West University of Timisoara, Romania, Lecturer, Romania
Senior ICT Lecturer, with PhD in Web Sociology, teaching Web 2.0 and social media for social science students starting from 2007
Institute for Youth Development and Innovativity (Croatian Makers), Project Manager Assistant; Association for Communication and Media Culture (project Children of the Media), lecturer, Zagreb
Graduate student of Communication science, specialized for Public Relations, at Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb.
Four-year volunteer experience as a lecturer in Association for Communication and Media Culture on the project Children of the Media.
Project Manager Assistant at Institute for Youth Development and Innovativity (Croatian Makers): projects in STEM field in all Croatian educational institutions in order to improve digital literacy.
Interested in improving media literacy among students and youth, and using new media in eduaction as a basic tool for learning about media literacy.
Televizija Zapad, the main editor, Croatia
My interests are public relations, media literacy, the relationship between media towards media literacy and critical media content. I participated in an international conference (Bernays, May 2017) on which I was presenting a paper about media literacy, how many media wrote about media literacy during the curricular reform (Danijel Labaš, Petra Marinčić).
Communications Regulatory Agency, Bosnia & Herzegovina
The Communications Regulatory Agency, as part of its wider legal remit to regulate the audiovisual media sector and protect the public interest, has taken on the task of promoting media literacy and raising awareness of responsible and safe use of all media services. A special focus has been put on the protection of children and safe use of new information and communication technologies.
Political Science Student - Interdisciplinarz Research and Studies on Eastern Europe, Italy
My name is Angelo Massaro and I am very interested in media field in general as a student of political science specializing in southeastern Europe. This event I see as a great opportunity to learn something about how is media functioning. I would like to listen about new media problems and media manipulations and propaganda. How to understand which news are fake and which we should trust to? I would like to educate myself more in the MIL field and after that to help others also understand media better.
24sata, Video producer, editor, Croatia
Bachelor in journalism with three years of experience in television and online video. Video producer and editor in 24sata Video department.
Main interests in MIL field is how to deal with social media influence on news organisations, mainly the feedback channel it gives to consumers, and how to deal with Croatian consumers who are gravely specific in their understanding of media when compared to other European countries, especially the western part.
Alliance Internationale de Journalistes - EU Affairs, Belgium
Alliance Internationale de Journalistes – European Media Initiative
President EMI (European Media Initiative)
Promoter and spokesperson of the European Citizens' Initiative for Media Pluralism.
Member of the Alliance Internationale de Journalistes Administration Council and coordinator of the EU branch.
Expert in EU audiovisual and media policies, and member of the European Commission Media Literacy Expert Group.
Co-author of the book: Le carceri segrete della CIA in Europa (Secret CIA Prisons in Europe), with Giulietto Chiesa and Francesco Decarlo.
Sonja Merljak Zdovc
Časoris, Editor-In-Chief, Slovenia
Dr. Sonja Merljak Zdovc is the owner and editor of Časoris, Slovenia's online newspaper for children. Until April 2017, she was the education reporter at the national daily newspaper Delo. Her main interest in MIL field is getting to know the the best practices in teaching kids news, i. e. how to teach them to value media as a source of relevant information in their daily lives, how to recognize quality media and how to distinguish between fake and real news.
The Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Serbia, Serbia
I work as a adviser in the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Serbia, Unit for International cooperation and European. Having in the mind the importance of the MIL , it is important to increase media and information literacy among all citizens, and that is the reason why the project “Building trust in media in South East Europe and Turkey” is very important and useful.
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Sciences, Assistant Professor, Serbia
Assistant Professor at the Journalism and Communication department. Teaches Communication Science, Communication Theories, Media systems, Comparative media systems. Main research interests are in transformation of media systems and journalism, political communication, populist political communication.
VOICE OF AMERICA, USA
Oversees and guides the VOA Eurasia Division’s digital media creation, distribution and audience engagement in highly sophisticated media markets in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia and the Balkans. An experienced and creative producer, manager and strategist with strong leadership skills, a wide network of contacts and a wealth of journalistic expertise across media platforms.
Kurziv - Platform for Matters of Culture, Media and Society, vice president; kulturpunkt.hr, deputy editor-in-chief, Croatia
Matija Mrakovčić, journalist and deputy editor-in-chief of a non-profit portal Kulturpunkt.hr. Writes about regional independent cultural scene, civil society organisations, media, art and education. Works as a trainer of high school students, undergraduates and graduates in media literacy programs: Kulturpunkt’s Journalistic School, an informal program for young journalists, and a program developed in cooperation with the School of applied arts and design Zagreb, media literacy training for high school students, that has become a part of schools' curriculum and thus became a pioneering program in art high schools in Croatia.
GIZ, Adviser, Bosnia and Herzegovina
I've been working in communications for 10 years, advising government institutions how to be more proactive, transparent and engage citizens better. I look forward to hearing about the links between media literacy and trust building.
World Health Organization, Administration & Press Assistant, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Editor-in-Chief of medical students' journal Vox Medici 1998-2002, Clegg Scholar at British Medical Journal in 2001, member of UN Communications Gruop in BiH since 2007. In charge for press and social media of WHO Country Office for Bosnia and Herzegovina. General interest in media literacy and communications and its effects on society.
Freelance journalist and writer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Journalist and writer from Sarajevo, BiH, studied journalism and political sciences at Universities in Sarajevo, Oslo, Graz and Zagreb. Have a long time experience of working in online media and also volunteering on several projects related to youth and media. Academically and professionally interested in development of media in the digital age, including increasing media literacy and preventing hate speech in both traditional and social media. I would love to attend Media Meets Literacy as I am very eager to find out how other journalists and media workers can teach media consumers to be more effective communicators and critical thinkers.
OSCE, Press Officer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
I am a communications professional, with over seven years of experience in public relations. Currently, I serve as the national press officer at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, where I closely work with our programmatic staff to support the visibility and communication efforts of projects on countering violent extremism, anti-corruption, and gender. My interest for Media Literacy grew after I completed the first Internews Media Literacy Clinic in Sarajevo.
Amalia Nurul Muthmainnah
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Student, Belgium
I am currently in my second year studying Digital Communication Leadership (Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree). Seeing the ubiquitous use of internet with its risks and benefits, I always have this ambition to develop digital literacy in my beloved country, Indonesia. My interest on this particular issue grows as I studied about youths' online habit. Furthermore, my experience as a journalist for youth's newspaper makes me believe in youth empowerment, thus I really eager to learn more on how to enhance their skills through media (specifically digital media) literacy.