Mr. Darko Brkan

Mr. Darko Brkan is founding president of Zašto ne (Why Not), a Sarajevo-based nongovernmental organization that promotes civic activism, government accountability, and the use of digital media in deepening democracy in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In addition, he is a founding member of Dosta! (Enough!), one of Bosnia’s most prominent citizens’ movements for social justice and government accountability. A leading civil society activist, Mr. Brkan began his career in civic activism more than ten years ago as coordinator of the Campaign for Conscientious Objection, an organization that promotes peace and conscientious objection to military service in BiH. During his fellowship, Mr. Brkan is exploring how information technologies, online tools, and new media can be used to promote democracy. He plans to share his findings and recommendations in the form of a strategy brief and toolkit on the use of new media in citizen mobilization in Bosnia-Herzegovina and beyond.


"Creating a Civic Constituency in Bosnia and Herzegovina," National Endowment for Democracy, May 22, 2012.

"Beyond Protest:  Innovations in Youth Activism," National Endowment for Democracy, April 4, 2012.


"Will youth lead the way in Bosnia?Al Jazeera, April 3, 2012.