M M L S
Evens Foundation
and Partners invite you to
Media Meets Literacy in Sarajevo
Information, disinformation, civic competences.
Exploring the challenges of the rapidly changing media world
Previous conference: MMLW 2015 #MMLS2017
21 & 22 September 2017
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Fried Aernouts

StampMedia - General Co-ordinator, België

http://www.stampmedia.be

Works for StampMedia, a youth media and press agency with a strong focus on the representation of young people in mainstream media and general media participation of voices less heard.

Teresa Aguado

UNED, Professor, Spain

http://www.uned.es/grupointer

Professor on Equity and Diversity on Education. Intercultural Education.
Coordinator of Euro-Latinamerican Master on Intercultural Education (UNED, Spain)

Jose M. Aguilera-Carrasco

ICT assesor, Teacher's Centre of Coruña, Spain

http://www.scoop.it/t/aprender-desaprender

Wide experience of teamwork and managing, working as a teachers’ trainer.
Good communication skills received from in service training and International Projects.
Verbal communication skills improved in multicultural environments (co-operation with several European partners).
Organisational / managerial skills: At the moment I am the secretary of the CFR of Coruña, in which we work 13 people: I am an ICT adviser taking care of the management of the center and organizing different training activities.

Aida Mia Alić

CHwB BiH, Community Outreach Officer, B&H

http://www.chwb.org/bih;
http://www.facebook.com/CHwBBiH/

As a journalist and communication practitioner I have worked in different media houses and non-governmental organisations in B&H. At the moment I am employed at the Cultural Heritage without Borders (CHwB B&H), non-governmental organisation dedicated to safeguarding and protecting our common heritage, and promoting common values via different activities. Attending the conference, I aim to increase my knowledge in new media, how to use new technologies and informal education in increasing the engagement of people in addressing social issues. I seek for inspiration and the improvement of knowledge.

Armin Aljović

News agency Patria, journalist, BiH

http://www.nap.ba

Born in 1983 from Visoko
I'm working as a journalist since 2005.
My field of interest is topics in the field of reconciliation among the peoples of BiH and corruption

Jelena Alpeza

Dječji vrtić Pčelica, Zagreb, Hrvatska

Jelena Alpeza (48) is a Teacher at Kindergarten Pčelica (Zagreb, Croatia). She received the Mag. preasc. educ. inače University Study of Early and Preschool Education, Zagreb, Croatia. Her main areas of research interest isto the MIL of Early and Preschool Children.

Teja Antončič

Agency for Communication Networks and Services of the Republic of Slovenia, Head of Content Regulation, Slovenia

Head of Content regulation at Electronic Media Department at AKOS, an independent regulatory body that among other fields of activity regulates and supervises radio and audio-visual media services. I am in charge of project Gledoskop, Slovenian adaptation of the Dutch tool Kijkwijzer, which is an IT-supported system for classifying and labelling content that is potentially harmful for children and minors in audio-visual media services. Our aim is to further develop Gledoskop into a website for promotion of media literacy and to equip children, parents and educators with skills needed for responsible and critical media consumption.

Aldin Arnautovic

Voice of America, video journalist, Bosnia and Herzegovina

http://www.aldinarnautovic.info

I work as a journalist and media trainer as well. As part of NGO project SHL Academy for Civic Leaders, I have been developing educational module on Media litereacy.

Ioana Avadani

Center for Independent Journalism, Romania

http://www.cji.ro

Ioana Avadani is the executive director of the Center for Independent Journalism in Bucharest, Romania. In 2013 she was awarded the European Citizen of the Year prize of the European Parliament. She is a Council member of IFEX.
She has an experience of over 20 years in the media field, as a news agency deputy-in-chief, a TV editor and as a media developer with CIJ.
She coordinated professional training for journalists, targeted assistance for media operations, advocacy for transparency, press freedom and protection of journalists, curricula development and MIL for high schools.

Evangelia Avdelidou

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Psychoanalysis, Media Education, Film Education, Qualitative Research, Migration

Lana Babić

Directorate for European Integration, Advisor, Bosnia and Herzegovina

http://www.dei.gov.ba

Lana Babic is adviser in European Integration Promotion Unit, engaged in public relations, publishing, social media and event management activities. Lana is interested in media literacy especially in European integration context.

Matko Barišić

University of Osijek - Department of Cultural Studies, Student of Media culture, Croatia

I am 24 years old student of Media culture from Osijek, Croatia. My main interest in the field of MIL is the impact of social media on society.

Jutta Baumann

Stiftung Medienpädagogik Bayern, Germany

We are a foundation that invents media literacy projects in bavaria, escpecially for pupils, teachers and parents

Priscila Berger

Technische Universität Ilmenau, Research Assistant & PhD Candidate, Germany

https://www.tu-ilmenau.de/empk/team/priscila-berger/

Research Assistant at the Department of Empirical Media Research and Political Communication at TU Ilmenau, Germany. Currently involved in a project that aims to evaluate the media literacy curriculum of schools in the state of Thuringia, Germany. Main research interests: media effects on educational settings, media and the role of teachers, media education in schools.

Natallia Bialiayeva

EAVI, Belgium

http://www.eavi.eu

I have professional experience in IT Procurement and Management and academic background in Social Sciences. Recently, I have completed an Executive Master in EU Studies, Project Drafting and Management, at the moment I work as a Policy Officer in EAVI.
My main interest in the field of Media Literacy is new media and social change, how media can become a tool which enables citizen to address their problems, influence policies and provide feedback to policy makers and businesses.
At the event I’m interested to meet other CSOs and Media professionals using new media and technology, as a medium to engage citizens and represent their interests.

Dr. Elez Biberaj

Voice of America, USA

http://voanews.com

Dr. Elez Biberaj, Director of Eurasia Division, Voice of America. Will be accompanying VOA Director, Ms. Amanda Bennett.

Ioanna Bibou

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

academic professor in psychology, media education

Leila Bicakcic

Center for Investigative Reporting, Executive Director, Bosnia and Herzegovina

http://www.cin.ba

I'm the director and one of founders of CIN. Economist by profession, working with journalist by affiliation. Particularly interested in new trends in media business, online media and interaction on social media; how to recognize and fight against fake news? how to attract audience to lengthy in-depth investigative stories in era of online media?

Ivana Bilic

Radio Free Europe. Reporter, editor, videojournalkst, Bosnia and Herzegovina

https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/s?k=Ivana+bilic

I studied Journalism on Faculty of Philosophy, generation 2007/2012. I started working in may 2012. on OBN television, on PR and web editing positions. In december 2013. I started working on Radio Free Europe, Sarajevo bureau, as a radio reporter, news presenter on morning radio show, and video stories for TV Liberty. I film and edit videos on my own.

Katarina Blažina Mukavec

Association for Communication and Media Culture (DKMK), educational workshops and lectures coordinator, Croatia

http://www.djecamedija.org
http://dkmk.hr

2012 - 2014 Undergraduate teaching assistant (UTA)
2012 - today - Lecturer at Association for Communication and Media Culture (DKMK)
09/2016 - 12/2016 - Project ''Media Literacy in School and Family'' coordinator (DKMK)
10/2016 - today - educational workshops and lectures coordinator (Project Children of Media DKMK)
03/2017 - today - educational workshops and lectures coordinator (Project ''Describe me!'' Pragma and DKMK)
Main interests: media education - critical approach; children violence prevention; prevention of negative media influence

Tamara Bodor

World Youth Alliance Croatia, Office Leader, Hrvatska

https://www.wya.net/get-involved/chapters-committees/wya-croatia/

I have a MA from communication sciences with special intersts in media ethics; five years experience in Youth work and volunteers management, two years proffesional experience in leading a World Youth Alliance National Chapter dedicated to advocacy of human dignity and human rights. Currently I am on PhD of Croatian culture, my research area is social and political influence on Croatian emigration periodicals. My main interest in the MIL field is improving understanding of modern media in order to develop knowledge and skills needed for doctoral Research and additional work in the organization.

Tamás Bokor

Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

http://portal.uni-corvinus.hu/fileadmin/user_upload/hu/tanszekek/tarsadalomtudomanyi/mki/hajni/V4_publication.pdf

- co-author of "Developing Media Literacy in V4 region" conference proceedings and joint recommendations
- researcher of media literacy, media education and media knowledge in Hungary's most exposed institution for media literacy in higher education (Corvinus University of Budapest)

Rada Brajović

Vijesti online, online journalist, Montenegro

http://www.vijesti.me/

I have been working at Vijesti - http://www.vijesti.me/ since 2010. My main responabilities are: quickly collecting and analyzing information on any breaking news stories, editing articles before online publication, translating breaking news articles, web site comments moderation, maintenance of social media accounts…
I would love to hear about recognizing a manipulation coming from an unknown source. Of course, professional standards are always inspiring to be dealt. Constant journalists’ struggle between publishing information or waiting for the official confirmation is one more thing that would be important to discuss.

Aleksandar Brezar

BHRT, reporter/producer/editor, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Aleksandar Brezar was born in 1984 in Sarajevo. He is a presenter and reporter of the state broadcaster BHRT, he worked as a journalist at Radio 202, and on several documentaries for PBS, Holocaust Memorial Museum United States of America and Al Jazeera English. He has written and still writes for Balkanist, Massachusetts Review, Mediacentar and Analiziraj.

He has won the 2016 Jules Chametzky Prize for literary translation, two 2016 Europa Nostra awards for cultural heritage, as well as the 2017 Balkan Factchecking Award for his investigative journalism work.

Mirela Bruk

BBG/International Broadcasting Bureau, USA

Voice of America, International Broadcaster, Bosnian Service 1997-2006
BBG Analyst , Washington DC 2006-present

Haris Buljubašić

Global Shapers HUB, Curator, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Currently I am writing my MA thesis on How digital media influenced development of investigative journalism. I have worked as communication officer at Mozaik Foundation and Analitika Think Tank, I was program director at UG ISU BIH - AFS BIH and I have done journalism internships at N1 - CNN and Deutsche Welle.

Abel Carlier

Honorary professor at IHECS Belgium, Belgium

http://www.csem.be

Honorary Professor at the "Institut des Hautes Etudes en Communications sociales" IHECS Belgium. Co-Founder of Master in Education to the media IHECS-UCL, Belgium. Member of the Superior council in Education to the media (CSEM) of de Federation Wallonie Bruxelles. Suppleant Administrator of the RTBF Media analyst

Paolo Celot

EAVI, Belgium

http://www.eavi.eu

Founding member and Secretary General of EAVI - a not-for-profit international organisation active in media literacy and full citizenship. Over the last twenty-five years, Paolo has accumulated a considerable international experience in media working for long periods in London, Milan and Brussels for broadcasters, advertising agencies and public institutions. He is a member of the EC group on media literacy and of the CDMSI of the CoE. Contributed to four European-wide studies on media literacy in the EU27, to audiovisual productions and authored various books and publications. He also speaks often on media-related subjects at public events.

Lana Cibci

Edward Bernays College of Communication Management, Croatia

http://www.djecamdija.org;
http://www.dkmk.hr

Lana Ciboci is a Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Zagreb. She is one of the authors of the first public opinion study on Media Literacy in Croatia. She is a member of the Croatian team of the EU Kids Online Project and The Digital International Media Literacy eBook Project (DIMLE). She is a Vice President of the Association for Communication and Media Culture, within which the Children of the Media project was implemented, the biggest media education project in Croatia with more than 600 workshops held for 12.000 participants in Croatia from 2011-2017.

Rocío Collado Alonso

University of Valladolid, Spain. Lecturer., Spain

I'm a Lecturer of Advertising and Public Relations at University of Valladolid, Spain.
I'm interesting in Visual Literacy and the impact of social media on education.

Kris Custers

StampMedia, Media Literacy Expert, Belgium

http://www.stampmedia.be

I am an ex-TV journalist who is currently working with socially vulnerable young people and schools in the region of Flanders. I am responsible for educational packages about media literacy, with a focus on journalism. Our lesson packages consist of lessons about fake news, conspiracy theories, deontology and more.

Ilcho Cvetanoski

OBC Transeuropa, correspondent / Index on Censorship, regional correspondent, Republic of Macedonia

https://mappingmediafreedom.org

Regional correspondent at Index on Censorshi-Mapping Media Freedom project and analyst for OBCT. More than 12 years of working experience for different media outlets – newspapers, news agency, and national TV station – in Macedonia.
B.A. in Journalism from “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” University in Skopje and M.A. in Democracy and Human Rights from the University of Bologna and Sarajevo. VOA fellow at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.
MA thesis on the role of media literacy in transitional societies - comparative study on Slovenia and Serbia. MIL as toll against propaganda/fake news and for fostering active citizenry.

Selma Ćenanović

student, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Selma Ćenanović, born in Bihać 15. 04.1997. Student on Faculty of political science in Sarajevo, department for Journalism.
Main interest is to expand knowledge and information about my future job and get more experience. Also to meet new people. This can really help to my education.

Maida Ćulahović

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.

Vesima ČičkušićI

University of Tuzla, senior assistent, BiH

I am a senior assistant at University of Tuzla. I am a doctor of journalistic science. The theme of my doctoral thesis was media literacy. I have written several papers about media literacy. I am particularly interested in the issue of integrating media literacy into curricula.

Emina Daut

Radiotelevision of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

http://www.bhrt.ba

Lives and works in Sarajevo, Head of Children's and Youth Programme BHT1
(Radio and Television of Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Started 2006 in Children's and Youth Programme on BHT1 -being producer and scriptwriter of numerous tv programs, tv debates, documentaries and educational films and programs...

Susana De Andrés

University of Valladolid - lecturer, Spain

https://www.facebook.com/confinessociales/

Director of Master in Communication with social aims
Ethics & Communication Lecturer
Member of Chair in gender studies of University of Valladolid
Member of feminist organizations

wouter de meester

mediaraven vzw, Belgium

http://www.mediaraven.be

stafmember of Mediaraven, a Belgian non-profit organisation working on medialiteracy. Projectmanager on different media-literacyprojects as mediacoach.be, weetewa.be, deschaalvanm.be,

Andy Demeulenaere

imec - Mediawijs, coordinator, Belgium

https://en.mediawijs.be/

Andy Demeulenaere coordinates Mediawijs, the Knowledge Centre for Media Literacy for the Flemish Community in Belgium. This centre stimulates and coordinates Digital and Media Literacy in the Dutch speaking half of Belgium through the development of information, networks, tools and training for intermediaries like teachers, social workers and librarians and through campaigns to the general public.

Ana Dokler

website medijskapismenost.hr, editor in chief, Croatia

http://www.medijskapismenost.hr/

After MA in journalism, from Faculty of Political Science of Zagreb University, and working as journalist and editor in different websites and magazines, in 2016. I participated in developing and now I am editor at website medijskapismenost.hr, launched by Agency of Electronic Media in cooperation with UNICEF Croatia. My main interests are media influence on children, parent's impact on children's media literacy, teaching media literacy in schools.

Inna Dubinsky

U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors/International Broadcasting Bureau, Development & Media Training Manager, USA

http://www.bbg.gov

Develop innovative and pioneering media projects that provide additional funds to further programming initiatives of BBG/IBB and international journalism training. Negotiate with other government agencies, foundations and international organizations for grants, underwriting and other forms of support and partnerships.

Marijana Dvorski

Dječji vrtić Različak, preschool teacher, Hrvatska

As a preschool teacher I am interested in implementing media literacy in our curriculum.

Mirnes Đozić

Evropa Magazin, Urednik, Bosnia and Herzegovina

http://evropamagazine.com
http://ilijas.net

Polje fokusa se svodi na svakodnevno informisanje javnosti o dešavanjima.

Marina Đukić

Department of Cultural Studies Osijek, postdoctoral researcher, Croatia

Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Cultural Studies in Osijek. Conducts teaching lectures at Media Culture Courses (Basics of Journalism, Public Media Literacy, Media Typology). Has B.A. in Journalism, uni.spec. in European Studies (2008), PhD degree (2015) on thesis Cultural aspects of European Media Policy – Consequences on media system of Republic of Croatia.
Her scientific focus is in investigating media agendas, cultural aspect of news production, questions of identity and media presentation as well as the question of journalist’s ethics – fake news, framing news, disinformation etc.

Kenan Efendic

Center for Investigative Reporting; Digital Media Manager, Bosnia & Herzegovina

http://www.cin.ba

Versatile online midfielder || Eight-year experience in online, investigative and data journalism, as well as good skills in copy-editing. I worked as journalist and later editor-in-chief at one of the biggest online media in Bosnia and Herzegovina - Radiosarajevo.ba. After that I worked as website and social media editor at The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project - www.occrp.org and now I work as digital media manager in non-profit, fully independent Center for Investigative Reporting

Barbara Eppensteiner

Okto Community-TV Vienna, Editor in Chief / In Charge for Workshops and Trainings and Community Media Forum Europe (http://cmfe.eu), Austria

http://www.okto.tv

Studies in Media Communication and Cultural Studies in the early 90th, Managing a Center for Media Literacy and Media Education from 1997 to 2005, since 2005 editor in Chief of a Vienna based open acess TV Channel, that sees itself as a project to improve media literacy especially amongst it´s users and offers trainings to the public. Main Interrest: Cultural Participation for marginalised groups through Media Activism

Arman Fazlic

BH Journalists Association, Editor, Bosnia and Herzegovina

http://bhnovinari.ba

As a journalist I have been engaged in reporting for radio and online magazine. Currently I am a correspondent fot the Italian Paeseitaliapress.it. I hold a Master degree in Political Science. I am interested in the topic as my current primary engagement is in BH Journalists Association, the national NGO dedicated to promotion of freedom of expression and journalists labor and professional rights and safety, where I work as editor of the online contents and e-newsletter. I look forward in meeting you in Sarajevo.
Thank you u for consideration.

Maja Fistrić

Djeca medija (Children of The Media), Community manager, Croatia

My name is Maja Fistrić. I graduated at Croatian Studies on a subject of "Privacy Policy and Social Networks". I volunteer in Association for Communication and Media Literacy on project "Children of the Media" from 2014. My main interests are promoting media literacy and teaching children and their parents about positive and negative effects of Internet.

E. Nicoleta Fotiade

Mediawise Society, Romania

http://www.mediawise.ro

I am a media literacy educator and researcher with 14 years of experience in media literacy training with children and adults in Romania and in Europe. I coordinated and (co) authored several media research studies and support materials for media literacy education. In 2006 I graduated with a Master of Arts in Communication from the University of Westminster (London, UK). I am Chair and Co-founder of Mediawise Society and founding member of the media watchdog - ActiveWatch Romania.

Gyora Gal

Itanu Productions Associées, Belgium

http://www.itanu.net.
http://www.projet-pan.site

For more than twenty years Gyora Gal is involved in conflict resolution projects through the media and the audiovisual. Recent project PAN! brought young groups of jews and muslims to collaborate on creatif media and elaborate on terrorism, racism and the situation that both communities are experiencing in Brussels at time of terror menaces.

Agustin Garcia Matilla

University of Valladolid, Dean, Spain

http://sjc.uva.es

AUTHOR OF MANY EDUCOMMUNICATION BOOKS

Tanja Gavrilović

Chief editor of the news portal www.infors.ba, BiH

http:///

Respected,

My name is Tanja Gavrilovic. I finished the Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Journalism in Pale in 2011. After studying, I worked part-time for the Serbian Republic News Agency (SRNA), and then as a correspondent for the magazine Express, which are issued by daily newspapers "Avaz".
After that, I started work as a journalist for the news portal www.infors.ba, where I was, after some time, promoted to the position of editor in chief.
As a personal capacity and competence, I would single out communication, openness, spontaneity, ability to adapt to different environments.
I hope that you will accept my application.

David Geerts

Mintlab (KU Leuven / imec), Research Manager, Belgium

http://www.mintlab.be/

I am research manager of the Meaningful Interactions Lab (mintlab) of KU Leuven and imec, and set up and supervise several research projects on human-centered design and evaluation. I have a PhD in Social Sciences on the Sociability of Interactive Television, for which I developed heuristics for designing and evaluating social television interfaces. I am co-founder of the Belgian SIGCHI.be chapter (now CHI Belgium), and was general chair of ACM TVX2015, the second ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for Television and Online Video. My current interests include media literacy for adolescents when consuming news.

Sara Goll

University of Osijek - Department of cultural studies, student of media culture, Croatia

I am a 24 year old student of media culture at Department of cultural studies in Osijek. I am a big fan of movies, crime novels, rock music and social media. My main interest in the MIL field are propaganda, journalism and visual literacy in the New Media Age.

Domagoj Grbeš

Fakultet političkih znanosti, Croatia/Hrvatska

http://-

I'm second year journalis student at the Faculty of political science. Always interested in media and how they work, I impress how FPZG offers me chance to provide on. One day, I would like to work as a foreign affair journalist or investigation journalist on TV, so TV is my favourite media.
Also, I would like to learn a lot about media literacy, because I think we don't learn anything about this in schools.

Lusine Grigoryan

Media Initiatives Center, Armenia

https://media.am/en/Media-literacy-roadmap-destination-school
http://media.am/mediabattle

Lusine Grigoryan is the Media literacy project manager at Media Initiatives Center leading the initiatives towards promoting ML in the country, integrating it into school and university curricula, training teachers, librarians and trainers, develop interactive resources for trainers and students

Alfonso Gutiérrez

University of Valladolid (Spain). Professor, Spain

http://educacionmediatica.es

Director of "International Conference on Media Education" (educacionmediatica.es)
More info: http://alfguti.wixsite.com/alfonsogutierrez

Olga Gututui

Coordinating Council of Audiovisual in Moldova, member of Council, Republic of Moldova

From 2011 to 2015 I worked in the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova. I was the chief adviser at the Parliamentary Committee for Culture, Education, Research, Youth, Sports, and Mass-Media. I was responsible for the Mass-Media, Youth and Copyright segment. Since April 2015 I was elected member of the Coordinating Council of Audiovisual in Moldova. During this period I was involved in various projects related to the development and future aspects of the field but and the phenomenos of disinformation and media manipulation. Presently, I am member of the working group that is aimed to improve media legislation in the Republic of Moldova.

Jesenka Hadžajlija

Directorate for European Integration BiH, Head of Promotion Department, Bosnia and Herzegovina

http://www.dei.gov.ba

An energetic, ambitious and experienced professional with an extensive international background. As a Public Diplomacy postgraduate who also possesses more than ten years’ of middle managerial experience in public administration and European integration process, interested in media literacy especially in European integration context.

Sanne Hermans

Mediawijs, Nieuws in de klas, Belgium

http://www.nieuwsindeklas.be
http:///
http://www.mediawijs.be

Mediawijs.be, the Flemish Knowledge Centre for Media Literacy, wants to make all citizens today and tomorrow able to consciously, critically and actively move themselves in a mediatized society.

Currently working on the project Nieuws in de klas.
News, Information, disinformation, civic competences.

Mario Hibert

University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Philosophy, Ass. Prof. and Head of the Dept. of Comparative Literature and Librarianship, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Phd in Information and Library Sciences (Univiersity of Zagreb, Croatia). Ten years of teaching subjects and publisihing articles on critical librarianship, critical information literacy, digital culture, new media, information ethics and politics etc.

Stéphane Hoebeke

RTBF, juriste, 1044 Brussels-Belgium

Media Education- Responsible of the coordination of Media Education

Dorotea Horvat

Department of Culturology, student, Croatia

22 years old, student of Media culture, 3rd year, from Osijek; my main interests in this field are new-age media, how to write interesting and good article, how to convey an information to public, how to be objective, effects of photography in articles on public opinion. I am very interested in this kind of conference where you can learn firsthand about field of media, especially when you gain experience.

Amela Hrasnica

Foreign Policy Initiative BH, Communication and Project Officer, Bosnia and Herzegovina

http://www.vpi.ba

Amela holds an MA degree in English language and literature from Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo. In 2012 she completed her BA studies at the same faculty. She worked as teacher of English language. She completed her year-long internship in the Press Office of the Office of the EU Special Representative in BiH and has worked in the EU Delegation to BiH. She has been working in FPI BH since February 2016.

Zarfa Hrnjić Kuduzović

University of Tuzla, Faculty of Philosophy, Dpt. Journalism, Assistant Professor, Bosnia and Herzegovina

http://www.ff.untz.ba/index.php?page=Zarfa

Zarfa Hrnjic Kuduzović (1981), Assistant Professor at University of Tuzla
Work Experience: 10.1.2013. – present Assistant Professor
9.1.2008.- 10.1.2013. Senior Teaching Assistant
1.4. 2004. – 9.1. 2008. Teaching Assistant

Interest in the MIL field: Internet Generation Informing, Credibility of Online News, Evaluating Online News among Youngsters...

Ana-Maria Huluban

Transylvania College, Teacher of Media Studies, Romania

http://www.mediastudies.transylvania-college.ro;
http://www.anamariahuluban.com

I am a teacher of Media Studies and Media Literacy, covering media education for KS2-5 students at Transylvania College, Romania. I am very much interested in getting the younger generations to understand how media representations are constructed, what they can do with media and how to curate online media content as new digital technologies are now present in all areas of their life. As media literacy is a new subject in our school, I need to create my own resources and build a curriculum that is suited for my students. After figuring out the best structure for my courses I would like to get involved in the creation of a national curriculum.

Vesna Husein-Nikodinoska

Macedonian Institute for Media, Program Manager, Macedonia

http://www.mim.org.mk

I have 15 years experience in the media sphere, as a journalist and NGO project manager. Focused on managing projects, as well as publication and research activities of MIM. Editor and co-editor of different publications in the area of media and communications, as well as trainer in media literacy. I worked as a journalist in several Macedonian print media. Attended numerous trainings and conferences related with journalism, media and communications in the country and abroad. Main interests in MIL field: new educational and training tools for trainers and teachers; tools and practices for educating public; hate speech and discrimination.

Rafael Huybrechts

Department of Culture, Youth & Media - Policy Advisor Media, Belgium

At the Department of Culture, Youth & Media I advise on policy matters concerning media literacy, media innovation, videogames and the audiovisual sector. One of my main dossiers is the Flemish Knowledge Center for Media Literacy (mediawijs.be).

Vesna Ivic Hercigonja

Dječji vrtić Sunčana, Zagreb, Hrvatska

Vesna Ivic Hercigonja (50) is a Teacher at Kindergarten since 2005. She graduated from Faculty of Teaching Education University, Zagreb, Croatia. Vesna I.H. haški bernat.anita@gmail.com involved in se vera development projects. She wants to improve hers MIL skills.

Hana Ivković

Student, Faculty of Political Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia

http://N/A

Student of journalism at FPZG, Zagreb. Jounalist and Editor at Global student newspaper. I want to specialize in Media Literacy.

Ivana Jelaca

Media Diversity Institute Western Balkans (MDI WB), Executive director, Serbia

http://www.media-diversity.org/en/

My work in MDI WB is focused on using the power of media to promote intercultural dialog and inclusion of marginalised groups. MDI WB uses MIL, as a tool to foster participation of informed citizens regardless their cultural or social background and works on combating hate speech, which is often caused by stereotypes and prejudices based on any category of 'otherness'. Prior to establishing MDI WB, I have worked at Media Diversity Institute UK and completed MA Diversity and the Media, theory and practice based course designed to equip media professionals with the knowledge and skills to manage social diversity in the media.

Ivana Jurakić

Dječji vrtić Izvor, Preschool teacher, Croatia

I am a preschool teacher for 11 years. I have graduated on Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb (mag.praesc.educ). I am working as a preschool teacher in kindergarden in Childen hospital Zagreb. During my faculty education I was listening many lessons regarding importance of media literacy starting from babyhood. I would like to participate in order to achive additional knowledge which can be implemented in my daily work with preschool children.

Ines Jurković

DKMK, Social Media Coordinator, Croatia

Communication specialist from Croatia, working at IT company. As a master of journalism, for the past 5 years, Ive been a part of the Association for Communication and Media Culture, and one of the volunteers for Children of Media project. My current role is Social Media Coordinator for the project, as well as occasional lecturer of media literacy in the elementary schools. My main interest is media literacy education of children, parents and teachers, through systematic and well coordinated approach, like the one we nurture through the awarded program Children of Media.

Nela Kacmarcik

Communication Officer, UNICEF BiH, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Communication Officer in UNICEF Bosnia and Herzegovina
PhD Candidate, Faculty of Economics, University of Sarajevo

Nela Kacmarcik

UNICEF Bosnia and Herzegovina, Communication Officer, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Communication Officer in UNICEF Bosnia and Herzegovina since 2005. PhD Candidate at the University of Sarajevo in the field of Economics. Interested in ethical issues related to media literacy concerning children and youth.

Aida Kalender

AKCIJA, programme director, Bosnia and Herzegovina

http://www.akcija.org.ba

As an experienced cultural manager, Aida Kalender currently leads cultural organisation AKCIJA Sarajevo, which focuses on participatory cultural policies development in BiH, advocacy campaigns for cultural causes and moderation of dialogue among various cultural stakeholders. She holds MA degree in Arts and Media Management from the Utrecht School of Arts and a MA degree in European Cultural Policy and Management from the University of Warwick, where she studied as a Chevening scholar. Aida has worked for years as a journalist and an editor of media related web portal Media.ba. Interested in visual literacy and the phenomenon of fake news.

Marijana Kandić

English language teacher, Communication officer(freelance), Bosnia and Herzegovina

Born 01.09. 1987. Acquired BA in English language and literature in 2011 and since then has been working as a teacher (with people of different cultural and social backgrounds) and translator/interpreter for almost 7 years in different fields (education, development, business, economy, IT,etc.). From September 2016 till May 2017 worked as an assistant for Monitoring and Communication in GIZ.
Main interests: improving and modernizing education, cross-culture cooperation, social media as impetus for positive (ex)change and abolishment of hate speech and nationalistic propaganda.

Refik Kasi

Chef Editor Bosnian language in RTK 2, Kosovo

Completing Masters in Public Administration and Diplomacy at AAB University
Political Sciences faculty.

Marina Kavaz-Siručić

Directorate for European Integration, spokesperson, Bosnia and Hezegovina

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=direkcija%20za%20evropske%20integracije

BA in journalism, 7 years of experience in electronic and print media, 10 years of experience in public service on communication jobs, interested in media literacy in the context of EU integration, new media, technology, as well as ethics in media.

Assya Kavrakova

European Citizen Action Service (ECAS), Director, Belgium

http://www.ecas.org

Ms. Assya Kavrakova is the Director of ECAS - an international non-profit organization, based in Brussels, with a pan-European membership and 26 years of experience in EU citizens’ rights enforcement and civic participation in the EU decision-making process. She is also a member of the Stakeholder group of the REFIT Platform for Better Regulation.
Before joining ECAS, Ms. Kavrakova served as the Director of European Policies Program at the Open Society Institute in Sofia, Bulgaria, where she was also leading the analytical and research activity of the European Policies Initiative. She has a Master’s degree in Law and in European Studies.

Ahmed Kosovac

Youth Forum of Naša stranka, International officer, BiH

https://www.facebook.com/kosovac.a
http://;
http://instagram.com/ahmed.kosovac

As someone who works in media I understand the importance of media in society. From the beginning of my University studies I started experimenting working in media; online, radio, local and regional TV stations, and so on. Later on I realized that social media are right now most influential so I focused the most on improving my knowledge in that field. Today I'm international officer in Youth Forum of Naša stranka and in charge of all the online communication with some of the international organisations. Literacy, especially when it comes to social media, is important and not commonly talked about, so I hope to talk and hear about it on MML.

Veronika Kranjčević

University of Osijek - Department of Cultural Studies, Student of Media culture, Croatia

I am 23 year old student of Media Culture at Department of Cultural Studies in Osijek. My main interests in the MIL field are visual literacy, new media and technology, journalism and propaganda.

Bernarda Krizmanić

Catholic University of Croatia, student, Croatia

I am a 22 year old student of Communication Sciences and I am on my second year. My main interests in my field would be sensationalism, fake news, development of new media and the importance of ethics in journalism.

Renata Krvavica Marinković

Dječji vrtić Različak, Preschool teacher, Croatia

I am preschool teacher (mag.praesc.educ) in kindergarten Različak, Zagreb. I am working for 19years as a teacher with the role of german language acquisition for preschool children. Media is helping me in my daily work with the children, colleagues, and parents. My expectation from this conference is to adopt additional knowledge and ideas which can be implemented in my work with preschool children.

Elizaveta Kucherova

n-ost, Germany

https://medianavigatory.net/

Elizaveta Kucherova is currently working as a Project Manager at n-ost, The Network for Reporting on Eastern Europe. Among other things she is co-responsible for the media literacy project „Media Navigator“, The International Laboratory for MIL, which brings together experts from the Eastern Partnership countries, Russia and the EU.

Nermina Kuloglija

Faculty of Political Sciences, student, Bosnia and Herzegovina

My name is Nermina Kuloglija and I am student of Communicology. I am on the third (final) year. I've been improving my knowledge about media through a lot of seminars and practices. I am Intern in Center for Investigative Reporting and volunteer in Institute for social researches on Faculty of Political Sciences.
I was participant in Journalists Academy 2017. and many other seminars and courses.

Danijel Labaš

DKMK, Croatia

http://www.dkmk.hr;
http://www.djecamedija.org

Danijel Labaš, Ph. D., Associate Professor
Born in 1965. Philosophy and theology in Zagreb and Rome (Pontificia Università Gregoriana) and in 1996 Ph. D. in communication science at Università Pontificia Salesiana in Rome. Among others, I am teaching topics Media pedagogy, Media in education, Media and children, Media and violence.
I am President of Association for communication and media culture (Društvo za komunikacijsku i medijsku kulturu), Zagreb (Croatia).

Luc Lauwers

Critical Mass, Project Leader, The Netherlands

http://www.criticalmass.nl

Luc Lauwers combined Cultural Anthropology with Conflict Studies and Slavic Studies, and​ ​conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Bosnia and Serbia. He is specialized in multiculturalism,​ ​nationalism and Europeaness, and currently works in the field of social​ ​activism, prejudice, racism and conflict. As a project leader at the Dutch NGO Critical​ ​Mass, he researches cultural diversity and translates social science, anthropological concepts​ ​and conflict theory into interactive exhibitions, events, films, games and teaching materials.​ ​He furthermore teaches at Utrecht University, at the department of Cultural Anthropology​.

Maria Leonida

Karpos Centre of Education and Intercultural Communication, Director, Greece

http://www.karposontheweb.org
http://www.marialeonida.com

Documentary Film director and Media Educator. Director of KARPOS, producing methodology and media training for children, youth and adult educators. Experienced in nationwide Arts in Education and Film Literacy projects while adjusting media literacy practices to other causes with workshops for MCE, British Council, WWF, Action Aid, Municipalities, Libraries and minority groups initiatives. Awarded projects include: The Videomuseums and My own opinion. Current interest to promote youth' s digital use towards awareness and learning.

Jaroslaw Lipszyc

Modern Poland Foundation, CEO, Poland

http://nowoczesnapolska.org.pl/

Jarosław Lipszyc is President of the Modern Poland Foundation. Before he started working for the Modern Poland Foundation he worked for many years as a journalist, poet and musician, and currently still is an active booster of modern education and open culture. He's the conceptual author of the "Media and Information Literacy Competencies Catalogue" and a leader of the multiple MIL projects run by the Modern Poland Foundation.

Dalila Ljubičić

Asocijacija medija, executive director, Serbia

http://www.asmedi.org

Dalila is working in media industry for 18 years. She is responsible for the involvement of Asocijacija medija (association of print and on-line publishers in Serbia) in the socially respnsible project "Do you understand media?", aimed to promote media literacy in schools. Dalila is mainly interested in improving media industry business standards and regional cooperation.

Ilda Londo

Albanian Media Institute, Research Coordinator, Albania

http://www.institutemedia.org

Ilda Londo works as a research coordinator at the Albanian Media Institute since 2001. She has been dealing with various research projects where AMI has been involved, such as study of trends that affect media freedom and independence, research on media ownership and concentration, monitoring performance of regulatory authorities and independent institutions on media development, ethnic minorities coverage, media landscape surveys, broadcasting development trends, self-regulation and ethical issues, etc.

Antonela Lukić

Hrvatsko katoličko sveučilište, Croatia

My name is Antonela Lukić, I'm 24 years old and I'm studying communication sciences at Catholic University of Croatia. I'm interested in media literacy as well as ethical reporting. I would like to know in which ways journalists can promote tolerance and promote the fight against discrimination.

Cristina Lupu

Center for Independent Journalism Romania, Programs Director, Romania

Cristina Lupu has an experience of more than 15 years in the media field, having worked as a journalist and as a media activist. She coordinates various programs, from professional trainings for journalists, advocacy for transparency and accountability of public authorities, press freedom and protection of journalists to media literacy and civic engagement programs. Currently, she is involved in program aiming at improving the capacity of the Romanian high schools to provide a meaningful and efficient media education to the students, helping the youth to critically receive media messages and responsibly using the media tools.

Agata Łuczyńska

School with Class Foundation, Polska

http://szkolazklasa.org.pl

Co-Founder and President of Board of the School with Class Foundation. Since 2009 develops national and international educational programs focused on developing students’ overall digital literacy, critical thinking, collaboration and problem solving skills. In 2014 included in the New Europe 100 list, gathering leaders of innovation from Central and Eastern Europe. In 2017,pointed out as one of a 100 people who have most contributed to the developement of digital skills by the Polish Broad Alliance for Digital Skills.

Eleri Lõhmus

University of Tartu, teacher, Lossi 36, Tartu, Estonia

Visual literacy

Laura Malita

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

Ines Mari

Institute for Youth Development and Innovativity (Croatian Makers), Project Manager Assistant; Association for Communication and Media Culture (project Children of the Media), lecturer, Zagreb

http://croatianmakers.hr/en/home/

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.

Petra Marinčić

Televizija Zapad, the main editor, Croatia

http://www.zapad.tv

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).

Azra Maslo

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.

Angelo Massaro

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.

Giovanni Melogli

Alliance Internationale de Journalistes - EU Affairs, Belgium

https://www.mediaeducation.fr/fr/Accueil.htm

Giovanni Melogli
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

http://casoris.si

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.

Ana Milojevic

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.

Matija Mrakovcic

Kurziv - Platform for Matters of Culture, Media and Society, vice president; kulturpunkt.hr, deputy editor-in-chief, Croatia

http://www.kulturpunkt.hr

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.

Mirza Muminovic

World Health Organization, Administration & Press Assistant, Bosnia and Herzegovina

https://www.facebook.com/WHOBIH/

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.

Elma Muric

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.

Zlatan Music

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.

Naida Nakas-Safin

U.S. Embassy Sarajevo/Press Assistant/Social Media Manager, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Journalism graduate who has been working as a communicator for the past 20 years. Great passion and interest in social media and its impact on the future of "traditional" journalism.

Zlatko Novakovic

UG Pogon, President, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Director of Pop art festival

Getting acquainted with ambitious young people

Mladen Obrenovic

Faculty of Political Sciences Sarajevo, PhD candidate & Al Jazeera Balkans, web journalist, Croatia/BiH

experience: Al Jazeera Balkans (2013 - now), tportal Zagreb (2010 - 2013), Jutarnji list Vukovar (2003 - 2010), Glas Slavonije Vukovar (2002 - 2003), local media in Eastern Croatia (1996 - 2002)
education: Faculty of Political Sciences Sarajevo, Phd candidate (now), Master's Degree (2014 - 2016)
main interests: Journalism, Media, Online Journalism, News Writing, Digital Media, Social Media...

Anne-Claire Orban

Media Animation, media education international project manager, Belgium

http://www.media-animation.be

In her various roles as coordinator of a Youth Organization of ME, as trainer, as online community facilitator, Anne-Claire Orban has developed a wide range of expertise in the field of Media Education, especially concerning young people and their web practices. She also taught “Uses and web : challenges and future” at High Communication School (IHECS, Brussels). She’s now trainer and project manager in the international relations sector of Media Animation (Brussels, Belgium).
Her main interests are about Media Education pedagogical approaches, the relationships between Media Education, media and diversities.

Ira Ornik

Catholic University of Croatia, Student, Croatia

Student of Communication Sciences at the Catholic University of Croatia, former journalist, politics lover, altruist. The meaning and the core idea behind my future profession, aswell as its main goal, is the ethical reporting aimed at the welfare of the public, advocacy for fundamental human rights and freedoms and the promotion of diversity.

Leali Osmančević

Teaching Assistant, Department of Communication Sciences, Catholic University of Croatia, Croatia

Since 2008 I am member and lecturer in media literacy project Children of Media which in 2010 became Association for Communication and Media Culture (www.dkmk.hr) and today is one of the biggest media literacy NGO's in the Europe. I was coordinator of national media literacy project "Children of the media for media literate Croatia" as well as the coordinator of three violence prevention programmes for children, parents and teachers and author of several educational publications for media literacy. My scientific interests and published papers are in the field of children, media, media literacy and media ethics.

Prince Oteng

Judah foundation, Ghana

http://www.judahfoundation.com

Judah Foundation is an NGO the supports the less privilege in deprived areas. My main interest in MIL is the use of social media to empower the volnurable

Ana Paula Paiva

Team for Educational Technology and Resources from the Directorate-General for Education, Portuguese Ministry of Education and Science, Pedagogical Technician, Portugal

https://independent.academia.edu/AnaPaulaPaiva2ICT4D

PhD in Educational Sciences - eLearning and distance learning,
Master in Educational Sciences – specialization in ICT Educational appliances, Master in Chemical Engineering.

Pedagogical consultant, teachers trainer, teacher.

Main interests - eLearning and distance learning, ICT Educational appliances, efficiency and safety on the use of internet and ICT tools and resources, ICT and educational special needs, 2ICT4D

Matija Palijan

University of Osijek - Department of Cultural Studies, Student of Media culture, Croatia

I am a student on the 3rd year of Media Culture in Osijek's Department of Cultural Studies and visiting the seminars and workshops and meeting new people would greatly help me and my colleagues in learning more about our field of studies.

Marija Pastuović

Association for Communication and Media Culture, Lecturer, Croatia

http://dkmk.hr/

Master of Journalism, TVJournalist

Volunteer in Media Literacy project named Djeca medija (Children of the Media) ran by Association for Communication and Media Culture (DKMK). My activities include lecturing in elementary and high schools, preparing the educational materials and managing social media channels.

Iva Pavlović

RTV Budva, Editor in chief, Montenegro

Iva Pavlovic. Born on October 19th, 1973, Belgrade. Working as a tv reporter, tv host and columnist on variety of media in Montenegro. Today editor in chief on Television Budva, smalll local TV station, formed as public service.
Themes I am interested are: visual literacy, fake news, the future of conventional media in today world

Veronika Pelle

Corvinus University of Budapest, assistant lecturer / National Media and Infocommunications Authority, Hungary, expert on digital literacy development, Hungary

Veronika Pelle (1986) received her master’s degrees in Communication & Media and English Language & Literature, which she completed with a Teaching Degree. After a traineeship at the European Commission in Brussels and an outlook into the field of Public Relations, she is currently a PhD candidate in the field of media literacy. She practises as an assistant professor and researcher at Corvinus University of Budapest, a lecturer at the National University of Public Service in Budapest and as an expert on digital literacy development at the National Media and Infocommunications Authority in Budapest, Hungary.

Jovana Pešić

Journalist on the website of the Association of Journalists, Serbia

Work experience
2013 volunteer on RTS television in Smederevo, with correspondent Dobrica Popovic, within the event
"Fortress Theater", "Bostanijada". Helping to work on TV attachments.
2015-2016 volunteer, journalist and editor on the site of the student magazine "Journalist"
2016 volunteer in online edition of newspaper "Politics"
2016-2017 Journalist on the website of the Association of Journalists (www.uns.org.rs); Writing press releases, news, event reporting
Courses-Summer school on Council of Europe media standards 2017, Seminar "Eighth Seminar Public Relations Days " at the Faculty of Political Sciences..

Sandra Poschko

Dječji vrtić Krijesnica, Preschool teacher, Croatia

For 11years I am working as a preschool teacher (mag.praesc.edc) in kindergarten Krijesnica, Zagreb. With this conference I would like to extend my knowledge about media in literacy in order to implement new ideas in daily work with preschool children.

Elżbieta Pryłowska - Nowak

Computer Assisted Education and Information Technology Center in Warsaw; teacher consultant&trainer, Poland

http://www.oeiizk.waw.pl

I work as a teacher consultant at the Computer Assisted Education and Information Technology Center in Warsaw. I am responsible for teacher trainings of the application of information and communication technologies in education. My role includes also developing and promoting international cooperation within EU projects. I`m interested in knowing innovative tools which can be useful for teachers and students in their school experience and help them to develop creativity and cooperation ex. Web 2.0 tools, learning apps, digital storytelling techniques etc.

Ida Pöttinger

GMK Gesellschaft für Medienpädagogik und Kommunikationskultur, Germany

http://www.gmk-net.de

PhD medialiteracy, ancient president of the GMK Germany, now charged with global media litracy, fostering advocacy and networking in Europe and worldwide.

Renata Radić Dragić

Journalist for the Center for Investigative Reporting from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

https://www.cin.ba

I have been journalist from 1996. During that time I worked in a nubmer of media: radio and tv station, news agencies, newspapers and online media outlets. Last 12 years I have been working for the Centar for Investigative Reporting (CIN) iz Sarajevo.I have a journalism degree from the University of Mostar and a master’s degree from the Economics School of the University of Sarajevo.

Miroljub Radojković

Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Journalism,University of Belgrade, professor, Serbia

http://www.fpn.bg.ac.rs

Was the participant at the conference in Toulouse, France, when the basics of media literacy were founded. Have translated the book written by Ray Brown "Children and Television" from English into Serbian in 1977. Was professor in Education for media at the Teachers Faculty, University of Belgrade 2010-2015. Organizer and presenter for the Media Literacy Action in middle schools of Serbia with the publishing house Clio, Belgrade, 2015-2016. Several articles supporting ML. Supervising the PhD dissertation Use of social networks by teenagers in everyday life and for social inclusion.

Mirta Raguž

Catholic University of Croatia, Communication studies student, Croatia

I'm 20 years old Communication studies student from Zagreb, Croatia. I've always been interested in the media world and it's influence on the people. I would like to gain more knowledge about propaganda and fake news.

Juliane Rahn

n-ost: Network for Reporting on Eastern Europe (member, journalist), media partner of the conference; Robert Bosch Cultural Managers Network (member), Germany

Juliane Rahn studied dramaturgy in Munich and Cracow, Poland. Up until 2012 she worked at the theater Jazavac, and for the performance collective Nevid Teatar in Banja Luka, BA (»Robert Bosch Cultural Managers in Central and Eastern Europe«). She is currently working on her doctorate in theater studies on »Performance, publics, and citizenship in post/socialist Yugoslavia since 1980«, and as a freelance dramaturge and journalist with a special focus on CEE/SEE, particularly for n-ost. Collaborations also with CADAM. and Fortis Green Film+Media (Munich), with ArtPole Agency (Kiev) and Haveit (Prishtina). Main interest: research & networking

Nebojša Regoje

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina; Spokesman, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Head of the PR Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of B&H; joined foreign service as the Counsellor in the Embassy of B&H in Jakarta, Indonesia; in 2005, was appointed the Head of the PR Office and he served until 2008 when he left MFA to continue education. He received MA in Management from the University of the West of England in Bristol and returned to the MFA to be appointed Head of the Planning and Information Department and in 2012 was reappointed to his present position in 2012. One of the founding members of the Association of the Government Communicators in South-East Europe (SEECOM) and member of Steering Committee.

Antonela Zora Rezo

Catholic University of Croatia, student, Croatia

23 y.o. communication science student at the Catholic University of Croatia.
Main interests in the MIL field: new media & popular culture, media education and ethics in media.

Jovana Ristić

Newspapers "Vranjske", journalist, Serbia

Jovana Ristic, born1989. in Vranje, Serbia.
Summer School on Council of Europe Media Standards held 23-28 July 2017 in Zlatibor. Reinforsing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)

Training from investigative journalism on topics in the field of rule of law, within the project "Prove & Improve: Investigating Rule of Law in Serbia". Training organized by the Center for Investigative Reporting of Serbia (CINS) in Zrenjanin and Kopaonik.

Training for journalists organized by the Association of Women “Peščanik” on the topic "Reporting on Violence against Women" in Vlasina Lake.

Ilvana Salić

Institute for Research of Crimes against Humanity and International Law, University of Sarajevo, Senior Researcher, Bosnia and Herzegovina

http://www.institut-genocid.unsa.ba

Ilvana Salić, 16.04.1983

Education: Master of Science - MS, Communication and Media Studies, Faculty of Political Science, University of Sarajevo

Organisation: Institute for Research of Crimes against Humanity and International Law, University of Sarajevo, Senior Researcher

Interests: Media, Communication, War crimes, Media and War, Media Ethics

Jutta Schirmacher

Bayerische Landeszentrale für neue Medien (BLM), Referentin Media Literacy, Germany

We are initiating media lieteracy projects in bavaria, germany, for several target groups (children, teachers etc.) and assign research projects in this field

Kristijan Sedak

Catholic University of Croatia, Department for communication sciences, teaching assistant, Croatia

Doktorand je Poslijediplomskog doktorskog studija informacijskih i komunikacijskih znanosti pri Filozofskom fakultetu u Zagrebu. Završio je Hrvatske studije i Njemačku pravnu školu. Asistent je na Odjelu za komunikologiju Hrvatskog katoličkog sveučilišta. U Zakladi hrvatskog državnog zavjeta surađuje na projektima političkog obrazovanja i međunarodne suradnje. Sudjelovao je na mnogim konferencijama. Voditelj je Alumni kluba stipendista njemačke Zaklade Konrad Adenauer. Predavao je na Veleučilištu VERN’, Visokoj školi za komunikacijski menadžment – Edward Bernays, Poslovnom učilištu Supera. Ima nekoliko objavljenih znanstvenih radova s područj

Ivana Sivrić

Filozofski fakultet Sveučilišta u Mostaru, docent doktor, Bosna i Hercegovina

As a docent doctor and lecturer of Media Literacy and Media and Education at the Mostar Faculty of Philosophy, I have been very interested in this conference in the field of media education and media literacy.

Nina Skočak

Faculty of Political Science Zagreb, Croatia

I'm a journalism and politology student at the Faculty of Political Science in Zagreb and I'm working as a voiceover in Croatian film production company. As a journalism student, I'm really interested in improving my knowledge in media sector and mostly interested in the ways how political systems can improve usage and production of media. Furthermore, I'm interested in improving youth's activism using social networks.

Antonija Slonjšak

Catholic University of Croatia, student, Croatia

I am a 20 y. o. student on my second year of communication science at Catholic University of Croatia. Main interests I have on the MIL field are: hate speech and new media.

Aida Sofic Salihbegovic

Deutsche Welle, Journalist, Germany

I am Political Sciences Graduate. Since May 2017, I work as a journalist in Bosnian Department of Deutsche Welle in Bonn. Before, I worked as a project coordinator in Human Rights Office Tuzla, World Vision Bosnia and Herzegovina, and led the projects which were connected to promoting and protecting the children and human rights, as well human rights of minorities. I want to learn more about media literacy, improve my work as a journalist and also meet other journalists from Bosnia and other countries of the world, to learn from their experiences.

Mirna Stanković - Luković

Centar za razvoj medija i analize, Project Manager/Journalist, Bosnia and Herzegovina

http://www.zurnal.info

Project coordinator and journalist in the Center for Media Development and Analysis in Sarajevo. Interested in New media and technologies, factchecking and civic engagement.

Luc Steinberg

EAVI - European Association for Viewers Interests, Belgium

http://www.eavi.eu
http://www.mystoryproject.eu

I am the communications officer for EAVI. I run the EAVI website and write articles about media literacy topics and EU policy.

Zeljka Sulc

OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Spokesperson/Chief of Press and Public Information, Bosnia and Herzegovina

http://www.osce.org/bih

Spokesperson of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe) since three years now. Interested in supporting the link between experts and the broader public in Bosnia and Herzegovina who urgently needs to elevate it's media literacy levels.

Piotr Szostak

Freelance, Journalist, Poland

Journalist, lawyer interested in technology. His texts were published in "Gazeta Wyborcza", "Polityka" and "Krytyka Polityczna".

Tanja Šokčević Buha

Radio-television of Republika Srpska, Expert Associate in Strategy Development, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Tanja Sokcevic, MA in Psychology, is an Expert Associate in Strategic Development Division (RTRS). Recent publications: Sokcevic, T., Dimitrijevic, S, & Gvozdenovic, V. (2015). Word visual search. Papers: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 21 11-33. She worked as project coordinator in many international projects on RTRS and on behalf of RTRS is responsible for international cooperation. Manages activities in RTRS on education, promotion of regional and international collaboration and developing of strategic approach and documents within RTRS.

Monja Šuta-Hibert

TPO Fondation, Project coordinator, Bosnia and Herzegovina

http://www.tpo.ba
http://etos.ba

Monja Suta-Hilbert – earned a master’s degree in comparative literature and library science at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Sarajevo. Her previous and current work and engagement are mainly directed to the study of various topics and areas that are related to media pedagogy, gender issues, information and media literacy, collaborative and participatory practice in the process of learning and teaching, as well as working with young people and teachers throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Lucas Tello

ZEMOS98, coordinator, Spain

http://www.zemos98.org/

Lucas (Sevilla, Spain) is member of ZEMOS98, a cultural initiative which researches about free culture, social innovation, the commons, new media and informal education. ZEMOS98 has recently coordinated a european project within the context of the Doc Next Network and with the title: “Radical Democracy: Reclaiming the Commons” to foster through media some social struggles related to the Commons from the UK, Turkey, Poland and Spain. Lucas is also a media-maker working on the commons, migrations and political cinema.

Monica Toboiu

European Citizen Action Service, Intern, Belgium

Having studied Journalism and Media at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels in Belgium and currently working on developing a Media Literacy and Civic Education project at an European level, this conference interests me greatly. I wish to empower European citizens by raising awareness about the dangers of fake news, misinformation and manipulation, as well as the importance of critical thinking and fact-checking when dealing with media.

Robert Tomljenović

Agency for Electronic Media, Member of Council for electronic media, Croatia

http://www.medijskapismenost.hr

Member of the Council for Electronic Media, an independent regulatory body for the electronic media in Croatia. In charge for projects on media literacy and protection of minors, spearheaded projects by the internet portal medijskapismenost.hr, a media campaign aimed at improving media literacy, and acted as editor of the Guidelines for the Safe Use of Electronic Media. Built his professional career in the field of electronic media and the audiovisual industry, working as a reporter, editor and producer. Among other things, he was BBC World Service correspondent and head of the news of RTL, and a producer of award-winning drama series.

Austeja Trinkunaite

ECDL Foundation, Belgium

http://ecdl.org/

ECDL Foundation just published a new module on Information Literacy. ECDL Foundation is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to raising digital competence standards in the workforce, education and society. ECDL is a standard digital certification programme, known as ECDL in Europe and ICDL outside of Europe. Founded in 1997 as an EU-funded project, ECDL Foundation has become a successful self-sustaining initiative. More than 15 million people have received ECDL certification in more than 100 countries, in over 40 languages. We work with various target groups: education, workplace, and vulnerable groups of society.

Radenko Udovicic

Media Plan Instute and Media Initiatives director, Bosnia and Herzegovina

http://www.mediaonline.ba

Radenko Udovicic works as Director of Sarajevo-based Media Plan Institute, an organisation for education of journalists, PR staff, students of communication science, and social and media research and production. He was a professor of journalism and communications at several universities in BiH.

Kadri Ugur

University of Tartu, Estonia

As a teacher of MIL, I would like to be in contact with the new developments of the field

Alex Urso

ARTRIBUNE, art critic and curator, Italy

http://www.alexurso.com
http://www.artribune.com

Art critic and curator currently living in Warsaw. Urso is preeminently interested in the relation between the Italian and the Polish art. For this reason most of his projects as curator are mainly related to the investigation of common topics between the two cultures, as well as the conception of bounds between artists and institutions of both countries. In these years Urso has been collaborating with private and public art spaces, such as National Gallery of Art – Zacheta, and the Italian Institute of Culture of Warsaw. In 2017 he's been co-curator of the Biennale de La Biche. He writes about art for the Italian art magazines Artribune.

Emir Vajzovic

Faculty of Political Sciences Sarajevo, Assistant Professor and Head of Institute for Social Science Research, Bosnia & Herzegovina

http://www.fpn.unsa.ba

Emir Vajzovic is holding position of Assistant Professor at Peace and Security Studies Department and Head of the Institute for Social Sciences Research of the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Sarajevo. He graduated B.A. in Communications and B.A. in Criminal Justice, M.A. in Human Rights and Democracy and PhD in Political Sciences from Faculty of Political Sciences Sarajevo. Emir Vajzovic's interest in MIL field is multidisciplinary - from scientific and research areas of Communications / Media, Communications Sector Regulations, Human Rights, Democracy, Civil Society, Political Science and Information Security.

Leo Van Audenhove

Knowledge Centre for Media Literacy Flanders, Belgiium

http://www.mediawijs.be

Leo Van Audenhove is a professor and head of department at the Department of Communication Studies of Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He is a researcher at iMEC-SMIT – Studies on Media, Innovation and Technology at the same university. He is extra-ordinary professor at the University of the Western Cape. In 2013, he was instrumental in setting up the Knowledge Centre for Media Literacy in Flanders, of which he subsequently became the director. The centre was established by government as an independent centre to promote media literacy in Flanders. His research focuses on Internet governance, media literacy, e-inclusion and ICT4D.

Mimi van Dun

Mediawijzer.net, Program Manager Communications Media Literacy, The Netherlands

http://Mediawijzer.net

Program Manager Communications with (international) experience in communications, PR and media industry. Currently managing countrywide media literacy campaigns, research, develop new media and communication strategies for the Dutch Media Literacy Network, Mediawijzer.net

Mediawijzer.net links the activities of over a 1000 organisations in stimulating and promoting media literacy among youth (0-18 yrs).

Philippe Van Meerbeeck

VRT, Strategic Policy Advisor, Belgium

http://www.vrt.be

Digital Media Literacy

Niels Van Paemel

Child Focus, Belgium

Niels Van Paemel obtained Master degrees in Educational Sciences and Conflict and Development (MSc) at Ghent University in Flanders. Between 2011 and 2014, Niels worked as a staff member at the study department of the Belgian labour union ACV (sectoral negotiations on employment, youth participation and training of militants & professionals within the organisation). After a year-long nomadical sabbatical, he joined Child Focus in 2015 as a project manager, responsible for the development of both national and international projects & campaigns related to eSafety and the sexual exploitation of minors.

Eva Van Passel

Evens Foundation, Project Manager, Belgium

http://evensfoundation.be/

Eva Van Passel joined the Evens Foundation as project manager in August 2017. Her main focus is on projects in the field of media and media education. Prior to taking up her current position, Eva spent almost 10 years at imec-SMIT (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) as a researcher in the fields of media and digital culture. Eva holds Master's Degrees in Communication and Media Studies (KU Leuven) and Film Studies and Visual Culture (University of Antwerp).

Katrien Vanhove

Mediaraven, coordinator, Belgium

I studied international politics and women's studies. Since 2015 I am the coordinator of Mediaraven, a youth work organization focused on digital media and young people. I am very interested in how to educate young people in the usage of digital media and be creative with them and tell stories from their own perspective. Before 2015 I worked for an organization which tried to enhance the (political) participation of young people on a local level. In my current I try to mix them up and so I am also very interested in how to use digital media for political and participation purposes.

Kostas Voros

UCL-Institute of Education, London, United Kingdom

Media Educator and PhD candidate
Moving image media literacy in primary school

Sara Vrban

Faculty of Political Science Zagreb, Croatia

This opportunity for learning is perfect experience for spreading the knowledge that I get on university while studying journalism. Conferences like this are big motivation, ideal place to meet new people with similar occupation and learn more about topics that I'm interested in. The possibility of listening experts talking about media is the way we can learn the most and become the best versions of our future self in this industry. I would be delighted to be present on this conference and find out about the new perspectives and knowledge about media.

Vuk Vucetic

University of East Sarajevo, Faculty of Philosophy, Senior Teaching Assistant, Bosnia and Herzegovina

I'm a senior assistant at the Department of Journalism at the Faculty of Philosophy in Pale, University of East Sarajevo. Area of interest are media and mass communication, I am also an assistant on the subject of Media literacy in our department. In the broadest sense, I'm interested in the impact of media on audience

Borislav Vukojević

Faculty of political sciences, senior teaching assistant, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Borislav Vukojevic, master of science in communication studies, with primary interests in models for critical analysis of journalism, propaganda techniques and new media technology and impact on children.

Mario Vuković

Department of cultural studies Osijek, Media culture student, Croatia

https://www.facebook.com/MozartofMetal

I'm a 21 year old student from Croatia currently attending the 3rd year of Media culture at the Department of cultural studies in Osijek. MIL is a big part of this college and It's education as well as one of my great interests and main reasons for signing up for said college. I've always been an analytical and loved observing people talk and act as well as the way they try to spread their message across. This skill allowed me to interpret people better and have informed judgments allowing me develop and improve my own way of creating and sharing information and all together helped me grow as a person. I ran out of space, sorry.

Silvija Vuković

Journalism student at Faculty of political science in Zagreb, Croatia

I am journalism student. I have been working in journalism for 4 years. I have spent my last bachelor semestar on Erasmus program in University of Bologna.
I am interested in the MIL as a future journalist who see that people generally do not understand media, which I found a big problem. Democrat society needs media literal audience. With understanding media, people will better understand the world they are living in, especially in internet era. This could help us to make better decisions in everyday political life and in follow to make the world a better place.

Karolina Wysocka

TechSoup Europe, Education Manager, Poland

http://www.techsoupeurope.org

I manage Education Programme and facilitate cooperation of organisations from the TechSoup Europe Network on technology capacity-building for activists and civil society organisations across Europe.

Viorica Zaharia

MediaForum.md, content manager, Moldova, Republic of

http://www.mediaforum.md;
http://www.moldovacurata.md

I am a journalist from Republic of Moldova with 19 years of professional experience, president of the Moldova Presse Council (Commission of Ethics) and a media expert for Independent Center of Journalism in Chisinau. Since 2015 I have been the content manager of MediaForum.md, an online platform for journalists. I also teach at the Faculty of Journalism of Moldova State University and provide media literacy lessons in schools.

Oksana Zamora

Sumy State University (SSU), ass.professor, Head of the International Projects Office of the "UABS" Institute (SSU), Ukraine

http://cys.sumdu.edu.ua/en/our-team/

I am a PhD and an associate professor at 2 HEIs in my city. I've been involved professionally in youth work for cca 10 years via local and nternational development projects for youth.
Starting since 2007 I participated in TCs, TOTs and other non-formal events collecting tools and experiences to be able to work as a trainer. At the moment I work over integration of training technologies into classic academic educational process within my university.
My MIL interests are: media and ICT skills for HEIs teachers, especiall who teach foreign students and adults. Currently I and my colleagues are designing a project proposal on this topic.

Marketa Zezulkova

Charles University in Prague, Assistant Professor, Czech Republic

Marketa Zezulkova works as an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism at Charles University (Czech Rep) and she is an Affiliated Faculty of Media Education Lab (USA). She is an Assistant Editor of Media Education Research Journal (UK), a Fellow of Higher Education Academy and she holds a PhD in Philosophy of Media Education from Bournemouth University (UK). Marketa’s main interest is in intercultural and interdisciplinary research exploring pre-school and primary school children’s media learning and experience both in- and out-of- school, with the main focus now being on culturally disadvantaged children.

Christoph Zotter

profil, editor, Austria

reporter on european and foreign affairs, profil magazine, Austria
laureate evens european encouragement award 2017