Bekim is a Senior Researcher at GAP Institute and manages the project on local governance. He joined GAP in May 2012. Bekim holds a Masters degree in International Politics from the University of Prishtina. Bekim has graduated in Political Science at the University of Prishtina (2001-2004). Before joining GAP, he worked for Balkan Investigative Research Network (BIRN) and in the daily newspaper Koha Ditore. Bekim has also been a regular collaborator for two years in Kosovo of the Albanian-American newspaper Illyria with office in New York.