Mary Berkhout is the program director of Mediawijzer.net, the Dutch Media Literacy Network. More than 1100 partners have registered to the network: libraries, schools, media companies, museums, research institutes, educational publishers, training institutes and ICT companies. The aim is to jointly promote Media Literacy among youth (0-18 yrs), working in education and parenting.
Al Jazeera Balkans, Croatia
Nensi Blazevic is an experienced journalist and also media researcher.
She is currently working for the Al Jazeera Balkans as a journalist and a presenter.
For 14 years she has been working for the Croatian Radiotelevision and was the producer and the anchor of the main news Dnevnik.
She is acknowledged as a highly experienced journalist, editor and presenter. Her work as a journalist is boosted by her scientific and academic activities. She is the PhD candidate at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. Her role as a media expert is to create education programs for young media users.
View. Foundation for Visual Culture, Poland
Researcher in visual culture, assistant professor in Polish Academy of Sciences, co-founder and editor of View. Theories and Practices of Visual Culture academic journal and vice president of View. Foundation for Visual Culture. Author of numerous articles and translations devoted the relations of art, literature, history and psychoanalysis.
Professor, University of Toronto, Canada
Megan Boler is Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Her books include Feeling Power: Emotions and Education (Routledge 1999); Democratic Dialogue in Education (Peter Lang 2004); Digital Media and Democracy: Tactics in Hard Times (MIT Press, 2008); and DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media (eds. Ratto and Boler, MIT Press, 2014). Funded by Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council for the last ten years, her current funded research project is "Safeguarding democracies: An interdisciplinary synthesis of digital media studies and the politics of emotion."
Danish Film Institute, Denmark
Consultant Cinema Culture, Danish Filminsitute, Children & Youth. Head of Denmark’s national school cinema program and working with film and media literacy.
Loughborough University, Emeritus Professor, UK
David Buckingham is Emeritus Professor of Media and Communications at Loughborough University, UK. His research has focused on children and young people’s interactions with electronic media, and on media literacy education. He has directed more than 25 research projects on these issues, including several EC-funded projects, and been a consultant for bodies such as UNESCO, the United Nations, Ofcom, and the UK government. His books include Beyond Technology: Children’s Learning in the Age of Digital Culture; The Material Child: Growing Up in Consumer Culture; and The Civic Web: Young People, the Internet and Civic Participation.