Rüstü Demirkaya has been working as a reporter since 2002. Between 2002-2009, he worked for DIHA News Agency and Özgür Gündem newspaper as a reporter and editor. He received his BA in International Relations from the Global Studies Institute and also his master in Political and Cultural Geography at the University of Geneva. He continues to work as a correspondent for the MA News Agency from Geneva. He is active in different institutions and organizations, working in the field of human rights, specially minority and refugee rights. He is also a member of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the Media and Communication Union (Syndicom) and the Association of Accredited Correspondents at the United Nations (ACANU).