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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 a Lecturer in the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff 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.
Antonio Granado, Portuguese journalist with 20 years of experience; also journalism professor since 1996. His areas of expertise are science journalism, online journalism, the usage of social media and new technologies, such as Internet in reporting.
He holds a MSc. in Science Journalism from the University of Boston. (USA) and a PhD from the University of Leeds (UK). More information abouth the trainer available on the following link:
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.
Keywords: Print, radio, Africa, HIV/AIDS, Child labour, health, English, media
Uganda based journalist, specialising in coverage of HIV/AIDS, Child labour, health issues, Water and sanitation.
Won the 2007 Honourable Mention of the International Award for Excellence in Journalism for excellence in Communication, for Defending Fundamental Rights and for Raising Public Consciousness, organized by The World Forum of Professionals and Institutions in Secular and Religious Media and the International Catholic Union of Press (UCIP) at Sherbrooke.
Keywords: Health, Armenian, Russian, English, youth, on line, print, all organizations, Caucasus, investigative journalism, development, monitoring
A journalism trainer who worked for Faculty of Journalism of Yerevan State University and Armenian School of Journalism for last two years. As a freelance journalism trainer he assisted various workshops in Armenia and Georgia organised by international organizations.
Co-trainer and Armenian editor of “Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Raising Workshop for Journalists”, UNFPA, May, 2008
Keywords: Russian, English, Bulgarian, all organizations, all themes, eastern Europe, south eastern Europe
Anatoly Verbin is an independent journalism trainer and media consultant, creating and running workshops in different countries. He was previously a correspondent for Reuters News Agency for 16 years working in the former Soviet Union and the Balkans.
Since 2002 he has designed and conducted training workshops in English and Russian. The subjects include Business, Ethical, Health and General News Journalism, Human Trafficking, Elections, NGOs and Development. Clients include Reuters Foundation, UNICEF, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), European Journalism Centre, IREX Europe, Eurasia Foundation, USAID, Transitions on Line, Internews Europe, RIA Novosti news agency, Interfax news agency and other individual media clients.
Oliver Wates is a full-time independent media consultant with more than 11 years experience in journalism training. He devises and runs workshops in English, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese all around the world, especially in the former Soviet Union. He was previously a correspondent for Reuters News Agency for 21 years and head of its Moscow bureau in 1991-94.
Keywords: Business, economy, basics in journalism, visual, English, French, Africa, media
Mauritian journalist and trainer, founding member of the African Economics and Business Editors Forum, South Africa in year 2000. Trained as a Journalist Trainer for Sub-Saharan Africa by Kalmar University (Sweden) in Lusaka, Zambia in August/September 2002 under the aegis of NSJ Foundation, Mozambique. Performed some of the leading roles in Mauritian national TV.
Keywords: New media, on-line, print, visual, radio, migrants, IDPs, media development, social diversity models, all organizations, Caucasus region, youth, English
Media expert and trainer on new media based in Baku, Azerbaijan. Currently working for Transitions Online, Prague based new media development international organization as Caucasus Project Manager.
Conducted more than 15 local and international training on new media related issues for NGOs, journalists, media workers, youth organizations, etc. all over Caucasus. Has wide experience in organizing trainings too.
Keywords: Elections, socially disadvantaged groups, community/minority media, radio, NGOs, media, health, English, rest of the world
Indonesian journalist, lecturer and trainer. Worked with journalists and NGOs as a trainer in election coverage and reporting about poverty. Worked with UNFPA-CARE programme and Internews in Indonesia.
Georgian journalist, worked for CAUCASUS PRESS news agency as the editor of the foreign news section and journalist.
Attended seminars on the European Union Activities in Georgia in the following fields: European Union - Georgia Relations; European Union – TACIS Programme; Democracy, Human Rights and Anti-corruption; Energy, Transport and Environment; Rehabilitation of Territories Affected by Conflicts and Assistance to Border Guards; Food Security and Agriculture, Food and Humanitarian Aid.
Also worked for Le Monde and contributed to several Georgian publications.
Keywords: Media development, ethnicity, health, All regions, All organizations, visual, print, radio, Hindi, English
Professor of Communication at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). Worked as an Assistant Editor (Leader Writer) with the Sunday Times of India, Times Television and the Navbharat Times from 1989 to 1992. At Navbharat Times, had been in-charge of Sunday magazine and leader writer; global politics as area of specialization.
Worked as a course leader in numerous projects revolving around international journalism.
Keywords: Investigative reporting, broadcast, media development, visual, ethnicity, refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, human trafficking, French, Italian, Tetum (East Timor), All regions, All organizations
US based trainer, journalist, consultant and project leader, specializing in human rights, media development, migrants and investigative journalism. Worked as a reporter or project leader for ICFJ/USAID, Internews, BBC, Al Jazeera, CNN and PBS
Keywords: Conflict, human rights, South America and Carribean, on-line, print, English, Spanish, French, media
Currently editor of the online edition of Semana, the current affairs weekly in Colombia. Also professor of digital journalism at the Center for Studies in Journalism (CEPER) at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism alumni, last year winner of an Ippie Award by the New York Comunity Media Alliance for political coverage of the US elections in a hispanic newspaper.
Keywords: Conflict, ethnic, race, religion, peace journalism, human rights, Africa, South East Europe, Print, broadcast, All organizations, English, French, German, Hindi, Telugu, Social Diversity model
Journalist and trainer specializing in post conflict media and peace journalism. Focuses on trust-building and reconciliation processes.
Worked as the chief of radio ONUCI FM, the radio of the UN mission in Cote d Ivoire. He was also engaged as a Radio Producer/Editor, UNMIK Radio, a key component of the UN’s department of public information in Kosovo, responsible for developing and supervising production of daily feature programmes in four languages Albanian, Serbian, Turkish and English on developments in Kosovo and the region with special emphasis on reconciliation and conflict resolution for distribution on local radio stations. Also cooperated with UNESCO.
Keywords: international affairs, terrorism and Islam, religion, conflict, Middle east, Rest of the world, French, Spanish, Czech, German, Modern Greek, Arabic, Farsi, print, broadcast, all organizations
Former Senior Fellow and media consultant with United States Institute of Peace. Nominating juror for 1999 and 2000 Pulitzer Prizes for international reporting. Current Position: Senior Vice President, Content, public broadcaster WITF, Inc. in USA. Published author with expertise in international broadcasting and foreign affairs.
Expertise in Middle East, Central Asia and Islam. Extensive speaking experience on Islamic movements and terrorism, including at U.S. Naval War College, National Defense University, and West Point. Significant experience in national and international media, both print and broadcasting.
Significant experience in organizing and moderating major conferences and seminars, especially dealing with international affairs, Islam, interfaith dialogue and the media.
Keywords: All regions, AIDS, conflict, peace journalism, ethnicity/race, refugees, IDPs, Asylum Seekers, minority media, community media, English, media development, human rights, general diversity, radio, print, visual, All organizations, English, hindu(?)
Currently an international trainer associated with the UK-based media development organisation, Thomson Foundation, and with organizations such as the inter-governmental group Asia-Pacific Institute of Broadcasting Development, Kuala Lumpur, and the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU). Responsibilities include delivery of training in many countries, design and delivery of media development projects and supervising documentary co-productions.
Broadcast background with print experience as well. Specific areas of interest include: human rights, conflict, diversity, migration, governance, media ethics and development issues.
Keywords: Tolerance, discrimination, human rights, gender, on-line, investigative reporting, Freedom of expression and diversity, Peace journalism, English, print, on-line, All Regions, All Organizations
British journalist, with wide experience as a reporter and news editor on leading British newspapers – for the last dozen years, an editorial consultant, training journalists and advising news organizations around the globe.
From 2005 to 2007, editorial director of the human rights reporting programme, working with the Great Britain-China Centre and Tsinghua University, producing the first manual of human rights reporting for Chinese journalists.
Half a year in Afghanistan (2004-5) as managing editor of the new national Pajhwok news agency (IWPR for USAID).
UN media consultant in Bangladesh (2001-2), for the UNDP's Parliament and Democracy project.