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Many Platforms – Journalist for Whom or What?

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ORF Atrium
Plenary
english language

Speakers

Manager General, Member of the Board, SITA Slovak News Agency
Intern-collaborator, South East European University - Faculty of Languages, Cultures and Communications, Skopje
Managing Director, Internews Armenia
Adviser of the President of the Republic of Croatia for Social Affairs, Office of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb

Pavol MUDRY

Manager General, Member of the Board, SITA Slovak News Agency

 Education
1968-73 Commenius University Bratislava, Slovakia, English and Sports
1986 Ph.D. Degree
1996 Reuters - Writing International News-training seminar
 Experience
 Professor at the Economic University
1999 ICFJ Training with American Media
 Member of the Managing Board of TASR Slovak News Agency, established and headed the TASR English Language Export Desk
1975-91 VSE, Bratislava
1992-95 Deputy Editor-in-Chief, TASR, Bratislava
1995-97 Freelance Journalist; correspondent for the Austrian Press Agency APA, preparing the founding of SITA, active in the Eastern European Report of IPS, translating books and articles from English and German
1997 founded SITA Slovak News Agency, first private commercial news agency in Slovakia; first Manager General
1997-present Manager General, Member of the Board, SITA

Dr. Saso ORDANOSKI

Intern-collaborator, South East European University - Faculty of Languages, Cultures and Communications, Skopje

1984 Free-lance journalist
1987-1989 Free-lance journalist
1985-1986 Journalist, weekly magazine "Mlad borec"
1989-1990 Deputy Editor-in-Chief, weekly magazine "Mlad borec"
1991-1992 Founder & Assistant Editor-in-Chief at the weekly newsmagazine "Puls"
1992-1994 Founder & CEO of the Macedonial Information Center (MIC)
1994-1996 CEO & Editor-in-Chief of the Macedonian National Television (MKTV)
1996 Unit Manager (MK team) of "The Peacemaker", the first feature produced by Production Company Dreamworks SKG
1996-1997 External Affairs, The World Bank Resident Mission, Skopje
1997 Co-founder, Forum Group; Editor-in-Chief, FORUM Magazine
1997 Co-founder, NGO Forum - Center for Strategic Research & Documentation; Editor-in-Chief; ist Review "Forum Analytics"
since 2001 Macedonian Project Editor, Institute for War & Peace Reporting, London
2011-2014 Director for Media and Public Affairs at VEVE Group, Skopje
2015 Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna
since 2015 Program Manager at Forum´s Center for Strategic Research and Documentation

Nouneh SARKISSIAN

Managing Director, Internews Armenia

 Nouneh Sarkissian has over 25 years of experience in journalism. She started her career in 1986 with the Armenian State TV, then worked as a reporter, editor and producer with A1 - the first independent news production studio in Armenia, she was covering first years of national independence, crises and Karabakh war. For the past 17 years she has been the Managing Director of Internews Media Support NGO in Armenia, oversighting media training courses, production of TV and radio programs, documentary films and multimedia content, advocacy and media legislation development activity. Internews has been the pioneer in media education courses in Armenia and for many years has been working actively on using media as a tool for dialogue and conflict transformation, development and social changes.. Nouneh Sarkissian also conducts practical journalism courses for Masters program students in the Russian-Armenian Slavonic University in Yerevan and a Masters course on Armenian media market in the Yerevan State Linguistic University after V. Brusov.
 Nouneh Sarkissian holds a Diploma in Russian Philology from the Yerevan State University and certificates in management from the Open University (UK). She was a Chevening senior fellow and took conflict resolution courses in University of York, UK in 2010 and Bill Maynes fellow of Eurasia Foundation, USA, 2011.
 She is a member of the Union of Journalists of Armenia, board member of the Yerevan Press Club and Advisory Board member of the Eurasia Partnership Foundation. In last ten years she was serving as Jury member for several foreign and Armenian film festivals and professional contests.

Zrinka VRABEC-MOJZES

Adviser of the President of the Republic of Croatia for Social Affairs, Office of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb

since 1984 Journalist of "Radio 101"
since 1985 freelancer for Croation TV
 International Relations "Radio 101"
1995-98 Editor-in-chief of "Radio 101"