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Speaker Bios from Rebuilding Egyptian Media for a Democratic Future conference (Cairo, March 2011)

Speaker Bios from Rebuilding Egyptian Media for a Democratic Future conference (Cairo, March 2011)

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Speaker Bios from Rebuilding Egyptian Media for a Democratic Future conference (Cairo, March 2011)
Speaker Bios from Rebuilding Egyptian Media for a Democratic Future conference (Cairo, March 2011)

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Rebuilding Egyptian Media for a Democratic Future
held at the 
 Council Hall of the Supreme Council of Culture,Cairo Opera House Cultural Complex
30-31 March, 2011With Appendices 
Appendix 2: Speaker Bios
Supreme Council of Culture
Rebuilding Egyptian Media for a Democratic Future
is Legal Officer at ARTICLE 19 in London. He became a human rightsactivist during his legal studies at Sofia University. Since his admission to theSofia Bar in 2001, he has represented, on behalf of the Bulgarian HelsinkiCommittee, victims of human rights violations before Bulgarian courts and theEuropean Court of Human Rights and has worked as an independentconsultant on human right projects. He holds an LL.M. degree from ColumbiaUniversity School of Law, where he studied as a Fulbright fellow. In 2006,Boykov Boev was admitted as a doctoral student at Potsdam University inGermany. Before joining ARTICLE 19 in January 2008, he worked with theOSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights in Warsaw.
Jane Duncan
is Highway Africa Chair of Media and Information Society in theSchool of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University. This Chair issponsored by South Africa’s Department of Communications in line with thecountry’s commitments to advancing the Information Society, which it madeat the 2003 United Nations World Summit on the Information Society.Professor Duncan is a prominent media activist and former executive directorof the Freedom of Expression Institute. She has three post-graduate degrees,and has written widely on media policy and media freedom issues. Since2010 she has had responsibility for Highway Africa’s annual conference, nowthe world’s largest annual gathering of African journalists.
Andrew Mills
is an Assistant Professor at the Medill School of Journalism atNorthwestern University's campus in Qatar. He has worked as a journalist inthe Arab world since 2006, when he left his job as a political reporter on the
Toronto Star 
, Canada's largest newspaper, and moved to Beirut. Hisreporting on Arab countries and South Asia can be found online, inmagazines and newspapers and on radio. Having spent a considerableamount of time reporting from Egypt over the years, Andrew Mills ofisfollowing Egypt’s post-revolution transition to democracy as an academic anda journalist.
Florian Weigand
, former project manager of the 2008/09 Programme for MediaSelf-Regulation in Tajikistan, is currently DW-Akademie’s RegionalCoordinator for Afghanistan and Pakistan. DW-Akademie is the educationalbranch of Germany’s international radio and TV broadcaster Deutsche-Welle.It trains journalists in professional skills all over the world and advises radioand TV stations, including on the promotion of ethical standards in media.
Monir Zaarour
is Co-ordinator for the Middle East and Arab World in the Secretariatof the International Federation of Journalists. He graduated with an MA inInternational Conflict Analysis at the Brussels School of International Studiesin November 2006.
Rasha Allam
is a Lecturer in Journalism and Mass Communication and PhDCandidate in Business Administration at the American University in Cairo,where she specialises in media management. She serves on the editorialadvisory boards of the
Journal of Social Studies 
and the
Journal of Telecommunication and Information Technology 
. Her research interestsinclude Egyptian and Arab media systems, Arab press law and Arab medialaws and regulations.
Ali Belail
is Director of Programmes at Orbit Productions Egypt. He is a TVprofessional and executive with wide experience in, and knowledge of, theregional television industry and a comprehensive awareness of diverse globaltelevision systems, particularly the British and American models. He has eightyears’ experience in running a news gathering and documentary departmentand has been producer or director of social, cultural, entertainment andpolitical programmes and documentaries. He has been involved in setting upseveral premium Egyptian channels, drawing up programming strategy anddeveloping systems at the executive and senior management levels. Ali is aregular columnist and contributor on Sudanese affairs and television andmedia affairs.
Steve Buckley
is a communication rights activist and expert incomparative media policy, law and regulation, with extensiveinternational experience including in countries of North Africa andthe Middle East. He is a Board Member and immediate past President ofthe World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) and hasalso been a Council Member of the International Freedom of ExpressionExchange (IFEX). He has been a consultant to UNESCO, the World Bank,UK Department for International Development, Open Society Institute andPanos Institute West Africa among others. His recent publicationsinclude
Broadcasting Voice and Accountability: A Public Interest Approach to Policy, Law and Regulation (University of Michigan Press), The African Broadcasting Charter: A Comparative Study of its Impact in West Africa (Panos Institute West Africa)
Community Broadcasting: A Good Practice Handbook (UNESCO 
) He holds a BA in Psychology (Cambridge) and MA inSociology (Essex).
Marius Lukosiunas
is the Advisor for UNESCO Communication and InformationProgram, UNESCO Cairo Cluster Office for Egypt, Sudan and Libya, a posthe has held since September 2010. He has a PhD from Moscow StateUniversity and and has held research fellowships in Norway and the US. DrLukosiunas has been a TV reporter, presenter and editor at LithuanianNational TV, editor of the
Baltic Media Law and Practice Newsletter 
, Pressand Information Officer at the OSCE Bosnia & Herzegovina Mission, ProjectManager at the European Journalism Centre in Maastricht, and head of thePress Service of the President of Lithuania. Between 2000 and 2004 he heldposts with the UN Mission in Kosovo.
Ayman Salama
is Professor of International Law and International Relations at theFaculty of Mass Communication, Cairo University. He holds a PhD in Public

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