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The ‘Trainers’ section contains a list of trainers who have asked for their details to be publicised on the MDI website, and is meant to serve as a resource for those looking for trainers.

It is divided into trainers recommended by MDI and those with whom MDI has not yet worked and therefore cannot recommend (Other Trainers).

MDI Recommended Trainers
Brigitta Busch PDF Print

Keywords: Diversity, Human rights, Conflict, Media development, Basic Journalism, Language, Discourse analysis, community/minority  media, conflict, human rights, Western Europe, South east Europe, Africa, Middle East & North Africa, Eastern Europe, Caucasus Region, South America and Caribbean, Radio, Print, Academic Curricula Development, English, French, German, Other Languages, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Slovenian, Africa, south east Europe, eastern Europe, all organizations

Journalist, university teacher and trainer with wide experience in intercultural projects.

Brigitta Busch's CV

Jean-Michel Duffrene PDF Print

Keywords: Radio, TV & online, mediation and conflict resolution, training design and delivery in developing countries, international recruitment, strategy development

He is an international media consultant, editor, programmes director, journalist/broadcaster with expertise in training, news/programmes, radio station management, strategic planning, project management, international development and multi-cultural team leadership.

Jean-Michel's CV

Mike Jempson PDF Print

Keywords: children, youth, IDPs, migrants, asylum seekers, suicide, mental health, English, ethics, human rights, public relations, print, radio, visual, PR, community/minority media, English, French, all organizations, all regions

A journalist, author, university professor and trainer, with over 35 years experience in print, broadcasting and public relations. Mike Jempson has been Director of The MediaWise Trust since 1996. He co-founded the journalism ethics charity (then known as PressWise) with ‘survivors of media abuse’ in 1993.

Mike provides the public voice of MediaWise, advises individuals and organisations with complaints about the media, and runs training programmes and media literacy projects in the UK and internationally. He specializes in ethical coverage of children, youth, IDPs, migrants and asylum seekers.

Mike Jempson's CV

Miklos Sukosd PDF Print

Keywords: media and journalism theory, comparative media and journalism studies, media research, content analysis and discourse analysis, media and communication in transition societies, China, Central and Eastern Europe, post-Soviet media, post-communism, media pluralism and diversity, environmental sustainability and media/journalism, media and religion, curriculum development

Dr. Miklos Sukosd, a Senior Fellow at MDI, is a media researcher and university professor with 20 years of experience in media and journalism education at globally leading universities.

Miklos was Associate Professor at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong (2009—2013). He also served as Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, Central European University (1996—2009) and as Academic Director at the Center for Media and Communication Studies, Central European University (2004—2009). Miklos holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and an M.A. in Sociology from Harvard University.

He has published over 20 books, and many journal articles and book chapters about media and politics, and received several awards, grants and scholarships in media research and journalism.

Miklos Sukosd's CV

Nick Carter PDF Print

Keywords: Media, communications and community cohesion, reporting of diverse communities, local government relations with media around cohesion and diversity issues, Prague, Vienna, Bucharest and Morocco

Nick Carter is a consultant on media, communications and cohesion and has particular experience around the reporting of diversity and inequality. He spent 34 years in the British regional newspaper industry – 22 of them editing major titles. His last editorship was at the Leicester Mercury – during which time the newspaper became recognised internationally for its ground-breaking work in supporting the development of Leicester as a cohesive and harmonious multicultural city.

Nick has worked with newspapers, broadcasters, local authorities and other organisations. He has worked with the MDI at conferences and seminars for media decision makers in London (2004 & 2010), Vienna (2005), Prague (2009), Rabat (2009) and Bucharest (2010). He has worked with the British Council on community cohesion conferences in Vienna (2004) and Manchester (2009).

Currently he is the executive chair of Prospect Leicestershire, the economic development company set up in 2009 to work on regeneration, inward investment and business partnerships to support the economy of Leicester and Leicestershire.

Nick Carter’s CV

Rasha Abdulla PDF Print

Keywords:  media & diversity, cross-cultural communication, new media uses and effects, and freedom of expression, particularly as it relates to Internet-related communication, books: “The Internet in the Arab World: Egypt and Beyond" & "Policing the Internet in the Arab World"

Dr Rasha Abdulla is Associate Professor and Chair of Journalism and Mass Communication at the American University in Cairo. She is an international consultant, providing training to a list of clients, including IREX, Internews, the Anna Lindh Foundation, Media Diversity Institute, the Open Society Institute, Freedom House, Institute Panos Paris, Cospe International, Meridian Eaton International, NovoNordisk, the African Journalists' Union, Iraqi journalists, and others.

She lectures and conducts research on a variety of topics, including media diversity, cross-cultural communication, new media uses and effects, and freedom of expression, particularly as it relates to Internet-related communication. She provides training on public speaking, presentation skills, negotiation skills, leadership, organizational communication, development communication, crisis management, as well as marketing skills and writing and editing.

Rasha Abdulla’s CV

Verica Rupar PDF Print

Keywords: Diversity, Conflict, Media relations, Investigative journalism, Basic journalism, English, Serbian, Print, Academic Curricula Development, south east Europe, rest of the world, media

Dr Verica Rupar is an Associate Professor at the School of Communication Studies, Auckland University.

Her teaching and research interests are in comparative journalism studies, and in particular international reporting, political reporting and science reporting.

Her current projects are on journalism and meaning making and on journalism form and style in historical and comparative contexts - serial of projects on journalism practice in Serbia, New Zealand, Australia and the UK.

Verica Rupar's CV