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Unlearning Talks Webcast

Thursday, September 24, 2020

16.00 GMT / 17.00 CEST / 18.00 EEST

Transformation of the media landscape in the region. Is it doable?

According to a survey by the World Economic Forum about media consumption during the covid-19 lockdown, 80% of people said that they are more likely to be willing to pay for subscription to access online cultural platforms and media outlets than before the pandemic. Could this shift in media consumption be the beginning of changing the media landscape in the region? Three representatives of independent media, operating within the region will discuss whether they can come out of the covid-19 pandemic stronger than before.


Featured Speakers

Ștefan Ghenciulescu, E-Zeppelin, Romania

Elvira Jukić - Mujkić,, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Fanis Kollias, Solomon, Greece



Moderator: Maria-Louiza Laopodi, Project Manager START 


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Fanis Kollias


Fanis Kollias is the Founder and Co-Owner of Solomon, an Athens-based independent and nonprofit media organization that focuses on human rights defence and social inclusion by using journalism and media production as tools. His work in the field from a young age and his Bachelor in Business Administration gave him a scholarship in Social Entrepreneurship Diploma at Athens University of Economics and Business. Fanis has long experience in Advertising, Journalism and Event Management fields as well as in the Nonprofit sector (Greenpeace Greece, Refugees Welcome Greece and Caritas Hellas).

Ștefan Ghenciulescu


Ștefan Ghenciulescu, PhD, is an architect, curator and critic, partner and editor-in-chief of “Zeppelin” magazine – an independent architecture and urban culture platform. He teaches at the “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest. He is the author, or co-author and co-editor of 13 books and several exhibitions and research projects. Awards for the Zeppelin team include: finalists at the ˮEuropean Public Space of the Year 2011ˮ, several prizes and nominations within national architecture exhibitions, the Romanian pavillion for the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale. In 2019, he was a jury member for the EU Mies Awards – The European Architecture Prize.

Elvira Jukić-Mujkić
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Over the past 12 years, Elvira Jukić-Mujkić has been working as a journalist, editor, researcher, media trainer, project coordinator, and has collaborated with many media and non-governmental organizations, in Bosnia and Herzegovina and internationally. Her experience in media, communication, journalism, media development, production, education of journalists, protection of freedom of speech and freedom of expression is especially noted in the last few years of working with Mediacentar Sarajevo and is additionally supported with the finishing studies of MA Communication at the University of Westminster in London, upon being awarded as Chevening Scholar in 2019. She is one of the active and engaged media experts and analysts, and she has significantly contributed with her work in the development of educational materials and training for journalists as well as in the field of ethical media reporting in the sphere of human rights and sensitive groups such as reporting on human trafficking and gender-based violence.