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Michael Kahn

Michael Kahn

Michael Kahn has more than 20 years experience working for Reuters in Washington DC, San Francisco, London and Prague. He started out on the economic desk in Washington helping to cover the U.S. economy and the White House before moving…

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Jeremy Druker

Jeremy Druker is the executive director of Transitions, one of Central and Eastern Europe’s leading media development organizations, and editor in chief of TOL’s flagship publication, Transitions. He is also founder/CEO of Press Start, the first global crowdfunding platform designed…

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Sam Swam

Sam Swan

Sam Swan is the College of Communication & Information School of Journalism & Electronic Media Director of Internationalization and Outreach Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Sam Swan’s background encompasses over 45 years in broadcasting, broadcast management, broadcast…

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Golnaz Esfandiari

Golnaz Esfandiari

Golnaz Esfandiari is a senior correspondent in RFE/RL’s Central Newsroom and editor of the award-winning Persian Letters blog. She was previously chief editor of RFE/RL‘s Persian Service, Radio Farda. Her reporting and analysis on Iran have been cited by The…

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Wojtek Grojec

Wojtek Grojec

Wojtek Grojec is the digital editor for RFE/RL’s Central Newsroom, where he leads the graphics and social media team since its creation in 2015. He’s a visual journalist, responsible for exploring new ways of storytelling, weaving together code, design, and…

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Glenn Kates

Glenn Kates

Glenn Kates is Managing Editor for Digital at Current Time / Radio Free Europe, a new Russian-language TV channel. His team was the first news organization in the Russian-language news market to pursue a distributed content model, focusing on adapting…

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Raphael Minder

Raphael Minder is the Central Europe correspondent for The Financial Times, based in Warsaw since June 2022 and covering a handful of countries across the region that borders Ukraine.  He is now reporting on the broader consequences for Europe of Russia’s invasion…

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Jana Ciglerová

Jana Ciglerová studied journalism in Prague and international journalism in London. In the UK, she worked for The Observer and also published with the Evening Standard. She began her journalistic career as a media correspondent for the biggest Czech daily Mlada fronta Dnes while still…

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Silvie Lauder

Silvie Lauder is an award-winning Czech journalist. She studied journalism at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University in Prague. However, her real education came in 2004 when she started working at Respekt, a weekly magazine published in Prague. Before moving to Respekt,…

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Adam Pemble

Adam Pemble has over 20 years of experience as a television news professional in duties as varied as: reporter, newscast director, video editor, producer, assignment editor, satellite truck engineer, and field production coordinator. Most of those over two decades of…

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Jan Rybář

Jan Rybář

Jan Rybář is a journalist, photographer, and a communications trainer/consultant. Currently he is director of the creative agency Amaze.cz, which provides photography courses and a variety of tailored training activities and consultations in many “creative” areas – photography, creative writing, travel…

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Martin Ehl

Martin Ehl

Martin Ehl is Chief International Editor in the Czech economic daily Hospodarske noviny. During his journalistic career, he has worked as a foreign news reporter for the Czech dailies MF Dnes and Lidove noviny and at the weekly Tyden. He is…

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