If someone asked me to describe what journalism is for me, I would be at a loss for words. Not because I had nothing creative to add, but because I couldn’t possibly put into words the emotions of this field of work. As if the paper is my canvas, and my brain the paintbrushes, which delicately stroke the surface of the analysis before me. When I first entered the field of journalism, still a high school student, the only fear I had was that of exposure. What if I write articles and my name starts appearing in many websites? What if I have an opinion now, but later find that this isn’t the case? But my desire to have my voice heard, to open up about the thoughts in me overcame these initial misgivings. I soon realized that journalism is much more than just writing on a piece of paper an x amount of words, selecting an image and then watching it being published.
Journalism is a vast, turbulent sea. With waves coming crashing at you, just like international developments are engulfing our present. The world is changing, with an unprecedented pace, and we are called to either monitor these changes possibly, just like we would watch the big waves of the sea from afar, or actively engage in the process of the redefinition of the global equilibrium, by diving into the accelerated speed of changes surrounding us. Analysis is not just a tool to interpret all that surrounds us, it is a vital piece for our survival and for the formation of societies that will be able to counter the phenomena that threaten its very existence.
Information and misinformation have acquired a new value in the age of the ongoing globalization. Virtually anyone with access to some composition tool, internet and some platform can share views, beliefs and writing pieces. But what separates this type of people from those who are indeed passionate about the world of journalism is the essence of the texts. In my short career as freelance journalist, I have always adopted a critical and objective stance, without opting for sterile analysis. Facts and statistic are useful, but without the personal touch of analysis, the text becomes bland, a simple array of statements. Without instilling some personal essence, some individualistic characteristics along the lines of political interpretation, articles lose their meaning and purpose.
Without further ado, welcome to my website and enjoy the articles on a wide variety of topics: from regional politics, to economic matters, to ethics.