Media Channel

Media Channel
Media Channel

Media Channel has over 90 international advisors: journalists, academics, media professionals, media critics, and activists. Our advisors serve as Media Channel’s eyes and ears around the globe. They keep us informed about important issues and events, contribute commentaries and columns, and help us reach out to media organizations worldwide. We’re grateful to our advisors for their guidance, input, and insights.

Affiliations listed for identification purposes only.


Fackson Banda, Regional Director, Panos Institute of Southern Africa – Zambia Guy Berger, Professor and Head of Department, Journalism and Media Studies, Rhodes University – South Africa

Kondwani Chirambo, Director, Democracy and Governance Programme, Southern African Research and Documentation Centre (SARDC); Chairman, Commonwealth Press Union (CPU), Zambia section; Member of the Governing Council of the CPU – Zambia

Tracy Cohen, Policy Analyst, LINK Center, Graduate School for Public and Development Management – South Africa Shuller Habeenzu, Managing Director, Zamnet – Zambia

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Chief Correspondent for National Public Radio – South Africa

Ted Iwere, Publisher, Business Nigeria – Nigeria Pallo Jordan, Former Minister of Information – South Africa

Tawana Kupe, Media Scholar, Rhodes University – South Africa Gwen Lister, Editor of The Namibian – Namibia

Sundie Sinkala, African Regional Co-ordinator, OneWorld Online; Information and Research Officer, Zambia Independent Media Association – Zambia Keyan Tomaselli, Director, Centre for Media and Cultural Studies, University of Natal – South Africa


Binod Agrawal, Director, TALEEM Research Foundation – India

Zafaryab Ahmed, Journalist, first human rights fellow of the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights at Colby College – Pakistan

Nitya Jacob, Indian Regional Co-ordinator, OneWorld Online – India

Sevanti Ninan, Media Columnist – India


Nissim Calderon, Political analyst, literary critic, Tel-Aviv University – Israel Thomas Goltz, Journalist, Author, Lecturer – Turkey

Khaldoon Tabaza, President of Online Services, Arabia.On.Line; Faculty Member, World Paper International – Jordan


Zhuge Hungyun, Director, SkyArc Productions; Television Producer – China Vijay Menon, Secretary-General, Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) – Singapore

Mitsuko Shimomura, Journalist – Japan

Masaki Tajika, Senior Editor, Sapio Magazine – Japan

Zhou Xiao-Pu, Director, Broadcasting Section, Journalism Department, Renmin University – China Satoshi Yoshida, Chief Editor, Economic News Section, Kyodo News – Japan


Carlos Castilho, Editor, Revista Empreendedor – Brazil


Patrice Barrat, President, Article Z, Television Press Agency – France Mariano Benni, a member of the board of directors, Manager of journalistic personnel and external relations, Missionary Service News Agency (MISNA) – Italy Anna Cataldi, Journalist, UN Messenger of Peace – Italy

Stephen Coleman, Director of the Hansard Society, London School of Economics – England Countess Albina du Boisrouvray, Founder, Association Francois-Xavier Bagnoud – France

Thomas Dillen, Documentary Filmmaker & TV Journalist – Sweden Ms. Divina Frau-Meigs, Professor of Media – France

Serge Halimi, Media Editor, Le Monde Diplomatique – France

Miklos Haraszti, Social Scientist and Media Critic – Hungary

Max Kaase, Political Scientist, 1st VP of International Political Science Association (IPSA) – Germany

Ann-Britt Kaca, Senior Producer, YLE, Finish Broadcasting – Finland

Pat Kane, Associate Editor, Sunday Herald – Scotland Remy Le Champion, Associate Producer, University of Paris; TV and Webcast Producer – France

Jake Lynch, Consultant/Conflict & Peace Forums, Sky News correspondent – England Veran Matic, B92 Radio Belgrade, Annam Independent Media Association – Serbia

Tessa Mayes, Freelance Journalist, Media Researcher – England Ziba Norman, Prospect Magazine – England

Umit Ozturk, Vice-Chair, Amnesty International Journalists’ Network – England Gregory Palast, Business Columnist, The Observer – England

Greg Philo, Professor of Media Studies, Glasgow University – Scotland

John Pilger, Journalist – England

Helge Ronning, Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo; Former member of the Norwegian Public Service Broadcasting Council; Former member of the Government Commission on Freedom of Expression – Norway

Arne Ruth, Journalist/Editor – Sweden

Naomi Sakr, Research Director, Centre for Media Freedom – Middle East and North Africa (CMF MENA) – England

Jan Servaes, Dean, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Chair, Department of Communication, Katholieke Universiteit Brussel; Director, Research Centre, “Communication for Social Change” (CSC) – Belgium

Daniel Singer, European Correspondent, The Nation – France

Sava Tatic, Managing Director, Center for Advanced Media, Prague; Publication Director, Transitions – Czech Republic Barbara Thomass, School of Media and Politics, University of Hamburg – Germany

Carole Tongue, former member of the European Parliament – England Stefaan Verhulst, Director, Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, Wolfson College; Editorial Board, International Journal of Communications Law and Policy; Chair in Communication, UNESCO – England

Granville Williams, Division of Media, University of Huddersfield; Editor, Free Press – England


Jack Balkin, Director, Yale Information Society Project – USA

Roy Eugene Boggs, Jr. , Professor of Law, University of West Los Angeles; Member, Board of Directors, Screen Actors’ Guild – USA Nolan Bowie, JFK School of Government, Harvard University – USA Farai Chideya, Author, Journalist – USA

Linda Fuller, Professor, Worcester State College Communications Department; Media scholar and writer – USA Irene Gendzier, Professor, Boston University – USA

George Gerbner, President, Cultural Environment Movement; Bell-Atlantic Professor of Communications at Temple University; Dean Emeritus of the Annenberg School, University of PA – USA

Todd Gitlin, Professor, Department of Culture and Communication, New York University – USA Danny Glover, American Actor, Human Rights Activist, Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Development Programme (UNDP) – USA

Christopher Harper, Professor, Park Distinguished Chair, Department of Television-Radio, Ithaca College – USA Victor Harwood, President, Digital Hollywood – USA Hazel Henderson, Author, Futurist – USA

Patricia Ireland, President, National Organization for Women – USA Roland Joffe, Film Director – USA

Timothy Karr, Editor-at-Large for The World Paper – USA Alan Kay, President, Americans Talk Issues Foundation for Social Innovation – USA

Joan Konner, Former Dean, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism – USA Stephen Marshall, Creative Director, Guerrilla News Network – USA

Robert McChesney, Associate Professor, Institute of Communication Research, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign – USA Mark Crispin Miller, Professor of Media Ecology, New York University; Director, Project on Media Ownership – USA

Al Perlmutter, Veteran Award Winning Producer – USA

Monroe Price, Professor, Cardoza Law School, Cornell University; Co-director, Programme of Comparative Media Law and Policy, Oxford – USA Robbie Romero, Native American Artist and Activist, Eagle Thunder Enterprise – USA

Jay Rosen, Professor of Journalism, New York University School of Journalism – USA

Dr. Nancy Snow, Center for Communications and Community, UCLA – USA Jerold Starr, Executive Director, Citizens for an Independent Public Broadcasting – USA

Barry Steinhardt, Associate Director, American Civil Liberties Union; Co-director, Global Internet Liberty Campaign – USA Roger Trilling, Magazine editor and TV producer – USA

Shalini Venturelli, Professor, International Communication, School of International Service, American University – USA Karen Lee Wald, Journalist – Cuba and USA  John Wallach, Director, Seeds of Peace – USA Jon Wiener, Professor of History, University of California at Irvine – USA

Ian Williams, UN Correspondent, The Nation; UN Bureau Chief, – USA Ellen Willis, Professor of Journalism, New York University School of Journalism – USA

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