Who we are

The Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS) is a non-profit, non-governmental, international network, oriented to educational work related to strategic nonviolent conflict.

slobodan djinovic
Slobodan Djinovic
Chairman, CANVAS
Belgrade, Serbia


Slobodan Đinović, CEO of Orion Telecom, was born in 1975. in Zagreb. Apart from Mathematical Gymnasium he holds degree of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Belgrade. Slobodan was one of the student leaders who initiated protests in 1996/1997 and was one of the founders of Resistance movement in 1998.

He is co-author of books ''Non-violent struggle,50 crucial points'' and ''Non-violent struggle – Curriculum for SNVC” published in 2006/2007 in Serbia and the United States. Co-author of the graduate course – ''Strategies and methods of non-violent social change'' at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade. Lecturer and visiting scholar at Colorado College and Grinnell School.
He is one of the pioneers of wireless Internet in Serbia and founder of Media Works (in 2000), which became one of the leading alternative Internet Service Providers in Serbia. Media Works built first WiMax network and launched related services in late 2004. In 2010 Media Works merged with two other large ISPs Sezampro and Neobee under new brand known as Orion Telecom which became the second national fixed phone operator in Serbia.
He was engaged as a consultant on various projects with World Bank, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice and National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia. During his professional career, he has repeatedly participated in numerous humanitarian and human rights activities. Slobodan is married, has a daughter and lives in Belgrade, Serbia.