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Andrej Dynko



NN.BY / Nasha Niva editor is the laureate of several international awards, including Lorenzo Natali Award (EU, 2007), Oxfam-Novib / PEN Freedom of Expression Award (2006) ), the Russian First Channel Award for Journalistic Courage and Professionalism (2006) and the Hanno Ellenbogen Citizenship Award (Czech Republic, 2003). Andrej was a lecturer at Minsk University before he moved into journalism as a reaction to freedom of speech violations. His latest book is "Baptism of a Nation: Mass Rallies in Belarus in 1988-2009", co-edited with Valer Bulhakau and Andrej Kazakievich. Andrej is a member of the Belarusian Association of Journalists.

Yuliya Slutskaya



Following Belarus’ 2010 presidential elections, Yuliya Slutskaya set up the Solidarity with Belarus Information Office in Warsaw, Poland. Director of European Radio for Belarus’ office in Minsk from 2007 to 2010, Yuliya also coordinated the European Commission’s project ‘Window on Europe’ in Belarus during this time. Between 1994 and 2006, she was the editor-in-chief of Komosomolskaya Pravda v Belarusi, a major independent Belarusian newspaper. In 2010, Yuliya was a media consultant for the ‘’Speak the Truth’’ campaign headed by Uladzimir Nyaklyaeu.

Tony Howson



Tony Howson has been a journalist for over thirty years. For the last 15 years he has worked for BBC World Service Training and later BBC World Service Trust as a consultant and media trainer. A lot of that time has been spent in the former Soviet Union and this year he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the journalism faculty of the University of Uzghorod in Ukraine. His career started in newspapers, having trained with the National Council for the Training of Journalists in Britain before he became a senior producer with the BBC. His current work involves travel around the globe. In the last few years he has been working in Gaza, Yemen, Angola, Sierra Leone and Tanzania. He is 55 years old with three sons and a granddaughter. He said:"In a world where journalism standards are constantly under scrutiny, I am pleased to be involved in judging this competition and will be looking for high quality work."

Oliver Money-Kyrle



Oliver Money-Kyrle is the Assistant General Secretary of the International Federation of Journalists. He has been with the IFJ since 1998 where he worked as the press officer before becoming responsible for projects in Former Yugoslavia and the wider Balkans, in Central Asia, the Caucasus, Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. In recent years he has worked closely with the Belarus Association of Journalists on a range of campaigning activities for journalists.



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