To improve quality of coverage on the Euro-Mediterranean partnership, as well as stimulating rubrics in the related media and creating a sustainable network of journalists, the participating media and journalists are actively engaged.
Richard Tynen / Programme Director / Thomson Foundation / Cardiff
Richard is the Head of Development for the Thomson Foundation, based in Cardiff, UK. There he is responsible for strategic and new project development. He has spent the last twenty years in PR and fundraising for NGOs in the fields of international development, the arts and social justice. He joined the Foundation after being Development Director at the Wales Millenium Centre.
Julia Bicknell / Head of Project Management / Thomson Foundation / London
Julia joins the project after more than 25 years international experience at the BBC, mainly in News, across the World Service, BBC World and the internet. After leaving the BBC staff in 2003, Julia continued to train journalists in countries such as Sudan, Afghanistan and Kosovo, as well as the UK. She also’s done global communications strategy for the UN FAO, European Commission and others.
Gary Horsley / Head of Networking / Management Partners / London
Gary’s role is to manage the consultation with the network of journalists associated with the project, planning communications, events and third-party cooperation with the rest of the networking team. He has been associated with the European Commission since 1990, working on profile raising and communications exercises for a variety of Directorates-General. Initially a journalist, his communications experience also includes work for major international organisations such as Ford, Toyota and ICI.
Hartley Millar / Networking Extension and Outreach Leader / Management Partners, Europrofile Limited / London and Amersfoort (NL)
Hartley has 30 years’ experience as a strategy, marketing and communications consultant in both private and public sectors through his company Management Partners. After studying philosophy and logic (and being President of the International Student Movement for the UN) he spent several years in systems design with Unilever, then devised, created and managed a successful new venture in academic video-publishing. His EU experience includes four EC directorates and the Economic and Social Committee.
Ulrike Wisser / Head of Logistics / BBJ Consult AG / Brussels
Ulrike is head of the BBJ office in Brussels which offers information and consultancy on European legislation, on political and institutional developments of the EU, and on European programmes and funding policies. For several years she has been involved in the negotiation and moderation of trans-national partnerships. Her priorities include labour market and social policies, structural policy, vocational training, child and youth policy.
Biba Klomp / Head of Website and External Communications / European Journalism Centre / Maastricht
Biba Drnovsek Klomp is the Project Manager for the website of the Journalismnetwork. Before Biba joined the European Journalism Centre she worked as an advisor for the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Slovenia within the Office for European Affairs and International Cooperation. She has been planning and implementing international cooperation tasks at bilateral and multilateral levels. Biba has a Master in European Studies from the Humboldt University in Berlin.
Oliver Money-Kyrle / Networking Manager / International Federation of Journalists / Brussels
Oliver is the project director for the Brussels-based International Federation of Journalists. He has worked for the IFJ Since 1998 in various responsibilities and now oversees the IFJ’s global project programme. His regional expertise includes the Balkans, the Former Soviet Union, North Africa and the Middle East.
Sarah Bouchetob / Networking Manager / International Federation of Journalists / Brussels
Law graduate from the University of Montpellier in 2000, Sarah spent three years working for the French foreign ministry in South East Asia where she developed an expertise in project development and management. Joining the International Federation of Journalists in 2006 as Middle East and North Africa Project Officer, she has been reponsible for the implementation of various projects in the MENA region with journalists’ organisations on a range of themes promoting journalists rights.
Michael Delahaye / Head of Training / Lead Trainer for the Maghreb / Thomson Foundation / Oxford
Michael is a television reporter and producer. Most of his years in broadcasting have been with the BBC, on staff or contract, working in news, current affairs and documentaries. Since 1998, he has worked as a consultant for the Foundation - including in Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Syria. He specialises in human rights issues. As a freelance print journalist, Michael is an occasional contributor to The Times, The Guardian, The Independent and The Financial Times.
David Quin / Lead Trainer for Levant & Caucasus / Thomson Foundation / London
David has been a practising journalist on three continents since qualifying from the London College of Printing Post Graduate Journalism Course. His first posting was to Azerbaijan, where he worked as a reporter covering regional economics and politics in Caucasus. He has been the Foundation’s project coordinator at Macedonia Radio and Television. As such he was responsible for the day to day running of the project in the field, its budget management and training requirements.
Taras Kuzmov / Lead Trainer for the Russian Federation & CIS / Thomson Foundation / Kiev
Taras has been working as a cross-platform journalist in Ukraine since 1992. He performed various manegerial tasks for non-profit journalism groups and worked as independent media consultant for the EC Delagation in Ukraine. He is the co-founder and manager of the NGO ‘’Charter-4’’ and was involved in creating Ukraine’s first chat show ‘’Public Radio’’. Currently he is a member of the Journalistic Ethics Commission. He has worked with the Thomson Foundation as a consultant since 1996, covering various projects in countries throughout the Former Soviet Union.
Ahmed Kasmi / Co-Trainer, the Maghreb / Thomson Foundation / London
Zahera Harb / Trainer / Thomson Foundation / Nottingham
Zahera has worked as a journalist in Lebanon, covering stories, producing and presenting programs for several Lebanese and international media organisations. She completed her MA and PhD at Cardiff School of Journalism and currently holds a lecturer in media post at Nottingham University
Oliver Wates / Trainer / Thomson Foundation / Kendal, UK
Oliver spent 21 years as a correspondent in dozens of countries in three continents. He has covered business, economics, wars, elections, sport and disasters and headed the team cover-ing the collapse of the Soviet Union for Reuters news agency. Since 1998 he has been a full-time media and journalism trainer. Media clients include UN executives in a dozen countries.
Taoufiq Derradji / Trainer / MEDA Information and Communication Programme / Paris
The last two years, Taoufiq was the Project Coordinator for MEDA, a journalists’ training programme which preceded this project. In 1999 he created the first Algerian information website, Algeria interface. Since 1997 he is member of “OLC Formation Medias”. From 1995 to 1996 Taoufiq has worked as a trainer at the Paris-based “Centre de formation et de perfectionnement des journalistes” and before he has been Editor in chief of the French weekly newspaper l’Observateur