STAFF

 

Csilla Szabó (Staff Director - Budapest, Hungary) recruits and coordinates our staff to help us reach out to media professionals in as many locations as possible. Besides staffing, she also leads CIME's communication activities and the CIME Fellowship. She has been involved in business development, corporate and digital communications, community management and knowledge management activities at an international level in the private and public sector, including the European Commission and the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation. She has a strong interest in development cooperation and co-founded Under30 The Youth Development Agency.

Received Staff Commendation in 2011 from the CIME Board for her exceptional efforts, progress and insight in furthering the organization's development.
Languages: Hungarian (native), English, French, Spanish

 

Milica Markovic (IMED Director - Belgrade, Serbia) has a graduate degree in Public Relations Management from McGill University and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Concordia University. Milica is currently working as a freelance editor and has experience in public relations, marketing, event coordination and working on political campaigns. She has an interest in media democracy, human rights and social justice. After assisting the organisation of the 2nd International Media Ethics Day (IMED) in 2012, she succefully organized the 3rd IMED in 2013 and is currently working on the organization of the 4th IMED in 2014.

Received Staff Commendation in 2013 for her drive, initiatives and successful organization of the 3rd International Media Ethics Day.

Languages: English, Serbian, French (intermediate)

 

Heather DeVaney (Newsletter Editor – Dublin, Ireland) recently completed her M. Phil. in International Peace Studies from Trinity College Dublin, and holds a B.Sc. in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations from Kennesaw State University in her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. Her Master’s thesis examined the relationship between globalisation and the Arab Spring in Tunisia and Egypt. She has a special interest in humanitarian issues, and is looking forward to further exploring the effects of the media on development and international wellbeing in her time at CIME.

Languages: English, Spanish

 

Kate Davidson (Blog Editor - Chicago, USA) is completing her B.A. at the University of Chicago, where she is majoring in Religious Studies and minoring in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies. She focuses on how religion has affected contemporary political and social movements, and her B.A. thesis examines the National Association of Evangelicals' decision to endorse comprehensive immigration reform. She is interested in education reform and developing curriculums that engage students and are politically and socially relevant. She wants to explore how the media can be a positive influence on students and society.

Languages: English, Spanish

 

Hamroz Abduhoshimov (Ambassador Program Coordinator - Antalya, Turkey) graduated from Tashkent Financial Institute with a B.A. in Finance and currently pursuing his MBA at Akdeniz University in Antalya. Alongside his major he is interested in social development in the areas of education, healthy life style, unemployment and human trafficking and human rights. At CIME he looks forward to learning about the role of media in shaping public policy in economically and socially developing countries.

Languages: Uzbek (Native), Tatar, Russian, English, Turkish, German (Basic)

 

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Public Relations Associate - Evanston, IL, USA) has a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts from Western Illinois University in Spanish and Communications as well as a certificate in Grant Writing from DePaul University. William taught English and lived in Veracruz, Mexico for 1 year. He has worked in education as a teacher, and college advisor. He also worked for 1 year as an Analyst at Rotary International providing support for their Spanish speaking constituency in Latin America and Spain. He currently works in the Health Care industry in Chicago. William is politically active; William enjoys volunteering and is passionate about a myriad of causes and movements including  Civil rights and the environment.

Languages: English, Spanish, French

 

Bailey Cleary-Foeller (Public Relations Associate) is a postgraduate student at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland where she is pursuing an M. Phil in International Peace Studies. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Bailey earned her undergraduate degree from John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, and has travelled extensively over the past several years. She is currently working on her master's dissertation, focusing on North American media portrayals of indigeneity. As a Public Relations Associate with CIME, Bailey hopes to broaden her knowledge of the role of the media in shaping policy and societal discourse.

 

Paula Munteanu (Communications Associate - Grand Valley, MI, USA) is a Journalism and Politics student at Kingston University in London, UK, at the moment on her exchange year in the US, at Grand Valley State University. She worked for five years at the National Radio Channel of Moldova, has been a broadcasting intern for Public Reality Radio and did editing for a couple of online magazines. Given her strong interest in politics and international relations, Paula is writing for a number of different publications now, including International Political Forum, DC Spotlight newspaper and Buckingham Post. Recently she has been accepted as the Editor for the Youth Association for a Greater Europe.

Languages: Romanian (native), English, Russian, French

 

Carol Davey (Communications Associate - Dublin, Ireland) originally hails from Columbus, Ohio but had spent the last eight years living in various states and countries. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree(s) from Berea College in Communication Studies and Peace and Social Justice studies. An avid reader, pop culture fangirl, and media critic- Carol spends her free time exploring how mass media influences society. She is currently attending Trinity College in Dublin Ireland while she completes her M.Phil. in International Peace Studies. Her thesis research combines a majority of her interests into one study on ‘The Olympics as a diplomatic tool or proxy to the Cold War, as told by the media.’ During her internship at CIME Carol is hopeful to learn more about media ethics and the role of media in social change.

 

Anita Thomas (Development Associate - New York, USA) graduated from Syracuse University's School of Law where she earned a Juris Doctorate. She currently works in New York City on complex litigation matters. Anita also belongs to the New York State Bar, the New York City Bar Association's Health Law Committee and the New York County Lawyers' Association's Securities & Exchanges Committee. As Development Associate, Anita will be assisting CIME with its fundraising and strategy development efforts.

Languages: English, French, Malayalam

 

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Graphic and Technical Consultant - London, UK) is interested in communication of all kinds and has experience in both journalism and graphic design. He graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in Linguistics and Phonetics. After working as a freelance journalist for a number of years and completing an Art & Design Foundation Degree at City Lit in London, he is now a writer and web designer at innovation magazine Springwise.com.

Languages: English (native)

 

Amrita Ahira (Legal Consultant - London, UK) is a LLB (Hons) graduate. She achieved a Distinction in her Legal Practice Course at BPP Law College in London, where she specialised in Intellectual Property and Media and Entertainment Law. Having undertaken Pro Bono work with Own-it (an online Intellectual Property advice service for creative’s), she then moved on to work for CIME focusing on her Media Law training.  She is currently working at the Financial Ombudsman Service as an Adjudicator solving financial disputes on an impartial level.

Languages: English (native), Punjabi, Spanish

 

Ann Elizabeth Babe (Consultant - New York, USA) is a writer and English instructor who recently finished a four-year teaching stint in South Korea. Born in Korea, Ann grew up in the United States, where she attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned a degree in journalism. Ann has written for several print and online publications, including Language Magazine and The Bureau of National Affairs. In addition to writing and working with CIME, she volunteers for the Alliance for International Women's Rights' English Program that educates girls in Afghanistan.

Received Staff Commendation in 2011 from the CIME Board for her excellent and dedicated work on CIME's newsletter and Fellowship program.
Languages: English (native), Spanish, Korean

 

Gérard Guèdègbé (Instructor - Cotonou, Benin) is a freelance Investigative Journalist stationed in Cotonou, Benin. He has been headhunted by the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR) as the peer mentor for francophone African Newsrooms. In addition to his journalistic experience, he has co-authored chapters of FAIR Investigative Journalism Manuals. He proved to be a determinant conveyor of investigative journalism techniques and practices. One of his key ongoing research projects focuses on how to carry out successful investigative journalism in tradition-locked environments in Africa. He currently teaches journalism and assists newsrooms in francophone Africa in building effective in-house training to improve Investigative stories.
Languages: French (native), English

 

Teresa Allen (Instructor - San Luis Obispo, USA) is a prize-winning journalist with 15 years of reporting experience for major newspapers across the United States. Before coming to Cal Poly State University in 2001, she taught journalism at Boston University and the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has twice been named “Best Writer” of the year by the Gannett Newspaper Company. In addition to teaching all levels of reporting and writing, Professor Allen specializes in media ethics, and is currently researching and writing about new ethical challenges and the Web.

Languages: English (native), Spanish

 

Martin Huckerby (Instructor - London, UK) has trained journalists on ethical issues in countries as varied as Russia, China and Sierra Leone. He was a reporter and news editor at The Times, then Foreign News Editor of The Observer, and Editor of The Prague Post. As well as his internati onal work in media development, he has authored the UNESCO handbook, The Net for Journalists, and was consultant editor on the first guide to human rights reporting for Chinese journalists.


 

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Sports and media analyst – Paris, France) advises CIME on ethics in sports journalism. She writes and lectures internationally on the role of sport in society and, specifically, the impact of sports news media. After leading the international association of sports newspapers, which gathered the leading sports media in the world, she was recently invited by the Center for Media Education (CLEMI) of the French Ministry of Education to contribute in the EU-Council of Europe "Media against Racism in Sport" program. An award-winner researcher, with prizes from NATO and the UK Foreign Office, Rosarita has worked for the United Nations Environment Programme and other organizations in the social responsibility area. Alongside her work as sports and business reporter, she is a Board member and scientific advisor to the think tank Sport and Citizenship, for which she is also the president of the European network on "Women and Sport", focusing on gender-related issues in sports and the media.

Languages: Italian (native), English, French, Spanish


 

Rehman Azhar (Consultant - New York, USA) serves as an anchor, news producer and special correspondent in Pakistani television. He is currently working at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) and also as a Special Correspondent in United States for Dunya News Television. He has previously worked with major national broadcasting networks in Pakistan including  Express News, Express 24/7 and Geo TV. While working as a correspondent his main assignments included reporting from difficult areas like military operation, elections, riots and natural disasters. Mr. Azhar holds an LLM from Fordham University New York, an MA from the Government College University in Lahore, an LLB from the University of the Punjab and he is also an alumnus of TFAS’ EJI program at Charles University, Prague.
Languages: Urdu/Hindi/Punjabi (native), English, Arabic

 

Suzanne Temwa Harris (Consultant - London, UK) a graduate in Sociology and Third World Studies and a postgraduate in Media and International Development (MA). She has worked as a researcher for MTV Staying Alive, the world's largest multi-media campaign for young people affected by HIV/AIDS and Beyond Good Intentions which focuses on the non-effectiveness of foreign aid. She has also started her own business called Changing the Face of Africa that supports and promotes media analysis and literacy and critical thinking.

Languages: English (native)

 

Maia Lazar (Consultant - Krakow, Poland) comes to CIME with international experience studying in the Balkans, writing for the National Journalism Center in Washington, DC, and working at the Insitute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin, Germany. She is a graduate of University of California, San Diego, currently working as a freelance writer.
Languages: English (native), Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, German, French, Spanish

 

Newsletter history

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"I thought the panels were well chosen and ... the discussions were lively and interesting." – CIME Forum 2011 Participant

"I enjoyed the participation from two perspectives, the indigenous person and the urban mestiza." – CIME Forum 2010 Participant

"All of the topics covered satisfied my thirst for learning how I can use ethics to participate in consolidating democracy in my country." - CIME Forum 2009 participants