Originally, from Almaty, Kairzhan is a graduate of the Institut Français du Pétrole, IFP (Paris, France) and the Kazakh-British Technical University (Almaty, Kazakhstan). He has over 9 years experience working with oil and gas projects in Denmark, Kazakhstan and the United States. In 2017 he started experimenting with podcasting and set up the podcast “Find your B – Найди в себе Батыра”. In Kazakhstan a “Batyr” is a warrior and fighter.
The podcast is aimed at helping Kazakh youth with self-realisation, confidence, personal freedom and to find the strength to deviate from destructive social patterns and societal pressures. The podcast is conducted in an interview format. Despite a lack of podcasting culture in Kazakhstan, the project has gained a significant audience and has helped thousands of young men find themselves and reassess their lives.
Mariam is a social media specialist, lecturer and trainer.
One of the organizer and founder of Georgian civic movement “In the service of the country”.
My quest in life is to find ways to
My personal mission has always been to contribute to a world that was bigger than my own. My journey began when I joined the protests against the yearly nuclear transports through Germany and became a climber for the environmental
Fueled by a deep interest and passion for people and the well being of our planet I started my career working in development education in the UK. To create
Center for Community Organising
Maros is a graduate of the Political Science of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. He completed internships in Spain, Syria and the USA. 7 years ago he returned from abroad to Slovakia, to Banská Bystrica and since then he has been working in the non-governmental sector.
Currently, he is the head of the Center for Community Organizing (CKO) based in Banská Bystrica, Central Slovakia, which focuses primarily on topics such as civic engagement through community organizing and prevention of extremism and radicalization.
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Tijana has been the co-creator, editor and author on the two only fact-checking platforms in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Istinomjer, set up at 2010, which tracks and rates the statements of public officials and implementation of pre-election promises of political parties in BiH; and Raskrinkavanje, set up in 2017, which is a media fact-checking project.
She was also the lead editor of ‘FemFacts’, an international fact-checking project of News Mavens, which
Tijana currently serves on the Advisory Board of the International
Aside from her
I hate to be online all the time so I only use online in order to meet some folks offline. And of course to ask them to take action. Petitions, e-mails, phone calls, stickers, solidarity walks, protests
Marysia Maciocha Born and raised in Poland. 14 years ago embarked on a solo trip around the globe, she dedicated her time and energy to unconventional exploring the world on search of amazing people, unique places and immersing stories.
A sushi addict, a bookworm and a total chatter box.
She photographs the world from 2005, blogs about travel on My Travel Affairs Blog from 2011 and from 2014 she teaches and consult on social media trends and technics.
My Space, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Google+, Pinterest, VK, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon, Tumblr, YouTube, Vine, Vero, you name it, she explain it. TikTok and Firework are her latest obsessions!
Jelisaveta is a graduate of a Management and production in theater, radio and culture at University of arts in Belgrade (Serbia). In previous period she worked in various independent projects such as theater plays, short films and festivals. Also, she worked in marketing sector for one International company and as a content creator for social media channels for local brands.
Now she works for a satirical web site Njuz.net as a marketing coordinator and content creator. Njuz.net writes fictional news since 2010. The authors received many awards for their work and contribution. They have published 3 books and currently work as a co-creators of a satirical television show ”24 minutes with Zoran Kesić”, one of the most popular TV shows in Serbia.
Salome Barker is a journalist within 10 years of experience working in social media. A founding member of the Marijuana decriminalization movement “2nd June”, a civil rights activist and one of the organizers of non-stop 100 days “Shame Protests” against Georgian government and Russian politics in Summer of 2019.
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Brandon is currently director of RNTC (Radio Netherlands Training Center). He is an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker and his work has been represented at numerous festivals, including Cannes and the Oscars. He has directed television series, commercials, short films, documentaries, new media content and is well known for his work as a music video and adverts director in South Africa. Tough Sunday, his creative company, served clients such as BMW, DeBeers and Unilever. While his production house Media Online developed television programming for DSTV and MTV Networks.
Brandon currently chairs RNTC’s Media for Influence, Media for Behaviour Change and Media for Counter Radicalisation and Violent Extremism studies. He collaborates with the Dutch Foreign ministry, Spark and others on Counter Extremism communication in the MENA region and runs training of journalists and communication experts worldwide
Nansen Dialogue Centre Serbia
Stephanie Danielle Roth
OPEN - Online Progressive Engagement Network
With a research & journalism background, Stephanie brings several languages and 15 years of direct campaign experience from throughout Europe. She was the campaign coordinator of the successful ‘Save Rosia Montana!’ campaign which brought to life massive citizen engagement in a post-communist Romania. For this engagement she was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2005. Stephanie is amongst a handful of campaigners who developed and managed large transnational EU campaigning amongst a diverse range of organizations, teams & facilitated inclusion and exchange in continuous networks. Examples include the TTIP/CETA european citizens initiative as well as the latest reform of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy.
Achim is a 21 year old filmmaker living in Bucharest, Romania. He’s currently working on Dezaburit, a Facebook video series that aims to provide civic and legal education in a short, simple, and entertaining format. Before Dezaburit, he spent 3 years writing, directing, and producing Qveta, a documentary/comedy film about a group of wacky teenagers attempting to make a horror movie. His hobbies include contemplating life, proper posture, and writing about himself in the third person.
Bernadett Sebály is a community organizer, trainer and mentor from Hungary. A cultural anthropologist by education, she currently studies at CEU’s Doctoral School of Public Policy. She is the editor of the book titled The Society of Power or the Power of Society? The Basics of Community Organizing, a compilation of studies of American academics. She gained her experience in community organizing as an activist of The City is for All, and helped build a community organizing program in Hungary with the Civil College Foundation, where she was as a mentor of organizers. Previously, she worked for many years in international civil rights organizations as campaign coordinator and press officer. Her goal is to link the worlds of activism, civil society organizations and academia in a way that is fruitful for all.
Mark is a digital marketing expert with a focus on social impact. His work focuses on the science behind online fundraising, online giving as well as advocacy campaigns that aim to drive awareness on some of the most pressing issues today. In the last 7 years, having worked at Google, YouTube, and most recently, with humanitarian aid, animal protection
Mark is currently working at TechSoup and lives in Barcelona. He is currently interested in the dynamics that create behavioural shifts in societies under the influence of technology.
Love Does Not Exclude Association
For the past 10
Borna writes and hosts the satirical television show Prime Time on
Digital Communication Network
Karolis Vyšniauskas is a journalist based in Vilnius, Lithuania. He is hosting and producing NYLA, the first Lithuanian podcast supported directly by its listeners. With his team at Nanook journalists collective he’s aiming to reinvent journalism by making it more community-oriented. Karolis works previously have been published at DW and Lithuania’s National broadcaster LRT.