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
Journal of Telecommunication and Information Technology
. Her research interestsinclude Egyptian and Arab media systems, Arab press law and Arab medialaws and regulations.
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.
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).
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.
is Professor of International Law and International Relations at theFaculty of Mass Communication, Cairo University. He holds a PhD in Public