Peter is Deputy Director of the AFP Foundation
and Founder-Director of Africa Check. Previous
AFP positions include Head of Online News,
Asia-Pacific Editor, and Nigeria Bureau Chief. He
has contributed to a wide range of media and
authored a book on Nigeria, called: My Nigeria:
Five decades of independence.
A.S. Panneerselvan is executive director of Panos South Asia which has a presence in five countries and works in three more with the help of local consultants. He is a steering committee member of the Global Forum for Media Development, and an advisory panel member of the Knight International Journalism Fellowship program
adminstered by ICFJ. Panneer, apart from being a regular columinst, is also a journalism teacher being the adjucnt faculty member of the prestigious Asian College of Journalism in Chennai. Panneer holds a Masters degree in Psychology. He was a Reuters Fellow at the University of Oxford in 1998. About his role as executive director, Panneerselvan says: “After the May 1998 nuclear tests at Pokhran in India and Chagai in Pakistan, most observers said South Asia has become one of the most dangerous places to live. Panos South Asia will strive to make the region a peaceful and equitable one.” Panneer is Indian. He has lectured widely in UK and in the United States of America.
Sheldon is the Director of the Center of
Innovation for Media, Conflict and Peacebuilding
at the United States Institute of Peace. He has
managed peace building programs in numerous
conflicts around the world. He is an awardwinning filmmaker, former commentator for
National Public Radio and author of numerous
articles on politics and conflict.
Craig Hammer is Program Leader of The World Bank Institute’s Global Media Development program, a partnership-driven initiative which focuses on information and media as drivers of good governance. A licensed attorney, his work at the World Bank has included strengthening laws, policies, and regulations to enhance the enabling environment for media freedom and access to information, as well as collaborative approaches with media practitioners (journalists, editors, media owners/managers, students, developers, and more) to strengthen the role of media as a key driver of the global knowledge economy, and as a tech-enabled, institution of transparency and accountability.
Bambang Harymurti commonly referred to by his initials BHM, is a journalist and editor-in-chief of Tempo. In 2004, he was imprisoned following a high-profile defamation case brought by Tomy Winata, an entrepreneur and one of Indonesia’s richest people.He is currently serving as deputy chair of Indonesia’s Press Council.holds received BS in electrical engineering from Bandung Institute of Technology in 1984 and an MPA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Although he hoped to apply for Indonesia’s space program, he took a job with Tempo in 1982 to help support his family after his father’s death. He has worked for Tempo, TIME, and Media Indonesia.His journalism has won awards including the 1997 “Excellence in Journalism” award from the Indonesian Observer Daily and the 2006 PWI Jawa Timur Pena Award. He served as the head of Tempo’s offices in Washington, D.C from 1991 to 1994.