Media portfolio

Published in Financial Times, Politico, the Guardian, Spiegel Online. One of the winners of the Financial Times‘ commentary competition – The Future of Britain Project; alum of Thread storytelling summer program at Yale University in 2016; IJP-supported internship at Der Spiegel 2015; Media4change grantee 2015 (human rights); Minority Rights Group grantee in 2014 – Thailand; Japan Foundation grant 2009; European Young Journalist Award 2008 Lithuanian winner.
Twitter: @daiva_hadiva
Email: media@daivarepeckaite.com

International experience

 

Selected articles:

SocietyPolitics and economyCultureTravelArticles translated from Lithuanian

blog-society

Lithuania’s ‘extreme tourism’ rankles the Roma
(Politico Europe, 24/10/2016)

The capital of communication: Kaunas on January 13
(The Lithuania Tribune, 12/01/2016)

Creativity and boredom in a Lithuanian town coping with globalisation
(LT Daily, 17/12/2015)

Eigenheime in Europa: ich wohne, also bin ich
(Spiegel Online, in German, 09/09/2015)

Thailand: nimble fingers, precarious lives
(Equal Times, 09/10/2015)

War nerves
(New Internationalist, May 2015, pp. 38-39)

Will women be excluded from booming E-Stonia?
(Equal Times, 08/03/2013)

Thematic portfolios:

Youth, migration, historical memory

blog-politics

Why South Asia makes a good match for Britain after Brexit
(Financial Times, 29/01/2017)

Baltic farmers devastated by swine virus
(Equal Times, 22/09/2016)

Latvia readies for – information – war
(Equal Times, 15/04/2016)

Healing mental disorders with concrete
(English version of Media4Change-funded reporting on EU funding and social care for people with mental disabilities in Lithuania, 15/04/2016)

Lithuania attempts to tackle its alcohol crisis with welfare cuts
(Equal Times, 15/02/2016)

Veolia claim against Lithuania offers case in point for EU trade liberalisation sceptics
(reporting from Strasbourg for the Lithuania Tribune, 03/02/2016)

Why are Baltic States posing as anti-Greece?
(New Internationalist, 01/07/2015)

Independent journalism under increasing threat in Hungary
(Equal Times, 17/08/2014)

We don′t want to be neighbours

Article on Ukraine’s EU integration aspirations, which won the European Young Journalist Award in 2008 (originally published in Atgimimas)

Thematic portfolios:

Entrepreneurship, gender (in)equality, LGBT*, development, EU affairs

blog-culture

An insider’s cultural guide to Kaunas: no more ‘fashion police’, promise
(the Guardian, 11/08/2015)

Review: Human Connections On The Big Screens At Valletta Film Festival

(AMuseZine,13/07/2017)

Malta’s Pride star drag queen Lakesiss: Believe in becoming a different person (AMuseZine, 21/09/2017)

Tomas Šileika: ‘We sing about what hurts in Lithuania’
(Cafe Babel, 23/05/2013)

LinkedIn Lithuania: crisis is catastrotunity for creative entrepreneurs
(Cafe Babel, 10/04/2013)

Jerusalem Book Fair 2013
(Cafe Babel, 18/02/2013)

European translation experience – not only for translators
(Grads.co.uk, 31/08/2012)

Interview: Kasparas Pocius

Free University activist, anarchist (Cafe Babel, 28/10/2009)

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Muddling through stereotypes: a decade of traveling as an Eastern-European woman (Misadventures Mag, 09/11/2016)

Lake Vištytis: natural wonders and border tourism (part of #MyWonderfulEurope campaign, 09/06/2016)

An insider’s cultural guide to Kaunas: no more ‘fashion police’, promise
(the Guardian, 11/08/2015)

Guide: the curiosity of Tel Aviv’s dog, gay and religious beaches, Israel
(Cafe Babel, 16/12/2009)

Seven (wonder) tips to visit post-revolution Egypt
(Cafe Babel, 07/05/2011)

Blog entries in English here.

My comment for the Swedish magazine Resa.

Articles and blog entries in Lithuanian

 

Translated articles:

Anti-violence protection – an issue confined to bedroom and shower? (Delfi, 10/04/2013).

Men – between nature and prohibitions (Delfi, 20/10/2011).

Women’s invisible disadvantages (Atgimimas, 04/12/2009)

A woman and a washing machine (Atgimimas, 20/02/2009, republished in Delfi).

A woman’s worth – three cents a minute (Atgimimas, 07/01/2007).

Links to more articles for Atgimimas are posted here.

Journalism training

European Neighbourhood Policy seminar (Brussels and Kiev, European Journalism Center in cooperation with the Directorate General External Relations of the European Commission, July 10-14, 2007)

EU integration of Western Balkans – series of seminars and meetings (Belgrade, Zagreb and Ljubljana, European Commission and MediaConsulta, July 2008)

Seminar on EU enlargement (Brussels, European Commission, September 2008)

Photography course at Meno avilys (January-February 2009)

Media, democratization and international development (Budapest and Novi Sad, Central European University and Annenberg School of Communication Studies, University of Pennsylvania, June 28 – July 15, 2009)

The journalist – an endangered species? + print media workshop (Brussels, European Youth Press, October 12-14, 2010)

Babel Academy (Istanbul, October 8-12, 2010)

Photography workshop at European Youth Media Convention (Berlin, November 3-6, 2010)

Translation and communication traineeship, including newsletter development, internal communication, event management (Luxembourg, European Parliament Directorate General for Translation, April-September 2012)

Riga summer school on investigative reporting at SSE Riga (Riga, August 16-18, 2012)

Workshop on how to attract diverse audiences and solve ethical dilemmas, by Anthony Howson (BBC) at Transparency International in Lithuania (Vilnius, October 26, 2013)

Minority Rights Group online training course “Minority rights in the news” (October-November 2014)

Workshop on reporting on vulnerable groups, by Diane Kemp (ex-BBC) at Transparency International in Lithuania (2016)

THREAD summer school on innovative storytelling at Yale University (June 2016)