Magda Abu-Fadil is Media Unlimited director and consultant veteran foreign correspondent/editor who worked with Agence France-Presse, United Press International, Asharq Al-Awsat, Al Riyadh, Defense News, Events and The Middle East. She founded the Journalism Training Program at the American University of Beirut. She blogs for the Huffington Post.
Rossen Bossev is journalist at Capital Weekly in Sofia, Bulgaria. He writes on judiciary, law enforcement and human rights issues. He was twice awarded at the International Right to Know Day for his use of the freedom of information act in his investigations.
Tony Bunyan is an investigative journalist and writer. Tony specialises in justice and home affairs, civil liberties, the state and freedom of information in the European Union and has been the Director of Statewatch since 1991. The newspaper “European Voice” selected him as one of the “EV50” – one of the fifty most influential people in the European Union and he has also been given a Liberty Human Rights Award.
Maria Cheresehva is a communications expert and freelance journalist. She works voluntarily for providing humanitarian and integration support to refugees and migrants, she is a campaigner for human rights. She has been an editor in ENTERPRISE, Infostock and Evropa.
Kieran Cooke is a former BBC and Financial Times correspondent. He is an editor of the Climate News Network and edited these reports. Kieran has been based in Southeast Asia, Greece, Turkey and Ireland and has carried out training workshops for journalists in several parts of the world. He now writes mainly on labour and environmental issues.
Anton Harber is the Caxton Professor of Journalism at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He was founder-editor of the anti-apartheid newspaper the Weekly Mail (now the Mail & Guardian). He is chair of the Freedom of Expression Institute, board member of the Global Investigative Journalism Network, and writes a column in Business Day. He is the author of Diepsloot (Jonathan Ball, 2011).
Elif Ince is an Istanbul based journalist whose reporting on urban and environmental issues has received various awards. A graduate of Brown and Columbia University School of Journalism, she is the co-founder of Networks of Dispossession (mulksuzlestirme.org) – a collective data mapping project dedicated to investigate the relations between capital and power in Turkey.
Lamin Jaiteh has been a journalist and broadcaster for 17 years. He worked for Gambia Radio and TV Services from 1998-2006. He is now a freelance journalist, based in London, UK. He also produces a weekly TV programme-(InterfaceGambia TV) on BEN Television on SKY channel 182.
Pramila Krishnan, based in Chennai, Southern India, hosts a weekly show on TV News 7 Tamil that focuses on social issues. She also works on film documentaries and on current affairs news stories. Primila has contributed to a number of newspapers and magazines in the southern India region, mainly writing on social and environmental issues. She is a regular contributor to Climate News Network, a web based news agency. www.climatenewsnetwork.
Violet Law is a Hong Kong based journalist who has written for the Los Angeles Times and other US newspapers Fluent in both Mandarin and English, Violet has reported widely on political, social and economic affairs in China. She reported in detail on the recent protests in Hong Kong concerning Beijing’s influence on affairs in the territory and closely monitors demographic changes in both China and Hong Kong.
Yasha Maccanico has been a researcher, reporting on civil liberties developments in southwestern Europe for Statewatch since 1998. He is currently a PhD candidate in Policy Studies at the University of Bristol.
Elva Narcia is a media development specialist with professional work experience in Norway, Spain, UK, Mexico, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and South Sudan. She is the founder and director general of Glifos Comunicaciones, the first media for development communications agency in Latin America. For 15 years previously was an award winner Senior Journalist with the BBC World Service.
Bill Orme is a strategic communications advisor and former journalist, who has covered immigration issues as a correspondent in Mexico for The Washington Post and The Economist and in the Middle East for The New York Times. He was executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in the 1990s and over the past decade as external communications chief for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). He is currently the UN Representative of the Brussels-based Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD).
Om Astha Rai writes mainly for the Kathmandu based Nepali Times. He covers current affairs, the environment, climate change and migration: he recently won a national prize for a story on the mental problems suffered by returning Nepali migrant workers.
Jan Rocha, based in Sao Paolo, is a former correspondent for the Guardian and the BBC World Service. She has lived in Brazil for many years and has written several books about the country. Jan has an intimate knowledge of Brazil having travelled extensively around the country. She is particularly involved in labour and environmental matters and has monitored the movement of workers and the continued expansion of settlements in the Amazonian region.
Zakeera Suffee is a Researcher at Statewatch on Justice and Home Affairs. She is also currently undertaking a doctorate degree in Race and Migration at Kings College London. She has worked extensively in communications and media as well as migration and policy.
Christopher Warren is an Australian journalist whose family migrated to Australia between 1820 and 1910. He is currently affiliated with the JSK journalism program at Stanford University. He is the former Federal Secretary of the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (Australia) and immediate past President of the International Federation of Journalists.