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Amy Qin

International Correspondent in China, The New York Times

Amy Qin is an international correspondent for The New York Times, covering the intersection of culture, politics and society in China. She has covered China’s global soft power campaign, the emergence of its vast censorship apparatus and the many ways in which Chinese citizens thrive, cope and struggle in a landscape of deepening political control. For eight years she was based in Beijing and her reporting has taken her from the frontlines of the coronavirus epidemic in Wuhan to the anti government protests in Hong Kong. In 2020 Qin was a member of the team of Times journalists named as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, for their series exposing China’s crackdown on Muslim minorities in Xinjiang

Barbara Trionfi

Executive Director, International Press Institute (IPI)

Barbara Trionfi directs the Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, Media executives and leading journalists dedicated to safeguarding and fostering Media freedom and promoting quality, independent Journalism. Her field of expertise covers areas related to Press Freedom and freedom of expression, including self-regulatory media accountability systems, safety of journalists, and international mechanisms to protect Press Freedom.

Baybars Orsek

Director, The International Fact Checking Network and International Programming, The Poynter Institute

Before joining the International Fact-Checking Network, in 2014 Orsek founded Turkey’s first and only political fact-checking project, Dogruluk Payi (Share of Truth) and Turkey’s open data platform Veri Kaynagi (Data Source), as Founding Chair of Turkey’s leading media non-profit Izlemedeyiz (On Watch)

Chris Buckley

Chief China Correspondent, The Times

Chris Buckley has lived in China for most of the past 30 years after growing up in Sydney, Australia. Before joining The Times in 2012, he was Reuters’ correspondent in Beijing. He covers Chinese politics, social and environmental issues and lately the Xinjiang region in western China.

Dan Meridor

Chair, JPC Advisory Board; Chair, Board of Directors -The Bezalel Academy of Art and Design; President, The Israeli Council of Foreign Relations

Dan Meridor served as Cabinet Secretary under Prime Ministers Menachem Begin (1982-83) and Yitzhak Shamir (1983-84). He has served as Minister of Justice, Minister of Finance, Minister without Portfolio responsible for National Defense and Diplomatic Strategy, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intelligence and Atomic Energy, serving in The Knesset until March 2013. He is Chair of the Board of Directors of The Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and President of the Israeli Council of Foreign Relations. Born in Jerusalem in 1947, Meridor studied Law at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and served in the Israel Defense Forces as a tank commander in the 1967 Six Day War

David Horovitz

Editor, The Times of Israel

David Horovitz is the Founding Editor of The Times of Israel. Horovitz was previously Editor-in-Chief of The Jerusalem Post (2004-2011). Previously, he was Editor and Publisher of the award-winning news magazine The Jerusalem Report

Dr. Tehila Schwartz Altshuler

Senior Fellow, The Israel Democracy Institute

Dr. Tehila Schwartz Altshuler heads the Israel Democracy Institute ’s Media Reform and Democracy in the Information Age programs

Edva Lotten

Managing Director, Midaat

Edva Lotan directs ‘Midaat’, an Israeli non profit organization dedicated to promoting Public Health.

Elad Simchayoff

Europe Correspondent, Channel 12 News

Based in London, Elad Simchayoff has been the Channel 12 News correspondent to Europe for the past seven years and presents the daily podcast “One a Day”. He has covered the Covid-19 pandemic in Israel and across the globe.

Firas Khatib
Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director, Nas Radio
Gadi Taub

Israeli Journalist, Publicist, Screenwriter and Author

Gadi Taub is a journalist and author and is a Senior Lecturer on Communications and Public Policy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Glenn Kessler

Editor/Chief Correspondent -The Fact Checker, Veteran Journalist – The Washington Post

In an award-winning journalism career spanning nearly four decades, Kessler has covered foreign policy, economic policy, the White House, Congress, politics, airline safety and Wall Street. He is the author of The Confidante: Condoleezza Rice and the Creation of the Bush Legacy (2007) and Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth (2020).

Guy Rolnik

Deputy Publisher-Haaretz, Founder – The Marker

Guy Rolnik is an Israeli journalist, executive, entrepreneur and Clinical Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Chicago

Heather Marduk
Middle East Correspondent, Voice Of America
Heather Murdock has been a field journalist for over ten years in the Middle East and Africa, producing breaking news, text and video features, radio reports and documentaries. Currently she is the Refugee Correspondent for the Voice of America and has previously reported for dozens of other newspapers, magazines and broadcast companies
Ilil Shahar

Deputy Director, News Division, The Israeli Broadcasting Corporation

Ilil Shahar is an Israeli Journalist. Prior to her current position at The Israeli Broadcasting Corporation she headed the Galatz news department and served as their political correspondent

Jacob Eilon

Prominent Israeli Journalist and News Anchor

Jacob Eilon is a veteran TV news anchor having presented the main news programs for Channel 2, News 10, Channel One’s Mabat and i24news. In 2016, he served as Head of the News Desk and presenter of Walla! NEWS. He currently presents The Knesset Channel news.

Julie Pace

Washington Bureau Chief, The Associated Press

Appointed in 2017, Pace heads reporters and editors working in a central all-format newsroom, as well as in offices at the White House and other key locations. She previously served as AP’s Chief White House Correspondent and reported extensively on the 2016 presidential campaign. Pace joined AP’s White House team in 2009, after covering the 2008 presidential election and managed the AP team in Washington during the Capitol Riots

Keith Bradsher

Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times Shanghai Bureau Chief

 

“Keith Bradsher reopened the Shanghai Bureau in 2016. A former Hong Kong and Detroit Bureau Chief for The Times, he also served as their Washington correspondent covering the Federal Reserve and International Trade and covered Transportation and Telecommunications from New York.

Molly O’Toole

Immigration and Security Reporter, Washington, D.C. Bureau, The Los Angeles Times

As Senior Reporter for Foreign Policy, O’Toole covered the 2016 election and Trump administration, reported on Politics for The Atlantic’s Defense One and was News Editor at The Huffington Post. She has covered Migration and Security from Mexico, Central America, West Africa, the Middle East, the Gulf and South Asia for The Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Newsweek, The Associated Press and more. In 2020 O’Toole was awarded the first-ever Pulitzer Prize for Audio Reporting, together with the staff of This American Life and Emily Green for “The Out Crowd,” investigating the personal impact of the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy on asylum officers and asylum seekers. She was also a 2020 finalist for the Livingston Awards for excellence in international reporting. O’Toole is a graduate of Cornell University and NYU, but will always be a Californian

Nadav Eyal

Leading Israeli Journalist, Winner of the Sokolov Prize

Winner of the Sokolov Prize, Israel’s most prestigious Journalism award, Eyal has been covering Middle-Eastern and international politics for Israel’s radio, newspapers and television for two decades

Nadia Reiman

Producer, “The Out Crowd”

Nadia Reiman has been in Radio since 2005, when she started covering Capitol Hill for a small Spanish-language politics show, using a mini disc recorder and with no journalism experience. During her tenure at StoryCorps, her team won a Peabody Award for their coverage of 9/11 . Reiman was Senior Editor at NPR’s Latino USA, received the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Ñ Award, among others, and produced “The Out Crowd”, which earned TAL (This American Life) the first ever Pulitzer Prize for Audio Reporting

Nicholas Johnson

Editor-in-Chief, Axios

Nick Johnston leads the entire Axios newsroom and regularly speaks about politics, policy and business on MSNBC, CNBC and Fox News. Nick was previously Managing Editor at Bloomberg where he also covered the White House, Capitol Hill and the 2008 presidential campaign. Nick began his journalism career at The Washington Post.

Noa Landau

Foreign Relations Correspondent, Haaretz; Board Member, Haaretz Editorial Board

Landau covers Israel’s foreign relations for Haaretz, the country’s oldest leading daily newspaper, and is a member of the publication’s Editorial Board.
Prior to this, She previously served as Head of the paper’s News Department and Editor of Haaretz English edition. Before joining Haaretz in 2009, Landau worked as a news reporter and editor for various Israeli news outlets including Galei-Tzahal, Channel 10 and Maariv and was a founding member of the first Women Journalists’ Forum in the country

Orly Bar Lev

Self employed journalist, Social Activist

Orly Bar Lev is an Self employed journalist and social activist

Prof. Anat Ben David
Lecturer at the Open University

Prof. Anat Ben-David is a member of the Public Council for the Protection of Privacy, of the Founding Committee of the Israel Privacy Association and serves on the Board of The Seventh Eye

Prof. Noam Lemelshtrich Latar
Chair, Daniel Pearl International Journalism Institute, Head of Innovation Center, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya

Prof. Noam Lemelstrich Latar is the Founding Dean of the Sammy Ofer School of Communications, established in 2006 to train the future generations of the world of media in Israel. Prof. Lemelstrich Latar is one of the pioneers of the study of the fields of New Media and Interactive Media, and established research in these areas at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University

Sari Roth

Israeli Journalist, Political Commentator, Partner – Haredim 10 Website

Sari Roth is an Israeli journalist, political commentator and part owner of the Haredim 10 website.

Shimon Elkabetz

Station Commander, Galei Tzahal

Shimon is currently Station Commander at Galei Tzahal.

Shuki Tausig

Editor-in-Chief, The Seventh Eye

The Seventh Eye is Israel’s only independent and investigative magazine devoted entirely to Journalism, the Media, Freedom of Speech and transparency. Its staff and contributing writers publish daily exclusive news, views, analysis and investigative reporting on these and other issues

Uri Dromi

Director General, JPC

Prior to founding and directing The Jerusalem Press Club, fulfilling a lifelong dream, Uri Dromi was Director General of the Mishkenot Sha’ananim Conference Center, a venue for international artistic and cultural activities in the spirit of dialogue and tolerance. A former colonel and pilot in the Israeli Air Force, Dromi served as the Spokesman of the Rabin and Peres governments from 1992 to 1996, during the dramatic days of the Oslo process and the peace agreement between Israel and Jordan. A frequent columnist for leading Media publications, he is a book and opera reviewer for Israel’s daily Ha’aretz newspaper, has published three books and authors a regular column, “Focus on Israel,” for the Miami Herald

Vivian Wang

China Correspondent, The New York Times

Vivian Wang is a New York Times correspondant reporting on how China’s global rise is reshaping the lives of its people. Currently based in Hong Kong, she covers the territory’s evolving relationship with the mainland. Previously she covered New York State politics for the Metro Desk.

Yaakov Katz
Yaakov Katz

Editor-in-Chief, The Jerusalem Post

For close to a decade Katz served as the Jerusalem Post’s military reporter and defense analyst. A Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University Fellow (2012-2013), he taught Journalism at Harvard’s Extension School.

Yair (Yaya) Fink

Founder, Lobby 99

 

Yair (Yaya) Fink founded Lobby 99, the Israel public lobby group, and is a member of the Public Council for Reconciliation. He served as Executive Director of the Good Neighbor Association and as Chief of Staff for the Leader of the Opposition in the Knesset.

Yair Tarchitsky

Chair, The Union of Journalists in Israel; CEO, The Movement for Public Journalism

Tarchitsky has written and edited for Maariv, Haaretz, Galey Tzahal and more. He serves as a member of the Directorate of the Israel Press Council and on the Advisory Board of The Jerusalem Press Club

Yoav Rabinovitch

Editor-In-Chief, Channel 11’s “From the Other Side with Guy Zohar

Yoav Rabinovitz is a satirical writer and TV Host who wrote for various comedy shows on Channel 2 and Channel 13. He co-created and performed in the sketch-comedy show “Television from the Future”, and since 2019 is the Editor-In-Chief of “From the Other Side with Guy Zohar”, the first (and only) fact checking and media coverage TV show in Israel

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