Based largely in Zagreb, Croatia, Barbara Matejčić started her journalistic career after studying Croatian language and literature at Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at University of Zagreb.
After a years in daily national newspaper Vjesnik, covering mostly culture, she became a freelance journalist focusing on social justice issues and human rights, particularly women's rights, LGBT rights and rights of vulnerable groups. Barbara writes human interest stories, features and investigative reports. She writes regularly for print and online media in Croatia and the Balkan region. Barbara is also a committee member and Croatian coordinator for SCOOP, the Danish network for investigative journalism in east and south-eastern Europe. Currently she works for the think-tank European Stability Initiative (ESI) as a researcher for Croatia.
She was awarded for best coverage of LGBT rights in the last decade (2000-2010) in June 2011. She finished Peace studies at the Centre for peace studies in Zagreb.