Intelligencer Post was founded by a business woman who decided to become an online news publisher, after growing weary of seeing facts being disputed by the very organizations she was relying on to keep her informed about national and world events.
Our mission at Intelligencer Post is to simply post factual intelligence and then trust the intellectual intelligence of our readers to draw conclusions from it. We take great care to avoid anything that might suggest bias on the part of our reporters or our collective editorial group.
An important hallmark of Intelligencer Post is our financial independence. We accept no public funds and we are not beholden to advertisers. We also have no political affiliation. This allows us the freedom to report exactly what we see without concern for repercussion.
Our only filter is the one that separates fact and fiction. Our only debt is the trustworthiness we owe to the people who come to IntelligencerPost.com for accurate information.
If you are one of those people, and would like to make a personal donation to Intelligencer Post, in support of our mission, we will be happy to accept it.
Founder / Owner
Born in the United States and brought up in Japan, Kanna has the unique perspective of someone who has absorbed news reports in two distinctly different cultures; that experience inspired her desire to create a news source from which anyone can derive essential, irrefutable information.
Kanna set out to create IntelligencerPost.com with a passion for ascertaining facts but no expertise in the world of news and media; rather than being an obstacle, that lack of experience has helped her avoid the group-think of which so-called “media elites” are often accused.
As a business woman and financial analyst, Kanna became skilled at mining for and recognizing factual information, stripping away any corporate or economic-theory biases attached to it, seeing it for what it is and developing ways to act on it.
Today, she applies those skills in a media environment where reporting, all too often, seems more a reflection of a correspondent’s or organization’s worldview than it does an accurate, fact-based reflection of the situation at hand.
Global Political Editor
Ivan Dikov is a journalist based in Sofia (despite the smog), originally from rural North Bulgaria. He studied political science/international relations and history at by far the best college in Grafton County, NH, and in the Eastern Balkans (that is a thing).
He served for five years as the editor-in-chief of Bulgaria’s largest English-language media (that, too, is a thing). In fact, his tenure there was so successful that he ended up on WikiLeaks.
Ivan has collaborated with media from the U.S., the UK, Germany, and Australia. He is the founder and chief editor of ArchaeologyinBulgaria.com (because Bulgaria’s archaeology and history boast a gazillion stories worthy of being botched by Hollywood), and of BulgarianPolitics.com (because Bulgarian politics is a political thriller in its own right).
Enjoying “general hanging out” (a quote by a college professor Ivan really liked but who didn’t really like him back as much), Ivan splits his free time (if any) between coming up with solutions for Bulgaria and coming up with solutions for the World. Most of his solutions will never be realized because that is how both Bulgaria and the World operate—but they sure make for a good read.
Middle East Writer
Asja Francisti is an award-winning member of a generation of Serbian journalists, who came of age in post-Milošević Serbia. She and others like her set out to rehabilitate the reputation of Serbian journalism, which had become highly propagandistic under the controversial regime of President Slobodan Milošević.
This new generation of reporters made it their mission to confront the issues of the day with objectivity, tenacity and a desire to probe even the most controversial and complex subjects.
When Asja’s career eventually led her to study in Israel, she developed a great affection for and interest in the Middle East. Her focus for Intelligencer Post will be on ferreting out what she sees as stereotyped propaganda masquerading as news on both sides of issues affecting the region.
While stressing that the region is about much more than Israeli-Palestinian relations, Asja uses that story to sum up her perspective on Middle East reporting: “I won’t take what Abbas says as gospel and I won’t take what Netanyahu says as gospel. I know enough about both of them to know that even though they are enemies, they are in certain ways supporting each other’s political survival.”
Ruxandra Burcescu is a writer and art critic. She graduated from the National School of Political Sciences in Bucharest and received her Master’s Degree in Advertising at the same university. She currently collaborates with cultural websites for theater and film reviews, and independent platforms for opinion articles. She has won several short story competitions and is currently working on a book.
Burcescu is passionate about art, literature, psychology, world affairs, and traveling. In her spare time, she works with an educational organization that implements Erasmus + projects and promotes youth mobility.
As humans, we cannot be objective because, only by experiencing something do we filter it through our beliefs. But as journalists and opinion writers, we have the duty to understand both sides of any story. Otherwise, the press fails to achieve its primary purpose, and media outlets become merely brands of certain bubbles, irreparably divided by religious, political, or social beliefs. It’s not about the bubble. It’s about getting people out of the bubble and allowing them to see both sides of the moon.
Born and raised in Serbia, Master in Economy, the sector of Tourism. Ex-basketball player, and a huge fan of sports, especially soccer and basketball. Served in Serbian Army and has a rank of Second Lieutenant, in reserve.
Mark is a political writer from the UK with on the ground experience of China, Iraq and the US.
Tedra Williams DeSue
For more than 20 years, I have covered the interrelationship of business and political issues. Whether it be new laws that affect small business owners, or government policies that affect personal finance, I’ve covered it. I understand and respect “The Power of the Pen,” so with each piece I craft, I take care to make sure it is informative and accurate. I’ve been published on several sites including, Patch (a former division of AOL, Inc.), Yahoo Finance and Forbes.