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Katherine Borlongan

Katherine Borlongan is a civic startup enthusiast with many different hats. Currently, she is an open data specialist for the SNCF, France’s national railway company, one of Startup Weekend Paris’ organizers, a columnist for the Rude Baguette and part of the founding team of the award-winning start-up, Prior to this, she worked as a public affairs consultant to the International Civil Aviation Organization and as the Managing Director of Reporters sans frontières’ Canadian bureau.

As a merit scholar of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Katherine completed her undergraduate degree in Political Science at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Bordeaux. She also holds a master’s degree in Communication Studies from McGill University.



Rogier Creemers

Rogier is a post-doctoral research officer at the Programme for Comparative Media

Law and Policy. On the basis of his background in Chinese Studies and International Relations, he wrote a PhD thesis on the relationship between media piracy in China, intellectual property law and media regulation, and globalization. His main research interests include the nexus between media policy and political change in China, with a particular focus on the processes of cooptation and confrontation between the vested regime and potential challengers.

His personal research site, which includes a database of translated Chinese media law, regulation and policy documents, is


Endre Danyi

Endre Dányi is a final-year PhD student at the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University and a visiting researcher at the Innovation in Governance Research Group at the Center for Technology and Society at the Technical University in Berlin. Drawing on recent works in science and technology studies and historical sociology, his doctoral research re-conceptualizes democracy in Hungary as a culturally and historically specific set of material practices, held together by the parliament building in Budapest.

Harriet Di Francesco

Harriet Di Francesco is a Masters student at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Bologna. Studying International Relations, Harriet has chosen

courses with a strong emphasis on economics and law. In a recent research paper, Harriet explored the paradox between traditional forms of international justice and the cosmopolitan idea that individuals are moral and legal subjects in a global civil society. She is fundamentally interested in the central notions and ideas behind theories of international politics and the ways in which these can be applied to the real world.

Leshuo Dong

Leshuo is a PhD candidate specializing in international communication and comparative media studies at the School of Journalism and Communication at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Her research interests lie in public diplomacy, comparative media policy and global internet governance. She is currently a visiting scholar at the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. At CGCS, she works on China’s public diplomacy in United States, with a special focus on China’s “going out” media policy. She has published several papers in leading Chinese academic journals, including the Journal of International Communication, Chinese Journalist, and Introduction to Journalism Research.

As a member of International Association for Media and Communication Research, she has also presented papers at the annual conference in 2010 and 2011. Her working experience includes Global Media Journal, China Central Television, and China Youth Daily.






Shalini Iyengar

Shalini Iyengar was selected as an Emerging Scholar Delegate to the 2012 Milton Wolf Seminar. She is an LL.M. student studying Comparative Law, Economics and Finance at the International University College, Turin after having completed her degree in arts and law at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. She’s a keen observer of the transformative role that media can play in a democracy and the power it wields in both developed and developing countries. In her free time Shalini likes to travel, talk, read and amuse her friends by pursuing increasingly arcane hobbies like visiting old bookstores and collecting stamps.



Arzak Khan

Arzak Khan is a communication expert who researches on the marketing of Human rights, New Media, and Social Movements in the South. One part of his research focuses on understanding the role played by Information Communication Technologies in Mediatization of society and other focuses on the development of ICT infrastructure, broadband strategies and regulation of the Internet.

Arzak blogs on and can be found on twitter as well @ArzakKhan



Marissa Moran 

Marissa Moran is currently in the MSc Media, Communications, and Development program at The London School of Economics.  She completed her Bachelor’s in Political Communication and International Affairs, Peace and Conflict Studies at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 2010.

She entered the field of international media assistance through her undergraduate honors thesis, which compared media development projects in post-conflict Rwanda and Bosnia and emphasized the need for media regulation and policy approaches in future post-conflict interventions.  Her current Masters dissertation will analyze the reception of and response to strategic narratives about Somalia among the Somali diaspora community in the UK. From 2010-2011 Marissa served in the U.S. community service network Americorps, coordinating secondary and post-secondary educational opportunities for low-income and immigrant youth.  Originally from Norwalk, Connecticut, she currently works for Albany Associates, a media development and strategic communications firm that works in post-conflict and transitional states.




Raluca Petre

Raluca Petre is from Romania and received her PhD in 2009 from the Graduate School for Social Research, Warsaw, with a dissertation entitled Sociology of Media Transformation in Romania; institutional aspects. She holds an MA in Economy and Society from Lancaster University, UK & CEU and a BA in Journalism and Communication Sciences from the University of Bucharest. She has been a Lecturer at The Faculty of Letters, Ovidius University, Constanţa since 2008. She has published articles in international journals and volumes in Germany and Poland and numerous articles on Romanian mass-media in national publications. She has co-authored two books, the most recent of which is “Flow, Cultural Market and Spectacular Convergence Effects” (co-author, Ana-Maria Munteanu, 2011).


Monroe Price

Monroe Price serves as Director of CGCS and Director of the Stanhope Centre for Communications Policy Research in London. Professor Price is the Joseph and Sadie Danciger Professor of Law and Director of the Howard M. Squadron Program in Law, Media and Society at the Cardozo School of Law, where he served as Dean from 1982 to 1991. He graduated magna cum laude from Yale, where he was executive editor of the Yale Law Journal. He clerked for Associate Justice Potter Stewart of the U.S. Supreme Court and was an assistant to Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz.

Professor Price was founding director of the Program in Comparative Media Law and Policy at Wolfson College, Oxford, and a Member of the School of Social Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He was deputy director of California Indian Legal Services, one of the founders of the Native American Rights Fund, and author of Law and the American Indian. Among his many books are Media and Sovereignty; Television, The Public Sphere and National Identity; anda treatise on cable television.


Roy Revie

Roy Revie was selected as an Emerging Scholar Delegate to the 2012 Milton Wolf Seminar. He is a doctoral researcher at the University of Bath (UK) examining the mediation of power in the digital age. His research explores the communication and information aspects of contemporary conflict – particularly the impact of social and new media on diplomatic and military communication. He is from Scotland.

Sandra Ristovska

Sandra Ristovska is a rising third year doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. As a documentary filmmaker, a former radio journalist, and an aspiring communication scholar, she thinks broadly about media narratives and their resonance locally and internationally. Specifically, her dissertation examines the historical resonance and situated nature of Romani cultural and media narratives within three different contexts—the Balkans, the European Union, and the United States. Her scholarly work has been presented at numerous conferences including the International Association for Media and Communication Research, International Communication Association, and the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Her documentary film Kaleidoscope was a Region II finalist for Student Academy Awards. Ristovska is a recipient of 13 November- the City of Skopje Award, a prestigious award that the National Committee of the City of Skopje, Macedonia, gives to selected citizens in recognition of high achievements.



Judith Townend

Judith Townend is a PhD research student at the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism, City University London, where she also co-ordinates the ‘Open Justice in the Digital Era‘ project. She is @jtownend on Twitter and blogs at







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