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Commission on Media Policy:

Strengthening the Press under Pressure of War and Repression

18 October 2014 - Skopje

An Alphabetical Listing of Commission Members

1991-2005

(Titles were current when each participated in the Commission meeting)

CO-CHAIRS, 1991-1996:

Jimmy Carter 39th President of the United States

Eduard Sagalayev President, Moscow Independent Broadcasting Corporation President, Confederation of Journalists’ Unions

DIRECTOR:

Ellen Mickiewicz James R. Shepley Professor of Public Policy Studies, Duke University; Director, DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy

CO-CHAIRS, 1997-2005:

Erhard Busek Jean Monnet Professor ad personam; President of the European Forum Alpbach

Ellen Mickiewicz James R. Shepley Professor of  Public Policy Studies; Professor of Political Science, Duke University

PARTICIPANTS:

Nidžara Ahmetasević Journalist, Slobodna Bosna, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tigran Akopyan Chairman, State Board of Radio and Television for the Republic of Armenia

Ronald Alridge Vice President, Crain Communications; Publisher and Editorial Director; Electronic Media

Roone Arledge President, ABC News

Arvids Babris Program Director, Latvian Television

Agron Bajrami Editor in Chief, Koha Ditore, Kosovo

Jonathan Baker World News Editor, BBC, England

Gyorgy Balo Director for Arts and Culture, MTV, Hungarian Public Television

Dragan Barbutovski Spokesperson, Press and Public Affairs, Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe

Andriy Bartashev Editor in Chief, Media-Group “Objektiv” Ltd., Ukraine

Sandra Basic-Hrvatin Professor of Media and Journalism, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Chair, Slovenian Council for Broadcasting

Thomas Alfred Bauer O. University Professor, Audiovisual Media, University of Vienna

Boris Bergant Deputy General Director, Radio Televizija Slovenija

Jean-Daniel Biéler Director, Working Table 1, Democracy and Human Rights, Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe

Sergei Blagovolin General Director, Russian Public Television

Jacek Bochenek News Director, Television Information Agency of Poland

Vsevolod Bogdanov President, Russian Union of Journalists

Tatyana Bolshakova Executive Director, International Association of Radio and Television (MART)

Ferhat Boratov Editor in Chief, CNN Turk, Turkey

Vyacheslav Bragin Chairman, Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (Ostankino)

David Brewer Managing Editor, CNN Interactive – Europe, Africa, and Middle East

Rachel Brown Executive Producer, TV News for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, CNN

Peter Burdin BBC

Erhard Busek Former Vice-Chancellor of Austria

Ivo Bušic Director, Web News Program, Croatian Broadcasting (HRT), Zagreb

George Chirita Executive Director, Romanian Association of Broadcasters

Bruce Christensen President, Public Broadcasting Service

Nuri Colakoglu President and Chief Executive Office, NTV (Turkish News Channel)

John Cooke Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, The Walt Disney Company

Peter Cresse Sales Director, Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.; Satellite Television Network Division

Mark Damazer Deputy Director, BBC News, England

John Danforth Member, United States Senate

Richard Dill Special European Broadcasting Union Representative for Bosnia-Herzegovina

Andrei Dimitriu President and Director General, Romanian Radio Broadcasting Corporation

Maja Divac Co-founder, Mreza Network Production Group, Belgrade

Oleg Dobrodeyev Vice President and Director of Information Programs, NTV (Russia)

Daniel Dodd Business and Economics Editor, BBC, UK

Yalcin Dogan Columnist, Hurriyet, former Editor in Chief, Milliyet, Turkey

Vadym Dolhanov Vice President, National Television Company of Ukraine

Ervin Duggan President, Public Broadcasting Service

Freimut Duve OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Vienna

Dace Duze News Producer, Latvian Independent Television

Steven Erlanger Culture Editor, The New York Times, USA

Mikhail Fedotov Ministry of Information and Press, Russian Federation; President, Russian Copyright Society

Jack Fields Member, United States Congress

Charles M. Firestone Executive Vice President, Policy Programs and International Activities, The Aspen Institute, USA

Lothar Fischmann Editor, Press and Information Services, International Services, City of Vienna

Eugen Freund Special Correspondent, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF), Austria

Johann Fritz Director, International Press Institute, Vienna

Dusan Gajic Co-founder and Senior Editor, Mreza Network Production Group, Belgrade

Michael Gartner President, NBC News

Ibrahim Gashi Consultant, IREX, Kosovo

Henry Geller Former Chief Counsel, Federal Communications Commission; Communications Fellow, The Markle Foundation

Ednar Giogobiani General Director, Television and Radio Broadcasting Service of the Republic of Georgia

Akaki Gogichaishvili News Anchor, 60 Minutes, Rustavi 2, Georgia

Lawrence Grossman Former President, NBC News and PBS, New York

Jiri Grusa Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Austria

Boris Grushin President, Public Opinion Research Center, Russian Federation

Stere Gulea Director General, National Television of Romania (TVR)

Lisa Guernsey Technology Reporter, The New York Times, USA

Safar Hakimov Chairman, State Television and Radio Company of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Mehmed Halilovic Federation Assistant Ombudsman for Media, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Miklos Haraszti Member, Presidium Board of Hungarian Radio Public Foundation

John Harwood Political Editor, The Wall Street Journal, USA

Peter Heltai Director of Information Programs, MTV Corp. Hungarian Television

Ryszard Holzer Head, “Entrepreneur” Section, Puls Biznesu, Poland

Donald Horowitz James B. Duke Professor of Law and Political Science, Duke University, USA

Ellen Hume Executive Director, The Democracy Project, PBS, Washington, DC

Reed Hundt Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

Vitaly Ignatenko General Director, Information and Telegraph Agency of Russia

Bobozhon Ikromov Chairman, State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company of the Tajikistan Republic

Mamed Ismailov Chairman, Television and Radio Broadcasting Company of Azerbaijan Federation

Alexander Ivanko OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Vienna

Boris Ivanov Research Institute of Central and Eastern European Business Law

Manfred Jochum Director, ORF Radio (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation)

Nicholas Johnson Professor of Law and Co-Director, Institute for Health, Behavior and the Environment; University of Iowa, College of Law; Former Member, U.S. Federal Communications Commission

Tom Johnson President, Cable News Network (CNN)

Deborah Jones Public Affairs Office, American Embassy, Albania

Senad Kamenica News Director, TVBH (Television of Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Amanbek Karypkulov President, State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company of the Kyrgyz Republic

Fivos Karzis Associate Editor, Radio Station Flash 9, Greece

Sylvie Kauffmann Correspondent, Le Monde, France

Ruttger Keienburg Vice President and Managing Director for Europe, Scientific-Atlanta, GMBH, Germany

Grigory Kisel Chairman, National Television and Radio Broadcasting Company of the Republic of Belarus

Yevgeny Kiselev Vice President, NTV (Russia) and Anchor, Itogy

Vakhtang Khundadze General Director, Television and Radio Broadcasting Service of the Republic of Georgia

Benet Koleka Correspondent, Reuters, Albania

Gabriela Konevska Head, Stability Pact Initiative for Fighting Organized Crime (SPOC) Secretariat, Romania

Aleksandr Kopeyka Member, Presidential Chamber for the Adjudication of Informational Disputes, Russian Federation

Ashirbek Kopishev President, State Television and Radio of Kazakhstan

Andjelko Kozomara General Manager, Serb Radio Television (SRT)

Vladimir M. Kulistikov News Director, NTV, Russia

Bella Kurkova Chair, St. Petersburg Television and Radio Company (Channel Five); Deputy Chair, Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company

Andrew Lack President, NBC News

Craig LaMay Commission Rapporteur; Senior Research Associate, Medill School of Journalism Northwestern University, Chicago

Yasha Lange Executive Secretary of the Media Task Force, Stability Pact for Southeastern Europe

Paul Lendvai Commentator and Consultant for International Contacts, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF)

Andrew Levi Deputy Head of the Cabinet, Special Coordinator of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe

Radomir Licina Chairman of the Board and Senior Editor, DANAS, Yugoslavia

Petra Lidschreiber Chief Editor, RBB-Television, RBB Rundfunk, Berlin-Brandenburg, Germany

Sergei Lisovsky General Director, Advertising Agency LISS and Head of Advertising, Russian Public Television, Russian Federation

Steven Livingston Senior Research Fellow, Center for American Politics and Public Policy, University of Washington, Seattle

Yakov London Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Broadcasters of Russia; President, NTC, Novosibirsk

Marius Lukosiunas Vilnius University Institute of Journalism, Lithuania

Roland Machatschke Director, Radio Austria International, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF)

Tony Maddox Managing Editor, CNN International – Europe, Africa and Middle East, London

Bobohon Makhmedov Minister of Culture and Press, Republic of Tajikistan

Aleksei Malinin President, Advertising Agency IPSA, Russian Federation

Igor Malashenko President, NTV (Independent Television Network), Moscow, Russia

Nerijus Maliukevicius Executive Director, Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania

Babek Mamedov Chairman, State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company of the Azerbaijan Republic

Edward Markey Member, United States Congress

László Martinák Director, International Relations and Festivals, Hungarian Television Corporation

Yelena Masyuk Senior Correspondent, Russian Television and Radio (RTR)

Ivo Mathé General Director, Czech Television

Abdulamed Matisakov Director, State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan

Frederick Mayer Associate Professor of Public Policy Studies, Duke University; Director, Center for North American Studies

Edi Mazi Director, Albanian Television

Michael McCarthy Executive Producer, CNN TV News - Europe, Middle East & Africa, United Kingdom

Regan McCarthy Senior Advisor for Media Affairs, OSCE Mission to BiH

Ian McDonald International Monetary Fund

Dardis McNamee Professor of Journalism, Webster University Vienna; Executive Editor, deScripto: A Journal of the Media in South Eastern Europe

Sasa Mirkovic Vice Chairman, Association of Independent Electronic Media (ANEM); General Manager, Radio B-92, Belgrade

Aigar Misan General Director, Russian Television and Radio Broadcast Company “Moskva,” Russian Federation

Aleksander Mitroshenkov President, Logo-Vaz Press, Russian Federation

Roger Mosey Head of TV News, British Broadcasting Corporation, UK

Pavol Múdry Director, SITA News Agency, Slovakia

Ana Mukoska Journalism Instructor, Macedonian State University, Macedonia

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi Director, News and Current Affairs, Romanian Television

Sherkhan Murtaza Chairman, Kazakh Television and Radio Broadcasting Company

Lubcho Neshkov Director, International Relations, Bulgarian State Television

Juozas Neverauskas Director of Administration, Lithuanian Radio and Television

Eric Ober President, CBS News

Cornelius Ochmann Director, Central and Eastern Europe, The Bertelsmann Foundation, Germany

Nikolai Okhmakevich President, State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company of Ukraine

Federica Olivares Executive Board Member RAI, Italy

Kadyr Omurkulov Director, State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan

Michael J. O’Neill Former Editor, The New York Daily News; Author, “The Roar of the Crowd: How TV and People Power are Changing the World”

Annageldy Orazdurdyev Chairman, National Television and Radio Broadcasting Company of Turkmenistan

Saso Ordanoski Editor-in -Chief, Forum Magazine, Skopje

Peter Orlov Project Director and Deputy Editor in Chief, News Division, NTV International

Diana Orlova Press Freedom Advisor, International Press Institute, Austria

Zoran Ostojic Director, Mreza Network Production Group, Belgrade

Daina Ostrovska Director of Programs, TV3, Latvia

Preston Padden President, Telecommunications and Television, News Corporation

Tena Perišin Editor in Chief, News Desk, HRT, Croatia

Lucie Pokorna Research Manager, CME Development Corporation, Prague

Mikhail Poltoranin Director, Russian Federal Information Center

Nugzar Popkhadze Vice President, Moscow Independent Broadcasting Corporation; Vice Chairman, Confederation of Journalists’ Union

Lidija Popovic Journalist, “Radio Nachbar in Not,” ORF, Vienna

Oleg Poptsov Chairman, Russian Federal Radio and Television Company

Peter Pountchev President, Private Radio Association of Bulgaria

Gareth Price Director, The Thomson Foundation, London

Monroe Price Professor, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Olafs Pulks General Director, Latvian Television

Antonio Puri Purini Permanent Representative of Italy to the Council of Europe, Strasbourg

Peter Radel Director of Finance and Administration; Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF)

Imants Rakins General Director, Latvian Television

William Raspberry Knight Professor of the Practice, Sanford Institute o f Public Policy, Duke University Syndicated Columnist, The Washington Post

Essa Razmedov Chairman, National Television and Radio Broadcasting Company of Turkmenistan

Dee Reid Director of Programs, DeWitt Wallace Center for Communications and Journalism, Duke University

Gundars Reders Director of News, Latvian TV

Anthony Riddle Chair, International Committee, Alliance for Community Media

Antonio Riva Former Chairman, Radio Switzerland

Luba Rizova Editor, New Television, Bulgaria

Jerzy Romanski Director, International Relations, Polish TV S.A.

Rainer Rosenberg City of Vienna Radio

Eduard Sagalayev President, Moscow Independent Broadcasting Corporation (TV-6); President, National Association of Telebroadcasters of Russia

Richard Sambrook Head of Newsgathering, BBC

Pierre Salinger Former Chief Correspondent, ABC News

Yerlan Satylbaldeyev President, State Television and Radio of Kazakhstan

Aleksandr Savenko President, State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company of Ukraine

Dietrich Schwarzkopf Former Program Director, ARD; Former Vice President, ARTE, Germany

Thomas Seifert International Correspondent, “News,” Vienna

Dragos Seuleanu President and Director General, Romanian Radio Broadcasting Corporation

Gadilbek Shalakhmetov Chairman, Intergovernmental Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (Mir)

Colin Shaw Former Director, British Broadcasting Standards Council

Hagi Shein Director General, Estonian Television

Andriy Shevchenko Special Correspondent, New Channel TV, Noviy Kanal, Ukraine

Savik Shuster Writer and Host, “Freedom of Speech,” ICTV, Ukraine

Alfred Sikes President, New Media and Technology, Hearst Corporation; Former Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

Andrei Silantiev Dean, School of International Journalism, Moscow State University for International Relations

Aleksei Simonov Chairman of the Board, Glasnost Defense Foundation, Russian Federation

Milan Smid Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism, Charles University, Czech Republic

Sergei Stankevich Adviser to Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin

Ted Stevens Member, United States Congress

Aleksandr Stolyarov Chairman, National Television and Radio Broadcasting Company of the Republic of Belarus

Joёlle Stolz Journalist, Le Monde, France

Robert Sullivan Senior Writer, Business and Technology Section, MSNBC.com, USA

Al Swift Member, U.S. Congress

Grachya Tamrazian Minister of State Television, Radio and Press of Armenia

Laymonas Tapinas General Director, Lithuanian Television

Mikhail Taratuta San Francisco Bureau Chief, Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (Ostankino)

Matthias Traimer Head of Media Division, Constitutional Service, Federal Chancellery of Austria

Indrek Treufeldt Senior Editor, News Programs, Estonian Television

Radomir Tscholakov Executive Director, Bulgarian National Television

Edward Turner Former Executive Vice President, Cable News Network (CNN), Atlanta

Igor Udalov International Advertising Agency “Tsar,” Russian Federation

Adrian Usaty General Director, National Radio and Television of Moldova

Ibragim Usmanov Chairman, State Television and Radio Broadcasting Committee of Tajikistan

Adrian Van Klaveren Head of Newsgathering, BBC, United Kingdom

Magdalena Vasaryova President, Slovak Foreign Policy Association; Vice-Chairman, Czech Paralympic Committee

Serhiy Vasiliyev Vice President, National Television Company of Ukraine

Zdenek Velisek Editor, Foreign News, Czech Television

Sylvia Volzova Head of International Relations, STS Markíza Slovakia

Zrinka Vrabec-Mojzes Radio 101, Zagreb, Croatia

Oliver Vujovic Secretary General, South East Europe Media Organization (SEEMO), Vienna

Donald D. Wear, Jr. President, International Policy, Discovery Communications, Inc.,

Gerhard Weis General Director, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF)

Kathleen White Senior Press Office of Media Relations, International Monetary Fund

Marek Wollner Investigative Reporter and Anchorperson, Reporteri CT, Czech Television

Alexander Wrabetz Finance Director, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF), Vienna

Nick Wrenn Editor, CNN.com, United Kingdom

Shavkat Yakhyaev Chairman, State Television and Radio Company of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Alexander Yakovlev Chairman, Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (Ostankino)

Arzuhan Yalcndag CEO, Kanal D, Turkey

Daniel Yankelovich Chairman, Daniel Yankelovich Group, Inc. (DY G, Inc.); President, The Public Agenda Foundation

Anatoly Yezhelev President and Chief Executive Officer, Telemak Television and Radio Corporation, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

Henrikas Yushkiavitshus Assistant Director General for Communication, Information and Informatics, UNESCO, Paris

Yuri Zapol General Director, Video International, Moscow, Russia

Tatyana Zaslavskaya President, Russian Center for Public Opinion Research; member, Academy of Sciences of Russia

Yassen Zassoursky Dean , Department of Journalism , Moscow State University; Chairman, State Licensing Commission, Russian Federation

Thanasis Zesimopoulos Kokkalis Foundation, Greece

Michael Zigar Political Commentator, Kommersant Daily Newspaper, Russia

Ivana Zivkovic Journalist, Radio Donaudialog, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF), Vienna

Leonid Zolotarevsky Head, International Service of the Moscow Television Technical Center, Russian Federation

Andrei Zolotov Reporter, Moscow Times, Russia

 

Commission on Media Policy Members

2006-2012

CO-CHAIRS

Erhard Busek Honorary President, European Forum Alpbach; Former Vice Chancellor of Austria

Ellen Mickiewicz James R. Shepley Professor of Public Policy Studies at Sanford School of Public Policy, and Professor of Political Science, Duke University, United States of America

COMMISSION MEMBERS

Gulnara Akhundova Head, Azerbaijan Media Center; Programme Manager, International Media Support, Azerbaijan

Manana Aslamazyan President, Educated Media Foundation (formerly Internews Russia); Media Development Specialist, Internews Network, Russia

Agron Bajrami Editor-in-Chief of Koha Ditore, Kosovo

Dragan Barbutovski Spokesperson, Press and Public Affairs, Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe

Boris Bergant Deputy Director General, RTV Slovenija; Former Vice President, European Broadcasting Union, Slovenia

Friedhelm Boschert Chairman, CEO, and President of the Board, Volksbank International AG, Austria

George Chirita Romanian Association of Broadcasters, Romania

Nuri M. Colkoglu President, Dogan Media International; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, New Media Company (NMC); Chairman, HTV (Turkey’s Health and well being TV), Turkey

Alina Dobreva PhD Candidate, Institute of Communication Studies, University of Leeds, UK

Kathleen Frankovic Director of Surveys and Producer, CBS News, USA

Johann P. Fritz Former Director, International Press Institute, Austria

David Gallagher Deputy technology editor, The New York Times, USA

Dusan Gajic Chief Editor, SEETV – South East Europe TV Exchanges, Belgium

Akaki Gogichashvili Editor-in-Chief and Presenter, Rustavi 2 Broadcasting Company, Georgia

Mehmed Halilovic Federation Assistant Ombudsman for Media, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Miklos Haraszti The Representative on Freedom of the Media, OSCE, Austria

Drago Hedl Editor, Jutarnji List, Croatia

Markus Heidinger Wolf Theiss, Attorneys at Law, Austria

Ryszard Holzer Head of the Business Section, Newsweek Polska, Poland

Maja Hrgovic Journalist and Fiction Writer, Croatia

Galiya Ibrayeva Professor and Dean, Journalism Faculty, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan

Milorad Ivanovic Executive Editor, Novi magazin weekly, Serbia

Edmundas Juskys Member, Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania

Senad Kamenica Journalist, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Carola Kaps Former economics correspondent, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung; Economics journalist, Germany

Omer Karabeg Journalist, Balkan Service, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, Czech Republic

Fivos Karzis News Editor and Producer, City of Athens Radio, “Athens 984″, Greece

Srgjan Kerim Member of the Board and Advisor for Political Issues, WAZ Ostholding Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary General on Climate Change, Austria/Macedonia

Petar Komenic Editor, TV Vijesti, Montenegro

Maryte Kontrimaite Lithuanian Journalists Society, Lithuania

Michael Kudlak Deputy Director, International Press Institue (IPI), Vienna

Craig LaMay Commission Rapporteur, Associate Professor of Journalism; Medill School of Journalism, North Western University, United States of America

Radomir Licina Senior Editor and Member of the Board, DANAS, Serbia

Petra Lidschreiber Senior Editor Department Middle- and Eastern Europe/ Television of Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb), Germany

Maria Lipman Editor of Pro et Contra, a policy journal published by Carnegie Moscow Center, Russia

Michael Mauritz Head of Group Communications, Erste Group Bank AG, Austria

Patrick McCurdy Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, University of Ottawa, Canada

Anthony Mills Press Freedom & Communications Manager, International Press Institute, Austria

Pavol Mudry Media Consultant, Media communication Advisor, Manager General, Member of the Board, SITA Slovak News Agency, Slovakia

Ana Mukoska Analyst, Euro-Balkan Institute, The Republic of Macedonia

Patricia Mussi Managing Director, European Forum Alpbach, Austria

Saso Ordanoski Director for Media and Public Affairs, VeVe Group, Macedonia

Friedrich Orter Journalist, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF), Austria

Daina Ostrovska Director of Programs, TV3, Latvia

Petar Pountchev Chief Executive Officer, Radio 3 95.8, Serbia

Paul Christian Radu Executive Director, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, Romania

Alina Radu-Mazureac Director, Ziarul de Garda, Moldova

Tony Reid Assistant Financial Editor, The Washington Post, USA

Dominique Roch Chief Correspondent, Jerusalem Bureau, Radio France International

Kenneth S. Rogerson Director of Undergraduate Studies and Lecturer, Terry Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, United States of America

Andrei Richter Director, OSCE Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media, Austria

Anneliese Rohrer Columnist, Die Presse; Lecturer, FHWien University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Rainer Rosenberg Head of Special Programs, ORF – Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Austria

Stephan Russ-Mohl Professor of Journalism and Media Management, Faculty of Communication Sciences, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland

Nouneh Sarkissian Managing Director, Internews Armenia

Zoe Schneeweiss Vienna Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News, Austria

Dietrich Schwarzkopf Former Program Director, ARD; Former Vice President, ARTE, Germany

Nenad Sebek Executive Director for the Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe, Greece/Serbia

Edina Secerovic Journalist, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Colin Shaw Former Director British Broadcasting Standards Council; Former Chief Secretary, BBC, UK

Andriy Shevchenko Member of Ukrainian Parliament, President of Center for Public Media, Ukraine

Taras Shevchenko Director, Media Law Institute, Ukraine

Savik Shuster Writer and Host, “Freedom of Speech,” ICTV, Ukraine

Milan Šmid Professor, Department of Journalism, Charles University, Czech Republic

Olexiy Solohubenko News and Deployments Editor, Languages, BBC World Service, United Kingdom

Fiona Spruill Editor, Emerging Platforms, The New York Times, United States of America

Milka Tadic-Mijovic Executive Director, Monitor, Montenegro

Neven Tomic President of Council of Regulatory Agency for Communications in Bosnia and Herzegovina, CEO Marti d.o.o. Zagreb, Croatia

Maxim Trudolubov Editorial Page Director, Vedomosti, Russia

Renaud van der Elst Expert, Working Table II: Economy/Energy, Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe

Zrinka Vrabec-Mojzes Adviser of the President of the Republic of Croatia for Social Affairs, Office of the President of the Republic of Croatia

Oliver Vujovic Secretary General, SEEMO – South East Europe Media Organisation, Austria

Marek Wollner Head and Host, Reporteri CT, Czech Republic

Alexander Wrabetz Director General, ORF – Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Austria


Guidebooks

Since 1990, the Commission has published a number of guidebooks designed as a tool for journalists and policy makers. They examine the advantages and disadvantages of diverse policy option and provide examples of how these policies have worked in practice in a number of different countries.  President Jimmy Carter, former Commission Chair, has called them, “the greatest achievement of the Commission process.”

The first of the guidebooks, Television and Elections, is available in more than a dozen languages.  There have been three editions in Russian and two in Ukrainian.  The USIA makes it mandatory for some of its training programs.  It has been used in the Russian, Iraqi, Romanian, West Bank and Bosnian elections.  A  prominent Lithuanian translated the book into his own language and was subsequently sent to Bosnia to advise on the elections. He found the book’s Bosnian translation being used there.  The book has influenced parliamentary debate and parts have been written into Russian law.

Five additional guidebooks have been published, Television/Radio News and Minorities (Russian, Belarussian, and Lithuanian and forthcoming in Kazakh and Ukrainian); Television, Radio and Privatization (English and Russian); and Television Autonomy and the State (English and Russian). An updated, second edition of Television and Elections and a compendium volume entitled Democracy on the Air were published in November 1999.