgrade, Serbia, covering the Balkans and beyond. He works among others for Euronews, Politico Europe, Foreign Policy, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) and for a range of Danish national media outlets.
Before moving to the Balkans in 2013, he worked for CBC TV News in Edmonton, Canada, and as a foreign affairs multimedia correspondent for The National Danish News Agency reporting from places like Haiti, Bolivia, Nepal and the U.S. and across central Europe, Scandinavia and the Balkans.
Jorgen runs the Danish-based production company JS Media. He has worked on documentaries for Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (The Majority Starts Here) and directed, filmed and produced a documentary from Bosnia-Hercegovina (Stari Most – The Old Bridge). From 2015-2016 he was a fellow at The Brown Institute for Media Innovation, a joint collaboration between Columbia and Stanford Universities.
Before turning to journalism, Jorgen worked in the publishing business in Denmark. He holds bachelor degrees from the University in Copenhagen (Philosophy) and The Danish School for Media and Journalism (TV documentary), and an M.A. degree in Journalism, Politics and International Affairs from Columbia University, New York.
The project examines the challenges of achieving greater gender balance in global peacekeeping operations, and the unique opportunities female peacekeepers provide as role models and soldiers.