Milica Pesic

Media Expert
MA in International Journalism

She is the President of Media Diversity Institute Global (MDIG). She has been working in Diversity and the Media field for more than 25 years designing and supervising multi-national, multi-annual programmes in Europe, NIS, MENA, South Asia, the Sahel, Sub-Sahara, West Africa, China and Cuba. She has co-designed an MA Course in Diversity and the Media which is jointly run by the MDI and University of Westminster. A Journalist by profession, she has reported for the BBC, Radio Free Europe, the Times HES, TV Serbia and other media.

Verica Rupar

PhD in Political Science

She is a professor in Journalism at Auckland University of Technology, School of Communication Studies, New Zealand. Previously with Cardiff University. She has been Academic Advisor to MDIG since 2012. Verica has written on media, politics and journalism in historical and comparative contexts. Her publications include Journalism: Themes and Critical Debates (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017), Getting the facts right: reporting ethnicity and religion (MDI/IFJ, 2012). Scooped: Journalism and meaning-making (Hampton Press, 2010). She has worked previously as a journalist in several countries. She is currently Chair of the World Journalism Education Council.

Eric Heinze

PhD in Law

He is a Professor in Law and Humanities at the School of Law, Queen Mary’s College (University of London) where he co-founded and currently directs Queen Mary’s Centre for Law, Democracy, and Society (CLDS). He worked for the UN Administrative Tribunal as well as the International Commission of Jurists and UN Sub-Commission on Human Rights. He is a member of the New York and Massachusetts Bars and has also advised NGOs – including MDI, Liberty and Amnesty International – on human rights issues. Eric is the author of “Hate Speech, Democracy and Citizenship” (2016). He is currently completing The Most Human Right for MIT Press. His articles have appeared in publications such as Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Harvard Human Rights Journal, Modern Law Review, International Journal of Human Rights.