Adrianna Miara is a freelance writer and former associate editor with the EJC. She is presently working to finish her dissertation, the working title of which is "Between figuration and representation. The hero figure in visual culture."
Alessandra Bajec, Italian/French bilingual, holds a Master’s degree in conflict resolution and a Bachelor’s degree in political science. Between June 2010 and May 2011, she lived in Palestine, where she made her first steps as a freelance journalist. She also contributed as English radio newscaster to Voice of An-Najah (An-Najah University). Her articles have appeared in various Palestinian newswires, The Majalla, Mashallah News and others. Her interests include Palestine, the Middle East, independent journalism, peace, human rights, and international travel.
Alessia is a Venice area native who currently works as a journalist covering social, political and economic issues from Italy, Japan and South Korea. Since 2010, her reports have been published by Italian and European newspapers and magazines. She has been honoured with five national awards and special mentions. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies at Venice University, with a major in Japanese language and literature, she attended a Master’s degree program in Journalism at Turin University. She continues to tweet regularly about the Far East and media at @aisselax.
Alessia Cerantola (left) is a professional journalist and videomaker who has collaborated with the major Italian newspapers and magazines, covering Japanese and South Korean issues. She is also a member of the Asia-Europe Committee, under the European Youth Press. Scilla Alecci (right) is a Tokyo-based freelance journalist and TV producer. She is also Japanese co-editor for Global Voices Online and has collaborated with several Japanese, Italian and international media organisations.
Alex Derry is a writer and researcher from Toronto, Canada. He has a master's degree in European studies in international politics from Maastricht University. He writes about media, human rights, international affairs and public policy.
Alexandru-Brăduţ Ulmanu is a writer and journalist, author of Cartea feţelor, a new book in Romanian about social media. He is also a print and online journalism trainer, and he blogs about journalism, media and technology at jurnalismonline.ro. He can also be found at twitter.com/bradutz.
Amanda Lin Costa is a writer and producer in the film and television industry. She writes a series called Truth in Documentary Filmmaking and is currently producing the documentary, The Art of Memories.
Armela Subasic and Amela Bulja work for Transitions Online (TOL).Subasic is a journalist for the Sarajevo TV station BHT1. Bulja is a journalist for TEME magazine. TOL assistant editor Seyward Darby assisted in the reporting of this story.
Anca Dragu is a journalist with the Slovak public radio, covering business, politics, EU affairs, media and sports. Born in Romania, she has been living in Slovakia for ten years, with a break of one and a half years for a MSc in broadcasting journalism in the USA, and is very proud of being an Eastern European. She would like to interview Stefan Edberg one day as tennis is one of her hobbies. The others are European modern history, reading biographies and travelling.
Andy Yee is a writer, blogger and translator from Hong Kong. He writes about Chinese and Asian politics at Global Voices Online, ChinaGeeks, openDemocracy and East Asia Forum. He holds a Masters in East Asian Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.
Angela Chambers was as a senior editor at The Dallas Morning News in Texas before moving to Europe in 2010 to pursue a global journalism master’s degree at Örebro University in Sweden. Angela was the Connect.Euranet coordinator for Radio Campus Örebro until her graduation in June 2012. She’s now moved again, this time to Belgium, where she works as a freelance journalist and takes intensive French language courses. Contact Angela at @angelareports.
Angelina Chapin is a Canada-based journalist who freelances for many Canadian publications. She has worked at a business magazine and will be starting a Master’s degree program this autumn in creative nonfiction.
Angelo van Schaik is a freelance correspondent for several Dutch media. Based in Rome he covers current affairs, media and cultural events all over Italy. He is also owner of a video production company, Exora Video (www.exora.net).
Dutch journalist Anneke van Ammelrooy has worked for Dutch newspapers and weeklies as editor in chief, science and technology reporter, investigative journalist and Rome correspondent. While living in Iraq from 2003 to 2009, Van Ammelrooy established together with her husband Ismael Zayer the independent newspaper The New Morning (in Arabic). She was also one of the founders of Iraq's first independent online news agency (www.aswataliraq.info). Together with Zayer she created a journalism training NGO (Civil Pillar Iraq) and an independent television station, ITV (Iraq Television), later closed by the Kurdish government. She is now the webmaster of the online edition of the Iraqi independent daily newspaper New Sabah.
Anniek Reintjens is a project assistant the European Journalism Centre. She has a bachelor's degree in European Studies from the HEBO, Maastricht. When not busy at the EJC, she spends time with her bird and goes to the movies.
Atticus Mullikin is an American expatriate living and working in Maastricht, the Netherlands. He served three years in the U.S. Marine Corps, hiked the Appalachian Trail, travelled around the world and completed a Bachelor's in Political Science at Johnson State College in Vermont. A blogger - at AtticusInk - and freelance journalist, he's currently working on a book that examines the relationship between faith and political authority.
The BBC College of Journalism teaches journalists in the world's biggest news organisation - some 7,500 based in the UK and overseas. It was established in 2005, close to the BBC's west London HQ. The College's Executive Editor, Kevin Marsh, is a former Editor of the Today programme, the UK's most popular daily news show.
Ben Colmery is a media developer trying to empower people through new and traditional media. That includes putting together trainings for journalists and NGO strategists in Ukraine to utilize tools like WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to spread content, raise awareness, and mobilize action. He is also researching capacity-building needs for traditional media in West Africa and developing program recommendations.
Biba Klomp has a master's degree in European Studies from University Humboldt in Berlin and University of Bath. Before that, she earned bachelor's degree in German Studies from University of Ljubljana. Before joining EJC she worked for the Ministry of Interior in Slovenia covering issues on European affairs and international relations.
Boryana Katsarova, born in 1981, is a freelance Bulgarian photographer specialising in documentary and editorial photography. She started her career at age 22 as a freelance photojournalist for Bulgarian newspapers and magazines such as Geo, Grazia, Intro, Night and Daily Trud. At age 26 she became photographer for Agence France Presse, covering on a daily basis political and feature stories in Bulgaria. During that time her work appeared in the world's biggest newspapers and online publications such as the NY Times, LA Times, Boston Globe, USA Today, TIME, WSJ, National Geo, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Le Monde. Boryana holds a Bachelors Degree in Artistic and Applied Photography from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts “NATFA”, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Carlotta Mismetti Capua is an Italian journalist based in Rome. Her first job was at Time Out, her last at E-Polis, but the most intresting was being correspondant for Eat Magazine in Japan. She has worked for La Repubblica for many years, covering Global TV, celebrities and media economy. She now reports on writers and cities. Her 'City of Asterix' Facebook story was awarded the Ischia Journalism Prize in the social media category. She has also published 'Wo-man' – a photographic story of the life of transsexuals in Italy (Calco Editore, 2002) and plans to release a non-fiction story in 2011 (Piemme). She likes to walk, cook and take pictures.
Carmen Paun is a freelance journalist specialising in European and international affairs currently based in Brussels, Belgium. A fluent speaker of five languages, Carmen is involved in international youth-led media projects such as Orange Magazine and the European Youth Media Days. Carmen holds two Bachelor degrees in Journalism and in Social Communication and Public Relations and has previously worked as a staff writer for Campaign Romania, a monthly magazine covering the thriving Romanian communication industry.
Carol Croussett is a Dominican journalist. She majored in law in Santo Domingo and studied Gender Issues at Manhattanville College in New York. She has worked for the last eight years at the daily El Caribe and the weekly Clave, two of the main newspapers in the country. In 2007, she was a fellow in the Reham Al-Farra Fellowship for Journalists in the United Nations headquarters in New York. She is currently in charge of the Communications department of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Dominican Republic. She also runs a consulting firm for magazines and other publications.
Christian Engström is a member of the European Parliament for the Swedish Pirate Party. He was elected in 2009. He is also the second vice-chairman of the Pirate Party. He is a former computer programmer, entrepreneur and activist.
Corentin Wauters reports on the French media landscape for EJC magazine. A journalism graduate from the Université catholique de Louvain, he has written for various English and French language publications in Rome and in Brussels, including the Brussels local newspaper La Capitale and Belgian newsmagazine Le Vif L'Express.
Cornelius Rahn is a freelance contributor at the EJC. He graduated in 2008 from Maastricht University with a bachelor's degree in European Studies. He is at present studying journalism at the University of Hong Kong. He is interested in freedom of the Internet and the development of the media sector in developing countries.
Cristina Romero is a Spanish journalist from Madrid. She has worked for the BBC's offices in Madrid, the Spanish media group Prisa and the Spanish News Agency EFE. She holds a degree in journalism from The Complutense University in Madrid. She finished a Master's degree in international relations in 2004. She is currently doing an internship at the EJC in Maastricht.
David Brewer works with media development organisations in Asia, southeast Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Central America. In 2002 he set up Media Helping Media in order to support media in transition and post conflict countries and areas where freedom of expression is under threat.
David Nordfors is the founding executive director of the VINNOA Stanford Research Center of Innovation Journalism at Stanford University. The Swede introduced the concept of Innovation Journalism in 2003 and the concept of Attention Work in 2006.
Denisa Dzunkova is a Slovak journalist, TV project manager and social media blogger currently living in Ireland. Before working at Slovak Television, she published more than 400 articles at the Slovak equivalent of the Financial Times, called Hospodarske noviny. She is currently finishing her own book of interviews.
Désirée Ketabchi is a Project Assistant at the European Journalism Centre in Brussels. She is of mixed Dutch and Iranian origins and grew up in Italy. She holds a degree in International Relations from the University of Bologna and a Master's degree in Political Science from the Sorbonne University in Paris. She is interested in communications, media, international issues and politics.
Diana Lungu is an associate researcher at the European Journalism Centre. She previously worked for the Press Office in the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova and for the daily newspaper Moldova Suverana.
Dominik Sipinski is a Polish and European freelance journalist and photographer. He currently lives in Denmark, where he follows a Master degree in Media, Journalism and Globalisation. He writes about travel and transportation issues for Polish website Pasazer.com, contributes to a news agency Newseria, and blogs about travel, politics, media and literature on his personal site nonfiction.blox.pl. You can follow him on Twitter @dominiksipinski.
Efthymios Kotronias holds a Masters degree in European Communication Studies from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and a Bachelors degree in Media and Communications from Athens University, Greece. Based in Amsterdam, he is making his first steps as a freelance journalist as a writer for EJC's online magazine and for the Dutch I Am Expat website. He is always looking forward to his next publication.
By analyzing research and trends in the media industry, the European Journalism Observatory (EJO) aims to build bridges among journalism cultures in Europe and the U.S., contributing to the improvement of quality journalism. EJO’s work is designed to aid media managers, analysts, editors and journalists, thus reducing the gap between newsrooms and communications research. The European Journalism Observatory was established in the spring of 2004 as a non-profit based at the Università della Svizzera italiana with the support of the Fondazione per il Corriere del Ticino.
Elina Makri was born in Athens, where she still lives. She studied law in France and international and European law at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. Returning to Greece in 2006, she founded the Greek branch of the pan-European magazine cafebabel.com, which at the time was the first European magazine for young people. She still manages Babel Greece. She won the a Charlemagne Youth Prize of the European Parliament in 2012. She also works as project manager of journalistic ventures and has started a project about media fixers called Oikomedia.
Emma Brewin works at the European Journalism Centre, focusing on online and social media. The European Journalism Centre is an independent European non-profit media organisation of journalists working for journalists.
Aside from stints as a staffer with United Press International and Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal, Eric J. Lyman has been a freelance journalist for more than two decades, working from Barcelona, Sarajevo, and Lima before settling in Rome in 1999. His personal website is www.ericjlyman.com.
Eric Karstens is a consultant, analyst and author, focusing on media management, content and project development, strategy and media policy. Aside from working for German and international private and public-sector media companies, he is affiliated with the European Journalism Centre (EJC). Inspired by his many years as head of scheduling at the TV channel VOX, he published – among others – the standard reference Practical Television Handbook. Currently, the bulk of his work assignments is related to European Union affairs and to support and governance aspects of the public sphere.
Eszter Farkas is currently working as a freelance journalist for various Hungarian and international publications. Previously she was assistant editor and writer for In Sudan magazine published by the United Nations in Khartoum. Her main interests include health, human rights, development and humanitarian reporting, and she feels passionate about Central and East Africa. She holds degrees in Communications and English Studies from Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary.
Evgeny Morozov is a technology and new media expert and independent consultant. His website is here. He is currently a Yahoo! fellow at Georgetown University's E.A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Prior to his appointment to Georgetown, he was a fellow at George Soros's Open Society Institute, where he remains on the board of the Information Program. Before moving to the US, Morozov was based in Berlin and Prague, where he was Director of New Media at Transitions Online, a media development NGO active in 29 countries of the former Soviet bloc. (Photo from Flickr user Paul Clarke)
Fabio Forin is an Italian multimedia journalist based in London. He recently graduated with Distinction from the Broadcast pathway of the MA International Journalism at City University London. Following his Master he was involved in an investigative project about the Italian criminal organisation ‘Ndrangheta that will result in a book due to be published later this year, and did two internships in London-based production companies that make factual documentaries. With an eye for good visual stories, he is now available for freelance assignments on topics including human rights, immigration issues and international affairs. His ambition is to pursue a career in journalism as a documentary filmmaker.
Fátima Mariano is a journalist at the Portuguese daily newspaper Jornal de Notícias. She started her career in 1997 at Diário de Notícias, where she worked for about eight months. She graduated in Journalism and holds a Master's degree in Contemporary History. She is co-author of "A history of the iron and steel industry in Portugal" (2005) and "A dictionnary of Republicanism and the First Republic" (2011).
Filipa Moreno is a young journalist based in Lisbon working as a freelancer. She is an active blogger and social media user, writing about themes such as politics, economy and music. After graduating in Communications Sciences from Nova University of Lisbon, she worked as an intern in two major Portuguese newspapers – Público and Jornal de Notícias. She is now studying digital journalism practices and engaging in a project to teach young teens about journalism.
Born in 1981, Italian journalist Francesco Conte is a regular contributor for the Switzerland-based magazine Galatea, directed by Piero Del Giudice. Conte graduated in Political Science and Philosophy and has worked as a correspondent for Italian television media Green Tg and Tvrs. A professional journalist since 2009, he now reports about Italy for the Washington-based Primo Magazine and his articles have been published in Wave, Gli Euros and L’Urlo. He has also worked as a script writer for videos and documentaries produced in Italy and abroad.
Francesco Federico is an Italian entrepreneur, project management professional and blogger. When he isn't online, he's traveling, taking pictures, reading or wine tasting.For more information, visit his blog, Making Things Happen.
Gaia Manco is a multimedia multilingual journalist. She writes articles and produces video and audio packages about society, healthcare, culture and international affairs for both international and local broadcasters (Deutsche Welle and BBC among others). Italian by birth, Gaia currently lives in Germany where she founded the local online magazine The Leipziger. Accra, London, Beijing and Maputo: she has reported from all over the world and is ready to follow stories worldwide.
Gareth Harding is a writer, journalism professor, media trainer and communications analyst. At present he is an assistant professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and director of its Brussels programme. He is the author of “Reporting Brussels” – a handbook for journalists.
Gemma van der Kamp is a journalist and anthropologist. After finishing her Masters in International Journalism in London she embarked on a summer reporter trip across Europe for the Dutch journalistic blog De Nieuwe Reporter. She holds a Master degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Amsterdam. Her anthropological field research and development work led her to live for short periods in India and Sri Lanka. Her ambition is to pursue a career in journalism and media development.
Georg Mathisen is a freelance journalist based in Norway, covering the world mainly for specialized magazines and websites. He has chaired the Norwegian specialized media editors' association, led the weekly Handelsbladet FK to the award as Norway's best specialized newspaper, has studied food traditions and culture, and holds a bronze medal from the national pinball championship.
George Okore, 41, obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Sciences from Moi University, Kenya in 1993. Between 1994 and 2004, he worked in Nairobi, Kenya as an editor with Kenya Times newspapers and later as an editor at All Africa News Agency. Okore currently works as an editorial consultant for several international publications. He also contributes as a freelance journalist to several online newspapers including Think Africa Press, News From Africa, New Agriculturists and Ooska News.
Gina Gulberti holds a Master’s degree in Multimedia Journalism. In 2011 she obtained a Robert Shumann scholarship for journalists and worked for the audiovisual unit of the European Parliament in Brussels. She has worked for different Spanish media outlets such as RNE (public Spanish radio), Onda Cero radio and ADN journal. Her interests include Web 2.0., audiovisual production, European policies and independent journalism. Now based in Madrid, she is collaborating with digital newspapers while working for the press office of La Fourchette in Spain.
Ginko Kobayashi is a freelance Japanese journalist and author. She lives in London and writes about media, technology, journalism and social affairs while going back and forth between Japan and Britain. Her books include “History of the British Media” and “WikiLeaks That Japanese People Don’t Know.” She blogs about British media and publishes a column on Yahoo! Japan as well as on BLOGOS.
Global Voices is a community of more than 500 bloggers and translators around the world who work together to bring reports from blogs and citizen media everywhere, with emphasis on voices that are not ordinarily heard in international mainstream media. A project of Global Voices Online, Rising Voices aims to extend the benefits and reach of citizen media by connecting online media activists around the world and supporting their best ideas.
Greg Simons is a researcher at the National Centre for Crisis Management Research and Training in Stockholm and a guest researcher at the Department of Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University. With a doctorate in Russian Studies from the University of Canterbury (New Zealand), he specialises in issues concerning the Russian mass media and crisis communications.
Guy Hedgecoe is a freelance journalist based in Madrid and editor of the website Iberosphere. He has reported on Spain for The Irish Times, Deutsche Welle Radio and the BBC and was formerly editor of the English edition of El País newspaper. Previously, he covered the Andean region, where he founded and edited the Ecuador Focus weekly report.
Helena Hyvönen is a Finnish freelance journalist who has been contributing to several newspapers since 2003. Helena enjoys all extreme sports and travelling around the world. She has lived in the United States, studied Arabic in Egypt and completed an international journalism programme in the Netherlands. She is currently writing her journalism thesis in Mexico. Helena is widely interested in all international issues such as politics and economy, but her main interest lies in crisis and war zone journalism.
Hudson was an editor at the European Journalism Centre. Beyond his hometown of London, he has worked in Barcelona, Brussels and Rome for Amnesty International, the European Parliament and several press agencies. With a Masters in international relations, he hopes one day to finish his PhD at the University of Bologna.
I WANT MEDIA is a website, weekday email newsletter, and Twitter feed focusing on diversified media news and resources. It provides quick access to timely media news and industry data, updated daily. Founder/editor Patrick Phillips is a veteran media professional and adjunct professor in the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. He has held public relations positions with a daily metro newspaper, weekly magazine and diversified media company.
IWPR gives voices to people at the frontlines of conflict, crisis and change. Amid war, dictatorship, and political transition, IWPR forges the skills and capacity of local journalism, strengthens local media institutions and engages with civil society and governments to ensure that information achieves impact.
Irmgard Wetzstein is a professional mediator and PhD candidate. She is interested in discourse on quality journalism, mediation and conflict transformation as well as international and intercultural communication. She has worked as a scientific assistant at the Department of Communication at the University of Vienna since 2007.
Isabelle Summerson is an intern at the European Journalism Centre. She previously worked at the National Press Club of Australia. She has studied at both the University of New South Wales and the University of Canberra.
Jacy Meyer is a freelance journalist based in Prague. She loves writing about anything involving culture, art, architecture and design for both local and international publications. You can find her online at Jacymeyer.com, or for what's happening in Prague, follow her @JacyPrague.
Jason Brown started his journalism career on the tiny island of Rarotonga, in the South Pacific, as a cub reporter in 1982. Sacked from the government newspaper for “mischievous” stories by 1986, he went on to expose, in 1995, an attempted US$1.1 billion Letters of Guarantee scam. In 2006, Brown was burnt out and shifted base from the Cook Islands to New Zealand. Last year, concerned at the lack of mainstream debate over journalism crisis, he set up Journalism in Crisis Coalition.
Jenny is an online journalist for the Dublin-based social media news agency Storyful, reporting breaking international news sourced through social media content and citizen journalists worldwide. She holds a postgraduate degree in international journalism and an undergraduate degree in media arts. Originally from Germany, she grew up in Kuwait before moving to London and later to Ireland. In Ireland, Jenny has been published in local and national newspapers.
Jonathan Bailey is a writer and webmaster from New Orleans. He graduated with honours from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. He is at present an advertising specialist, graphic designer, IT guru and whatever else pays the bills. He became interested in researching and fighting plagiarism after a significant body of his own creative writing was plagiarised. He also runs his own website, Plagiarism Today.
Journalism.co.uk was founded in 1999 with the aim of covering the online publishing industry and how the Internet is fundamentally changing the practice of journalism. Based in Brighton, UK, it has grown to a user base of 150,000 monthly visitors.
Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck has written for The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Frontline, The Globe and Mail, The Independent, The Week, Dow Jones Newswires and The AP. She has covered international trade, politics and terror investigations. She has presented for Voice of America and ITN News24 and been a commentator for CNBC. From her base in Brussels, Juliane writes about the intersection of money and politics, paying particular attention to globalisation trends and environment. She heads trade coverage for the Brussels-based regulatory news service MLex. Her reporting won her the 2006 World Leadership Forum’s Business Journalist of the Year award for Best Online Journalist and a William R. Clabby Dow Jones Newswires award.
Kaswar Klasra is a journalist who is currently working as a correspondent of English for the newspaper ‘ The Nation’ in Islamabad, Pakistan. He has been covering war on terror and has performed duties as a war correspondent in Pakistan’s conflicted zone where the Pakistan army is still fighting militancy and terrorism. During his journalistic career he has travelled to Afghanistan, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and India to cover various events. Kaswar's work has been published in some of the world’s most credible publications including the Los Angles Times, Newsmax, Turkish Weekly, India Today, The Brunei Times, and News of The World in the UK.
Kerstin Eigert recently moved to South America (Montevideo, Uruguay) where she is currently establishing herself as a writer and pursuing intensive language studies. Her professional career includes a longer period with the European Journalism Centre, where she managed briefings for journalists on EU affairs. Kerstin holds a Masters degree in Media and Communication Science from MidSweden University.
Khalid Khattak is a reporter based in Lahore, Pakistan. He was one of the fourteen Pakistani journalists who visited the United States under the U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism in October-November 2011. He was placed at Duluth News Tribune (DNT), Duluth, Minnesota for a period of almost four weeks, during which he contributed a number of articles to the paper. Khattak is presently working for the Pakistani English daily The News International.
Kornelia Trytko is a journalist, Phd student and attentive observer of the international media scene. In 2008 she received, with honors, her Master’s degree in Journalism and Social Communication at the Institute of Political Science, University of Wrocław, Poland. She worked for two years for media outlets in Wrocław and Lower Silesia. In 2010 she participated in the Erasmus Mundus Master programme in 'Journalism, Media & Globalisation’ and studied at Aarhus University, Danish School of Journalism and Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, University of California. She was a reporter for Richmond Confidential and contributes to the European Journalism Observatory. In October 2011 she began a Phd programme at Nottingham Trent University, conducting research in the area of new media audiences, online democratic discourse and anonymity.
Laid Zaghlami has been a journalist, reporter and specialised chief editor in Algerian broadcasting since 1982. Most recently he has contributed to the book ‘Citizen Journalism & Democracy in Africa’, an exploratory study by the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University, South Africa, available online at www.highwayafrica.com.
Larisa Rankovic is a media researcher, consultant and freelance journalist from Belgrade, Serbia. Author of the blog Media Mix, she was one of the winners of the blogging competition TH!NK3 organised by the European Journalism Centre in 2010.
Leigh G. Banks is a writer and broadcaster working for UK national newspaper and magazines including The Sun, the Daily Star, the Sunday Express and the Daily Mail. He broadcasts on the BBC, including Radio 4's Excess Baggage, Saturday Night Extravaganza, the cult news show Postcard from Poprad, created by RTI.fm, TalkradioX in Texas and Bondi Chat, created by Bondi Tunes, Australia.
Liliana is a project co-ordinator at the EJC. She is a citizen of Romania, where she graduated from the University of Bucharest with a degree in communication and public relations. She more recently graduated from the New Media and Digital Culture Master at the University of Amsterdam.
Lillo Montalto Monella is an Italian reporter, investigative journalist and photographer currently based in Argentina. Lillo has a Master in International Journalism from the City University of London and accepts freelance assignments for both English and Italian media.
Linas Jegelevicius, 40, Lithuanian, obtained his master degree in journalism at the Vilnius University Institute of Journalism. Between 1994 and 2004, he lived in New York and Miami, where he contributed to Miami’s local newspaper Wire. From 2001 until 2003 he edited and published his own newspaper South Beach AXIS. Jegelevicius currently works as an editor for the regional newspaper Palangos tiltas, in the resort town of Palanga in the west of Lithuania. He also contributes as a freelance journalist to several English language publications, including The Baltic Times and Ooskanews.com. He has published two books, and his interests include politics, economics, journalism, literature, the English language (particularly urban English), psychology, travelling and human rights.
Lorelei Mihală has eleven years of experience as a journalist. For the last six years she has been covering and investigating social themes such as corruption, poverty, discrimination, anomalies in the health and education sectors. She now works for the programme Eyes Wide Open (Cu ochii’n patru) on TVR 1, the main channel of Romania's public broadcaster Romanian National Television. She holds a master degree in Audio-Visual Programmes from the National University of Drama and Film Bucharest and a master degree in Communication and Public Relations from the National School of Political and Administrative Studies in Bucharest (SNSPA).
Lorraine Onduru is a 23-year old Kenyan student living in The Netherlands. Currently , she is in her 3rd year at the InHolland University in Rotterdam, where she is pursuing a degree in Communication and Media Studies. One of Lorraine's key interests is journalism within the African context.
Maaike Goslinga is currently doing an internship at the European Journalism Centre in Maastricht, while pursuing her master degree in European Studies. At the EJC, she supports the IDR Grant Programme team and various other media projects.
As a part of her degree, she studied in Germany, Spain and the U.S.A., developing a strong interest in international relations, investigative journalism and whistleblowing. Her master’s thesis focuses on the changing perceptions of whistleblowers in European news media.
Magda Abu-Fadil is a veteran foreign correspondent and editor with international news organisations such as Agence France-Presse and United Press International. She is director of the Journalism Training Programme at the American University of Beirut (AUB).She has written for dailies such as Asharq Al-Awsat and Al Riyadh as well as Defense News and was Washington bureau chief of Events magazine. Abu-Fadil served as director of the Institute for Professional Journalists at the Lebanese American University before moving to AUB. She taught journalism at her alma mater, American University in Washington, DC. She has conducted seminars and workshops in English, Arabic and French for professional journalists in Washington and across the Arab world, has collaborated with various international organisations and has been involved in consulting projects.
Malik Ayub Sumbal is a freelance journalist based in Islamabad, Pakistan, with a professional experience of more than seven years working for a number of national and international newspapers, magazines, journals, wire services and television channels. He is presently working as an investigative reporter and analyst for various English news radio stations, television channels and newspapers worldwide.
Maria Laura Franciosi is a veteran reporter and President of Journalists at Your Service, as well as founder of the first international Brussels press club, Brussels Europe Press Club, which opened in 2011.
Marie-Andrée Weiss is a solo attorney admitted in New York, and her admission is pending in France. Her practice focuses on intellectual property, privacy, and social media law. She frequently writes on these topics and on European Union law.She writes regularly for the Citizen Media Law Project (CMLP), which is hosted by Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society.
Mariella Radaelli, Italian, Milanese native, is a journalist with 20 years of experience with an education in American literature and music. Based in Milan, she has worked for QN (Quotidiano Nazionale), Il Giorno, Eco di Bergamo and L’Indipendente. Prior to that, she was a correspondent for the Swiss daily newspaper Il Corriere del Ticino. She has lived in San Francisco, where she contributed to art and theatre magazines. She covers culture, arts, entertainment, economy and general news.
Martin Belam is Information Architect for guardian.co.uk. Before joining The Guardian, he worked as an Internet Consultant with organisations like the BBC, Sony, Vodafone and the Science Museum. He is contributing editor for FUMSI magazine, and blogs about information architecture, journalism and digital media at currybet.net. You can find Martin on Twitter as @currybet
Maryam Jaafar writes as a freelance journalist for several newspapers and also does volunteer work for Iraqi human rights organisations. She graduated in Political Science at Baghdad University in July 2011 and is the winner of the 2011 Kamel Shiaa Prize for Iraqi press freedom. Her interests lie in media, story writing, poetry, communicating with people and working with NGOs.
It is in Australia among kangaroos and crocodiles that Maxence discovered his vocation. Indeed, as the greatest, he will write one day for The New York Times. Peniguet graduated in Law and Political Sciences in Montpellier, France, and entered the world of journalism through internships at the Midi Libre. In 2009-2010, he contributed to the international pages of a student newspaper on the island of Tromsø, Norway. After completing the brand new Executive Master in European Journalism in Brussels, he started working as a freelance journalist. Peniguet is currently the French editor for the Brussels city blog Cafe Babel - and still aspires to write for The New York Times.
Media Helping Media (MHM) provides free training resources and a voice for those involved in the media in transition states, post-conflict countries and areas where the media is still developing. All the material on MHM site is covered by the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike policy. For more information, read our Media Resource spotlight on Media Helping Media.
Michele Caracciolo di Brienza is an expert on media relations based in Geneva. Previously he collaborated with the Milanese editorial headquarters of Agence France Presse. He currently contributes to La Stampa and Il Giornale and he is the editor of the column dedicated to foreign policy for La Rivista, an Italian-language magazine monthly distributed in Switzerland.
Prof. Miriam Meckel, PhD., (born July 18th, 1967) holds a professorship for Corporate Communication at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland as a director of the Institute for Media and Communication Management (since 2005). She is also an adviser for strategic communication.
Mirjam Moll is currently an intern at the European Journalism Centre. She is originally from Germany and has studied in England, France and the Netherlands. She holds a Bachelors Degree in European Studies with a focus in Modern Languages, as well as a Masters Degree in European Studies with a focus on International Relations.
Moran Barkai is an Israeli blogger, editor and translator currently affiliated to the European Journalism Centre. She writes for the Huffington Post and has previously worked for Time Out Israel and the Israeli paper Haaretz.
Moritz Schneider is a political analyst specialised in EU affairs and Euro-Mediterranean relations. He studied Social Sciences and EU-Studies and has lived and worked in Brussels and Cairo. On his blog, EU-MED Relations, he covers various topics related to EuroMed cooperation.
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Moxie Marlinspike is a a software engineer, hacker, sailor, captain, and shipwright. He enjoys working on computer security and software development, particularly in the areas of secure protocols, cryptography, privacy, and anonymity.
Netta Ahituv is an Israeli journalist who writes a weekly column for a Tel Aviv based weekly of Haaretz newspaper focusing on urbanism and environmental subjects. She also writes regularly for National Geographic.
neweurasia is post-Soviet Central Asia's leading citizen journalism network, with experts, journalists, and regular people blogging about the region in four languages: English, Russian, Kyrgyz, and Kazakh. The network was started in 2005, then became a project of Transitions Online in 2006, and since then it has been funded by the Open Society Institute and the Hivos Foundation.
Nicolas Kayser-Bril is a nerdy journalist who kick started the datajournalism trend in France, while living in Berlin. Since February, 2010, he works at OWNI, a social media editor, where he mixes the talent of designers and developers to create innovative journalistic products.
The Nieman Journalism Lab is a collaborative attempt to figure out how quality journalism can survive and thrive in the Internet age.
It’s a project of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.
Nieman Reports is a quarterly magazine about journalism, now in its 65th year of publication by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. Its articles are written by journalists throughout the world; their first-person accounts speak to reporting experiences as they share insights relating to each issue's featured topic. Their stories are displayed and archived on the Nieman Reports' website, www.niemanreports.org.
Olaf Karnik lives in Cologne working as a freelance journalist and author for Neue ZÃ¼rcher Zeitung, INTRO, WDR 3, Deutschlandfunk and others. His book Reggae in Deutschland (together with Helmut Philipps) has just been released by Kiepenheuer & Witsch in Germany.From 1998 to 2001 Karnik worked as curator for music videos at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. In 2001, together with film director Christoph Dreher, Karnik realised a six-piece series called â€œFantastic Voyagesâ€ about history and topics of music video for the German TV channel 3Sat/ZDF.Karnik was born in 1962, graduated from the University of Cologne with a masterâ€™s degree in media studies, German literature and politics. He has been a DJ for 20 years, musician with Genf (releases on Compost and Finlayson Records), and was a long-time contributor and editor at SPEX magazine. He was also head of the text department for the German music video channel VIVA ZWEI.
Oliver Franklin is a freelance journalist, who has written for titles including British GQ, Men’s Health and the London Evening Standard, among others. He would encourage you to follow him on Twitter (@olifranklin), but only since you asked.
Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso (OBC) is an online news provider and research centre devoted to social and political change in South-East Europe, Turkey and the Caucasus. The OBC team, based in Rovereto (Italy), cooperates with a network of over 40 correspondents and local contributors to deliver online articles and in-depth analyses on these areas on a daily basis. The OBC website links information, research and international cooperation. Besides publishing online news, OBC produces documentary films and audiovisual material, and carries out reasearch and training activities. Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso is engaged in the main social networks on the net, distributes all of its content with a copyleft license and employs open source technologies.
OWNI is a social media platform based in France. Launched in April 2009, OWNI aims to aggregate "the very best news and prospective ideas on the ever-changing digital age". So far, more than 400 journalists, bloggers, students, researchers, experts, and entrepreneurs have joined Owni to share their analysis, news, opinions and reports on digital journalism, online business, e-politics and everything that sheds light upon the way the Internet impacts our society.
This story originally appeared on Poynter.org and is excerpted here with permission. Poynter.org is the website of the Poynter Institute, a school serving journalism and democracy for more than 35 years. Poynter offers training that fits any schedule, with individual coaching, in-person seminars, online courses, Webinars and more.
Raymond Frenken is a Dutch freelance journalist affiliated with the European Journalism Centre. He runs the EUXTV webtv channel and has previously worked for CNBC Europe, Bloomberg News, Het Financieele Dagblad and Associated Press - Dow Jones News Services, having studied media culture at Strathclyde University in Scotland and journalism at the Tilburg Journalism Academy in the Netherlands.
Rina Tsubaki, a Japanese national, is a student of European Studies at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.Before this study programme, she studied at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan majoring Asia Pacific Studies, and also was on an exchange programme at Leiden University. Having an experience living in Canada during her high school years, she has travelled around the world, and participated in several international conferences and Model United Nations(MUN) since she was a high school student.
Rumyana Vakarelska is a partner in Team New Europe, a London-based partnership supplying UK/EU current affairs copy for UK and global media, media training, editorial and public affairs consultancy. Formerly a TV, online and print journalist and a producer in the UK and Bulgarian media and communications industries, she has worked toward the establishment of the independent broadcast media in central and eastern Europe. Over the last 10 years, she has focused on generating an informed coverage of the EU in the UK press, while developing new online content formats aiming at European and global audiences.
Born and raised in Canada, in the past seven years Ryan has lived in Amsterdam, Vancouver, Rome, Brussels, and now London. He has worked as an educational rapper, video host, barista, art educator, and marine naturalist. More recently he has been a touring sketch and impro performer with Amsterdam's Boom Chicago, a communications manager in Brussels, and - of course - a tour guide in Rome.
Saadia Sehar was Pakistan’s first employed female photojournalist. She currently works with GEO Independent Media Corporation as a photojournalist and part-time with Xinhua news agency as a correspondent.
Saideh Jamshidi is an Iranian-American journalist. She works for Free Speech Radio News covering Iran and the Middle East region. She also worked for Iranian newspapers such as Salam, Hamshahri, Zan and Neshat newspapers. Saideh is a Master’s student in journalism at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from University of Washington in Seattle and an economics degree from University of Azad in Tehran.
Scilla Alecci is a Tokyo-based freelance journalist and TV producer. She is also Japanese co-editor for Global Voices Online and has collaborated with several Japanese, Italian and international media organisations.
Selene Pascarella is a freelance journalist living in Rome. She writes about media, entertainment, television and cinema for the magazine Carta and Fastewb Portal. She’s also editor-in-chief for Habitat, a local publication of Sunia, the Italian Tenants and Lodgers union.
Serenety Hanley is a former White House internet director; director of web communications at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; and director of political technology at the Republican National Committee. She currently lives in Germany with her husband and son. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sladjana Lazic is a Serbian journalist. She earned her master's degree from the faculty of political sciences at Belgrade University in January, 2009. She plans to continue her studies in Norway. When she's not busy studying or writing, she likes to travel, read and practice sports.
Stefano Valentino is an Italian journalist based in Brussels. In 2006 he was awarded with the Citigroup 'Excellency in Financial Journalism'. Since 2008 he has been operating his own EU online customised information service EuroReporter.eu. In 2008 he founded the no profit association Reporters for an Interactive, Cooperative and Specialzied Information (Ricsi).
Stephan Mueller is an experienced German journalist. Based in New York City for the past 16 years, his stories have been broadcast on German TV stations including ZDF, ARTE and ARD. He has also written for Spiegel Online, die Welt and Berliner Zeitung. His work includes investigative pieces as well as documentaries.
Sueli Brodin was born in Brazil and grew up in Pakistan, Japan and France. After completing her studies in English literature, she spent a year abroad at Rutgers University in the United States. She met her Dutch husband in Israel. She has been working for the European Journalism Centre since February, 1997. She is the editor of EJC.net and produces the EJC's daily Media News digest.
Launched in March 2011, The Conversation is an independent source of information, analysis and commentary from the university and research sector, written by acknowledged experts and delivered directly to the public. The Conversation's team of professional editors work with more than 1,600 academic authors. Initial content partners include the Australian Group of Eight universities (ANU, University of Adelaide, Monash University, University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, University of Queensland, and University of Western Australia) plus University of Technology, Sydney, CSIRO, and the Australian Science Media Centre. The Conversation is based in Melbourne, Australia, and wholly owned by The Conversation Media Trust, a not-for-profit company.
Tim Donnelly is managing editor of the web magazine Brokelyn.com and a regular contributor to The New York Post and Inc. Magazine. His writing has also been featured in The Atlantic, Thought Catalog and Billboard. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Tim Elfrink is an American journalist. At present he is a staff writer for the Miami New Times. Before escaping to the beach in 2008, he worked two years as a reporter for the Omaha World-Herald. When he's not busy reporting he enjoys playing ultimate frisbee.
Timothy Spence is an independent journalism trainer, lecturer and freelance writer with more than 20 years of experience as a reporter, Washington editor and overseas correspondent. He has managed and led newsroom training and workshops in post-conflict environments in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caucasus, Middle East, and Balkans. The recipient of two Knight International Journalism Fellowships, Spence also received a U.S. Fulbright Specialists grant to teach in Ghana. He has taught journalism in the Czech Republic, Armenia and Ethiopia. Spence’s articles have been published by the Inter Press Service, Transitions Online, European Voice, Christian Science Monitor, The Vienna Review and numerous trade newspapers.
Udo Seiwert-Fauti is the Council of Europe Media Correspondent for German-speaking countries, as well as being heavily involved in the Fair Radio Initiative and European Correspondents Network, working for BBC Scotland and many European radio desks. In 2008, he was nominated for 'Radiojournalist of the year'.
Valentina Bonaccorso is Senior Project Manager at the EJC. She is in charge of the implementation of information briefings for media professionals within a European and international context. An Italian national, Valentina studied English and French linguistic and literature and holds an Master's degree in International Relations and Political Science. She wrote her thesis on the European foreign and defence policy. Before joining the EJC and the journalism world, she worked on communication and information issues for the European Commission Secretariat General and for the International Federation of Journalists.
Vicent Partal is the vice-chairman of the EJC's board of directors. He is also the director of VilaWeb, an electronic newspaper which is the main Catalan-language website and one of Spain's most successful Internet news services. Since 1996, Partal has hosted a weekly programme on Catalan National Radio. He has written five books in the journalism field.In 1994, he set up El Temps Online, the first online journalistic service in Spain. Partal previously worked for newsmagazine El Temps, Diari de Barcelona and La Vanguardia. He has also worked as a foreign affairs correspondent for TVE in central and eastern Europe, focusing on the former USSR.
VJ Movement is a collaboration of more than 150 professional video journalists and cartoonists from almost 100 countries. Based in The Hague, the Netherlands, the VJ Movement Foundation is a non-profit organization that exists to support local journalists, empower quality journalism across the world and enhance international reporting. The foundation provides support and training to journalists in regions where freedom of the press is under pressure. It also strives to increase awareness of the importance of the role of journalism in society.
Yannis Andritsopoulos (email@example.com) is a Greek journalist and broadcasting specialist who is currently working as a full-time staff writer for Ta Nea, the best-selling daily newspaper of Athens, covering social and technological issues. He also works as a freelance press officer for the Economist Conferences in Greece. He used to present the first daily radio show in Greece covering Internet and technological issues. He has worked as a journalist since 1999 and holds a B.A. in Public Relations and Communication.