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Head, Azerbaijan Media Center; Programme Manager, International Media Support, Azerbaijan
Senior Editor, DANAS, Serbia
Professor für Journalistik und Medienmanagement und Leiter, European Journalism Observatory, Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano

Gulnara AKHUNDOVA

Head, Azerbaijan Media Center; Programme Manager, International Media Support, Azerbaijan

 Gulnara Akhundova has over 15 years of international development experience, specializing for 9 years in media development.
 
 Since 2004, Gulnara Akhundova has designed and led various media and advocacy programs, including behavior change communication programs in partnership with Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs, media and freedom of expression initiatives in partnerships with World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, IREX Pro Media and European Broadcasting Union.
 
 In 2008, Gulnara joined International Media Support (IMS), a non-profit organization that works in more than 40 countries worldwide helping to strengthen professional journalism and ensure that media can operate in challenging circumstances.
 
 Gulnara heads up Azerbaijan Media Center and oversees various media assistance projects implemented by partner organizations. As the Center's Director, she oversees its operations to ensure production efficiency, quality, service and cost-effective management of resources.
 
 She has served on numerous panels at international media conferences and is often called upon to serve as business development consultant for startup agencies. Gulnara is an author and facilitator of diverse training courses and seminars on strategic communications and media relations. Her audience varies from private sector communications managers to government officials and civil servants.

Radomir LICINA

Senior Editor, DANAS, Serbia

 Radomir Licina has more than forty-three years of journalistic experience in political dailies of former Yugoslavia (Borba and Nasa Borba) and Serbia. As a journalist and editor, he reported from different European, South Asian and Middle Eastern countries as well as the United States. Among other issues, he covered European and world affairs, especially the birth and development of the CSCE and OSCE processes. Besides his work for the Serbian media, he contributed numerous reports, commentaries, analyses and interviews to various media in the region and the world. Radomir Licina is one of the founders and owners of Danas, the independent political daily in Serbia, where he was Foreign Editor until May 1999. Currently, he is Senior Editor in that daily. He is a Member of the Board of the South East European Media Organisation (SEEMO), an affiliate of the International Press Institute in Vienna, and a Member of the IPI Board. Radomir Licina initiated a book edition called  Danas (means Today), published by the Belgrade company Dan Graf, which deals with the most significant trends and challenges of the contemporary world. He edited and translated three books for that edition: The Future of Freedom, by Fareed Zakaria, The World is Flat, by Thomas Friedman, and The Suicide of Reason, by Lee Harris.

Prof. Dr. Stephan RUSS-MOHL

Professor für Journalistik und Medienmanagement und Leiter, European Journalism Observatory, Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano

 Born 1950, in Frankfurt/Main, Germany; Professor of Journalism and Media Management at the Faculty of Communication Sciences, Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano; Director of the European Journalism Observatory (www.ejo.ch); Gutenberg Fellow at the Research Focus Media Convergence of the University of Mainz 2011/2012; Visiting Fellow, Department of Communication, Stanford University 1995,1999 and 2008
 Studies in Public Administration/Public Policy at the University of Konstanz and at Princeton University; professional training in Journalism at the Deutsche Journalistenschule (German School of Journalism), Munich
1985-2001 Professor of Journalism and Media Management at the Institut für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaften, Freie Universität Berlin