Kiwi’s Kosovo stint comes to an end

by Jake Quinn

Me at work, at UNMIK's Office of the Spokesperson and Public Information

My 7 months in Kosovo have come to an end and with UK airport conditions permitting, I will be flying back to New Zealand arriving Christmas Eve.  Living here through summer, autumn and the first month of winter has been great and 2010 has been one hell of a year for me. Since June I’ve been a United Nations Volunteer (UNV) with the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), where I worked as a Public Information Officer with much of that time as Acting Mission Spokesperson. I edited local newspaper translations,  monitored and reported on media developments, briefed the press, drafted media response lines, made a daily news radio show and  drank delicious, reasonably priced Macchiatos Kosovo style. Read the rest of this entry »