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President, Dogan Media International; Chairman and CEO, New Media Company (NMC); Chairman, HTV (Turkey’s Health and well being TV), Turkey
Executive Editor, Novi magazin weekly, Serbia


President, Dogan Media International; Chairman and CEO, New Media Company (NMC); Chairman, HTV (Turkey’s Health and well being TV), Turkey

 Nuri M. Colakoğlu has worked as a journalist, broadcaster and media executive since 1969. He has held positions in Turkey and abroad. He started his professional career with the Turkish public broadcaster TRT and then worked for the German news agency DPA, Swedish TV, German radio WDR, the daily Aydınlık, the BBC World Service, and as Milliyet London bureau chief. Upon his return to Turkey, he was appointed as the news editor of Milliyet, then moved to become the deputy general manager of TRT. Since 1991, he has been involved in launching a number of private TV channels. He is currently President of Dogan Media International. He is a Board Member of Kanal D Romania, an entertainment channel in Romania of the Dogan Media Group. He is also the chairman and CEO of his two private companies – NMC New Media Company and HTV, a recently launched health and well being channel. He is involved in a number of NGOs, currently serving as board member of the TV Broadcasters Association of Turkey after serving as chairman for ten years, executive board member of the Istanbul Arts & Culture Foundation, member of the Education Committee of Turkish Businessmen and Industrialists’ Association.


Executive Editor, Novi magazin weekly, Serbia

 Milorad is the Executive Editor of newly established news weekly Novi magazin (www.novimagazin.rs). Previously, he served as Deputy Editor in Chief and Executive Editor of Blic, the biggest Serbian daily. He has also worked as a correspondent for the French news agencies EPN, and has had articles published in many international newspapers including El Mundo (Spain), The Mail on Sunday (UK), The Sunday Times (UK), The Washington Times (USA), Der Standard (Austria). He is a board member of SCOOP (www.i-scoop.org), the network of investigative journalists in East and Southeastern Europe; contact person for the Western Balkan Network of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma (http://dartcenter.org/staff); producer of the documentary film Hidden Wounds on post-traumatic stress disorder (made in cooperation with the BBC) which was presented at documentary film festivals in Bulgaria and India. He has taken part in several cross-border projects, including a six-month investigation on arms trafficking from Ukraine via Bulgaria to Serbia. He was a member of the team of reporters for the project on human trafficking titled Trading in Misery produced by the London-based Institute for War and Peace Reporting IWPR (www.iwpr.net). His investigation on mercenaries from the Balkans working for British and US security firms in Iraq, was published extensively in the international media. In 2007 he was selected for the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence (http://fellowship.birn.eu.com).