Participants
Find below list of participants who will be taking part in meetings and GFMD General Assembly in-person.
The sessions and breakout discussions around the 2021 GFMD General Assembly were attended by almost 100 participants either in Tirana or online.
27 in-person participants for the General Assembly, Steering Committee, and strategy session (+8 members of the GFMD Secretariat).
43 online participants for the General Assembly, Steering Committee, and strategy session.
26 additional attendees for the session on "Albanian perspectives on media development and journalism support".

In-person participants

Name
Title
Organisation
Alastair King-Smith
British Ambassador to Albania
UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office
Anisa Curaj
Albania Coordinator
Thomson Foundation
Bill Orme
Author, editor, and independent consultant
Author, editor, and independent consultant
David Quin
Development Director
Thomson Foundation
Davor Marko
Balkans Programme Manager
Thomson Foundation
Guy Berger
Director for Strategies and Policies in the Field of Communication and Information
UNESCO
James Deane
Director for Policy and Learning
BBC Media Action
Jan Lublinski
Head of Department, Policy and Learning
DW Akademie
Jesper Højberg
Executive Director
International Media Support (IMS)
Jodie Ginsberg
Chief Executive Director
Internews
Lars Tallert
Head of Policy and International Development at Fojo / Sweden's representative to UNESCO's IPDC Intergovernmental Council
Fojo Media Institute
Laurence Burckel
Responsable développement et partenariats - Afrique
Canal France International
Leon Willems
Director for Policy and Programmes
Free Press Unlimited
Marija Ristic
Regional Director
Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN)
Marvin Hokstam
Journalist
Association of Caribbean Media Workers
Mary O’Shea
Senior Technical Advisor – Information & Media
International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)
Milka Domanovic
Head of Business and Partnership
Balkan Investigative Reporting Network - BIRN
Mira Milosevic
Executive Director
Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD)
Nayla Abdelnour
Project Manager
Samir Kassir Foundation/ Skeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom
Nona Majidi
Deputy Chief of Party
Balkan Media Assistance Program
Rebecca Stringer
Deputy Head, Global Democracy & Media Freedom Department
Open Societies and Human Rights Directorate | Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Remzi Lani
Executive Director
Albanian Media Institute
Ricardo Corredor Cure
outgoing GFMD Chairperson
Fundación Gabo
Ruth Kronenburg
Director of Operations
Free Press Unlimited
Susan Abbott
Co-Chair of the Media Development Working Group
International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)
Tabani Moyo
Acting Regional Director
MISA Zimbabwe
Thierry Vallat
Chairman and Managing Director
Canal France International
In addition to GFMD's Executive Director, Mira Milosevic, the eight members of the GFMD Secretariat attended the General Assembly in person.
Name
Title
Anne Marie Hammer
Programmes and Project Manager
Biba Klomp
International Partnerships Manager
Fiona Nzingo
Membership and Engagement Manager
Ivana Bjelic Vucinic
Programmes and Project Manager
Jordan Higgins
Advocacy and Policy Manager
Klea Trbovic Zivkovic
Financial Manager
Olga Komarova
Communications Manager
Tom Law
Media Policy Advisor

Online only participants

GFMD members and partners that registered/attended via Zoom, included:
Name
Title
Organisation
Ayman Mhanna
Executive Director
Skyes Centre for Media and Cultural Freedom
Birgitte Jallov
President
Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE)
Caroline Vuillemin
Director of Operations
Fondation Hirrondelle
Courtney Radsch
Freelance
Media policy expert
Cristina Zahar
Executive Director
ABRAJI
Cyprien Ndikumana
Director
Institute Panos Grands Lacs
Denis Chabrol
Senior Vice President
Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM)
Drew Sullivan
Editor
Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)
Ehsan Ahmed Khan Sehar
President
Rural Media Network Pakistan
Fatemah Farag
Director
Welad Elbalad
Francesca Silvani
Key Expert, Freedom of Expression Technical Assistance to EU Delegations
Media for Democracy (M4D)
Haron Mwangi
Director, Programmes and Resource Mobilization
Panos Institute Great Lakes - IPGL
Ines Drefs
Employee
Media Development Assistance in the 21st Century (MEDAS 21)
J.Y. Hoh
Legal Officer
Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD)
Jaime Abello Banfi
Director-General
Fundación Gabo
Jeanne Bourgault
President and CEO
Internews
Jeremy Druker
Executive Director
Transitions Online (TOL)
Joyce Barnathan
Former President
International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)
Kiran Maharaj
President
Media Institute of the Caribbean
Lars Boering
Director
European Journalism Centre (EJC)
Layla Bahnam
Program Manager
Maharat Foundation
Malcolm Joseph
Executive Director
CEMESP Liberia
Mark Nelson
Former Director
Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA)
Maryam Barre/ Maryan Seylac
Executive Director
Somali Media Women Association (SOMWA)
Mijal Iastrebner
Co-founder
SembraMedia
Milica Pesic
Executive Director
Media Diversity Institute
Mogens Schmidt
Senior Advisor on Press Freedom and Media Development
Olumide Ogunlade
Editor-in-chief
Acclaim Nigeria Magazine
Owais Aslam Ali
Executive Director
Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)
Prue Clarke
Co-founder & Executive Director
New Narratives
Rawan Damen
Director-General
Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism - ARIJ
Robin Backer
Founder
Media Development Collective (MDC)
Roula Mikhael
Executive Director
Maharat Foundation
Sameer Padania
Lead Rapporteur, Sustainability of Journalism
Forum for Information & Democracy / Macroscope London
Sharon Moshavi
President
International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)
Susan Angle
Director
Media for Democracy
Tihomir Loza
Executive Director
South-East European Network for Profession­alization of Media (SEENPM)
Toby Mendel
Director
Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD)
Vusumuzi Sifile
Executive Director
Panos Institute Southern Africa
Werner Eggert
Director
Interlink Academy for International Dialog and Journalism
Wesley Gibbings
Executive Member
Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM)
Yahye Mohamed
Executive Director
Somaliland Journalists Association
Zoe Titus
Director
Namibia Media Trust
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