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Guest Lineup

Guest Lineup

Nam Sang il Nam Sang il Pansori (Korean traditional Music) Artist
(Korea)

Nam Sang il is a Pansori singer often seen in the media and performing across Korea and broadcasting host.

He is a rare Pansori artist who is strengthening his position in the Pansori world by taking on the main character in all 5 of the major Pansori stories

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YoonSuyoung Yoon Su young KBS Announcer
(Korea)

Will be update

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GongMyoung GongMyoung (Korea)

Will be update

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shiro shiro (Korea)

Will be update

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KimYulHee KimYulHee Pansori (Korean Traditional Music)
Singer
(Korea)

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Barim Barim (Korea)

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Lee Dong Hyuk Lee Dong Hyuk Chief, Korean Service, VOA
(USA)

  • Session 2 -National, Transnational and International Radio at work for the peace and unification of Korea한반도! 그리고 평화와 공존을 위한 한국어 방송

Dong Hyuk Lee joined the VOA in May 2006 as Chief of Korean Service with more than 12 years of journalism experience, including two years as managing editor at a Korean newspaper. His experience as a reporter and news manager has proved to be a good asset for the service as it just began to embark on a major program enhancement.
Before joining VOA, Mr. Lee worked for three and half years at Radio Free Asia. As senior editor, he led a news team producing a daily news program at the Korean Service.
Since 1992, Mr. Lee has closely followed bilateral relations between the U.S. and North Korea, the U.S. policy on North Korea, and inter-Korean politics. He interviewed key U.S. officials handling security issues around the Korean peninsula and nuclear proliferation. Mr. Lee’s interviews include Robert Joseph, the U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, Stuart Levey, the U.S. Under Secretary of Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. Some of his work, including his exclusively coverage of Ri Myung Hun, a North Korean basketball player who pursued to play in the NBA from 1997 to 1999, received nation-wide attention in both South and North Korea.
As a veteran journalist specializing in the U.S.-North Korea relations, Mr. Lee appeared on U.S. and South Korean news outlets, and he has written on the topic for major newspapers, including the Washington Post.
A native of South Korea, Mr. Lee holds a master’s degree in Communication from the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed a master’s degree program in Applied English Linguistics from University of Wisconsin at Madison.

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Zeljka Lekic-Subasic Zeljka Lekic-Subasic Head, ERNO
(Bosnia and Herzegovina)

  • Session 3- Bridge over Troubled Water평화의 길을 찾다
  • Media as Bridge Builder and Contributor of Social Intergration

Zeljka Lekic-Subasic is the Head of ERNO (Eurovision News Exchange for Southeast Europe) Coordination Office in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She coordinates a daily exchange of political, economic and cultural news stories and documentary exchange among eleven Public Broadcasting Services from Southeast Europe, organizes workshop/trainings for media professionals in the region, and she covers news stories from the region for all 74 European Broadcasting Union members. She was the chief producer of several documentary coproduction projects among Public Broadcasting Services from the region, including: “Women Trafficking” (2006), “Green Paradise: Already Lost or Still Possible to Be Regained” (2007), “The Balkans’ Vision of the European Dream” (2009) and “Cultural Heritage in the SEE” (2010). She is the winner of the 2014 Dr. Erhard Busek – SEEMO Award for Better Understanding in Southeast Europe. She is a professional TV journalist and producer for 25 years. She works at the current position since 2001, while before she had worked for several radio and TV stations in BIH. Since February 2018, she is also the Deputy Team Leader/Senior Media Expert in the 2, 5-year-long EU funded project “Technical Assistance to Public Service Media in Western Balkans”. Since 2010 she also teaches media related under-grad and post-grad courses at the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, Department for Political Science and International Relations. She holds a PhD degree from the London Metropolitan University on the subject of media and international politics, MA degree from the La Sapienza University in Rome on the subject of global governance, and Bachelor’s degree on journalism from the Faculty of Political Science, Sarajevo University.

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Moon Chung-in Moon Chung-in Special Advisor to the ROK President for Foreign and National Security Affairs
(Korea)

Professor Chung-in Moon is Distinguished University Professor of Yonsei University and Editor-in-Chief of Global Asia, a quarterly journal in English. He is also Krause Distinguished Fellow, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UCSD and an adjunct professor of Asia-Pacific Studies Institute, Duke University. He has published over sixty books and 350 articles. He was a Public Policy Scholar of the Woodrow Wilson International Center, a Lixian Scholar of Beijing University, and a Pacific Leadership Fellow at Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, UCSD. He is currently Special Advisor to the ROK President for Foreign and National Security Affairs. He also served as Chairman of Presidential Committee on Northeast Asian Cooperative Initiative of the Roh Moo-hyun government, a cabinet-level post and Ambassador for International Security of the ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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Javad Mottaghi Javad Mottaghi Secretary – General, ABU
(Malaysia)

  • Session 3- Bridge over Troubled Water평화의 길을 찾다
  • Media as Bridge Builder and Contributor of Social Intergration

Dr Javad Mottaghi is the Secretary-General of the ABU. Before taking up the position in 2010, he was Director of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) for 12 years, where he received “Special Lifetime Achievement Award” in recognition of his contribution towards the AIBD.
He has 37 years of national and international broadcasting experience in sports, news and programming. Dr Mottaghi holds a PhD Degree from the University of Teesside in England and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tehran Sharif University of Technology. Dr Mottaghi won the Elizabeth R Award for Exceptional Contribution to Public Service Broadcasting.  He is Associate Member of “The International Academy of Television, Arts & Sciences in New York” and a Member of the Standardization Committee for ISAS BC 9001 and ISO 9001.
He hold several high-ranking positions in Iran during 1980th including Vice Minister of Sports, Vice President of the National Olympic Committee, Chairman of the Technical Swimming Committee for the Asian Swimming Federation and Secretary-General of Iran National Swimming Federation. During 1990th, Dr Mottaghi holds other positions including: Advisor to the Chairman of Tehran Metro, Advisor to Minister of Culture in Tourism and Executive Commissioner for Qeshm Free Zone. Launching the first IRIB Sports and Youth TV Channel in 1993 and establishment of social and cultural TV departments are also in his dossier.

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Gregoire Ndjaka Gregoire Ndjaka CEO, AUB
(Senegal)

  • Session 3- Bridge over Troubled Water평화의 길을 찾다
  • Media as Bridge Builder and Contributor of Social Intergration

Mr Grégoire NDJAKA has been the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) since January 2016.
He is a senior journalist with 31 years of professional experience. He was elected on 5th October 2015 and was confirmed to this position during a General Assembly held from 27 to 28 November 2015 in Abuja, Nigeria.
Before his election by the General Assembly to this prestigious position, he was the Director of Human Resources of the Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV), where he also held several other positions, notably that of Advisor No. 1 of the Director General and Deputy Director of Cooperation.
In 1988, Grégoire NDJAKA graduated from the Advanced School of Information Science (Yaoundé-Cameroon), one of the best-known journalism education institutions in French-speaking Africa. He is a fellow of the Japan Foundation and has been interested in exchanging news between Africa and the Asian continent for several years.
Grégoire NDJAKA holds a Master's Degree in Human Rights and Humanitarian Emergencies from the Catholic University of Central Africa (CUCA/UCAD) and a Master's Degree in Project Management from the same university. He is a Knight in the National Order of Value in his country and a member of several professional organizations.

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Ohh Soon Hwa Ohh Soon Hwa Head of Radio Department, KBS
(Korea)

OHH SOON WHA joined KBS in 1985, and worked for various TV and radio shows before joining the Hanminjok Network Channel team as a producer in April 2008. She assumed the post of Head of the Hanminjok Network Channel Department in April 2018. Ohh received her master’s in journalism.

Since joining the Hanminjok Network Channel, Ohh has produced various current affairs, cultural, and entertainment programs including North-South Forum, Reunification Train, and Songs of the Times. She also hosted Visiting Economy Class for two years from 2010, a program that visited and assisted North Korean defectors to settle down in South Korea, as well as such open broadcasting shows for overseas Koreans as Grand Festival of the Korean People in Brazil (2014) and Grand Festival of the Korean People in Germany (2016).

In particular, Ohh has won a number of international awards for her numerous documentaries on North Korea's reform process. Young North Korean Defectors Meet the Beatles, which depicts young North Korean defectors retracing the footsteps of the Beatles in the U.K. for 10 days and reflecting on the meaning of freedom and peace, won the bronze prize at the New York Radio Festival in 2014. Georgeta Mircioiu's Dictionary introduced the story of a Romanian woman who has been separated from her North Korean husband, Jung Ho Cho, since 1962, and received the ABU Radio Documentary Commendation in 2015. A documentary on the implications of the normalization of U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations on the Korean Peninsula, Understanding North Korea from Cuba, won the Program of the Month prize of the Korea Communications Standards Commission (KCSC) in July 2015. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Chinese cultural revolution, Ohh produced The 50th Anniversary of the Chinese Cultural Revolution and North Korea, Part III, which compared the current status of the Kim Jong Un regime that continues to play with nuclear and long-range missile cards externally while continuing the deep-rooted idolization process within North Korea to the cultural revolution in China. The documentary was awarded with the bronze prize at the New York Radio Festival in 2017.

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Supriya Sahu Supriya Sahu

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Hannah Storm Hannah Storm CEO, EJN
(UK)

  • In the Spotlight한반도 평화와 미디어

Hannah Storm is the Director and CEO of the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN), a media consultant specialising in gender-based violence and gender-sensitive reporting. The Trustees of the Ethical Journalism Network – an alliance of reporters, editors and publishers aiming to strengthen journalism around the world –  appointed Hannah Storm as its new Director and CEO on 7 January 2019 and she joined the EJN in April 2019.

During her time at INSI, Storm established a vital physical and virtual safety network for its members, which included some of the world’s most best-known news organisations, including Reuters, Agence France-Press, the BBC, CNN, Globo and NHK. This network allowed them to discuss their responses to and share good practice for some of the most important security challenges of recent times.

She is co-author of The Emotional Toll on Journalists Covering the Refugee Crisis and The Kidnapping of Journalists: Reporting from High Risk Conflict Zones, both written for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford and No Woman’s Land: On the Frontlines with Female Reporters, published by INSI, which explores the unique safety issues for women working in the media.

She has also worked as a freelance media consultant for different UN agencies with a specific focus on gender and media. In her freelance capacity, she is currently developing a curriculum for the Poynter Institute in Florida in partnership with the Press Forward to counter sexual harassment in the newsroom.

Before joining INSI, Storm spent more than a decade working as a journalist for television and radio, online and print for outlets including the BBC, The Times, Reuters and ITN. She has also worked for Oxfam.

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Helmy Yahya Helmy Yahya CEO, TVRI
(Indonesia)

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Yang Sung-dong Yang Sung-dong President & CEO, KBS
(Korea)

  • Opening

Mr. Yang Sung-dong, the 23rd President and CEO of the Korean Broadcasting System, took office and began his term on April 6, 2018. President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea appointed him as chief of the nation’s leading public service broadcaster. Mr. Yang, for the first time in the history of KBS, was recommended by an Ad Hoc Public Advisory Group, created as part of the selection process of new KBS President and CEO. The Group, consisting of 142 members of the general public, thoroughly reviewed his views on public broadcasting. His future strategies and plans for KBS were also examined through a series of presentation, panel discussion and question and answer session by the group.
At the inauguration ceremony on April 9, 2018, Mr. Yang emphasized his commitment to recreating KBS as the most trusted media organization in the country. Mr. Yang also pledged that he would bring capable young staff members of KBS to get involved in the decision making process. He added, “We must continue to maintain KBS’ reputation which is based on its full editorial independence, and remain free from political power as well as influence over the power of capital.”
Mr. Yang has an extensive background in documentary production and investigative journalism since he joined KBS as a television producer in 1989. He has directed and produced numerous quality factual programming for KBS including KBS Special, In-depth 60 Minutes, The Insight, and World Today. Also, from 2007 to 2008, Mr. Yang led the Korean Producers and Directors’ Association as the 21st President of the association. In 2006, he served as President of the KBS Producers and Directors’ Association. Between 2013 and 2015, he worked as Executive Director Programming and Production of KBS Busan. Born in 1961, Mr. Yang studied political science at Korea University.

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