Moderators

Anna Birgersson-Dahlberg

Redaktionschef

Utbildningsradion - UR, Sweden

She is a Swedish journalist with long experience from public media. She has been working with all kinds of programming, including news, current affairs, investigative journalism as well as youth programmes, entertainment and humour shows.

Today she is Head of the international department at UR, the Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company. At UR she has found her right element in combining all her experiences to make educational programming into excellent entertaining television with important content.

She is vice chairman of the EBU Intercultural and Diversity Group, vice president of the Swedish Radio Academy, member of the PRIX EUROPA Steering Committee and Swedish National Coordinator of Input.

Bart de Poot

Coördinerend creatief senior

Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie - VRT, Belgium

He started as a journalist for VTM, the first commercial channel in Flanders. He became chef-editor of the current affairs programmes and adj. head of the news department.

Since 2004 he is with VRT, the public broadcaster. First as channel manager CANVAS and later as a production manager internal productions for documentaries.

Today he is coordinator a team of Creative Seniors, occupied with innovative TV-Formats and Coaching of TV–Talent.

Eren Isabel McGinnis

Independent Filmmaker

Dos Vatos Productions - USA

She has produced 20 movies including POV’s Tobacco Blues, The Girl Next Door (shortlisted for an Oscar!), Beyond the Border, The Spirituals, Dos Vatos-México, and the Independent Lens hit Precious Knowledge. She received the NALIP 2012 Documentary Filmmaker of the Year award.

She has a degree in Cultural Anthropology from San Diego State University, and a certificate in Film and Video Theory and Production from the University College Dublin, in Ireland. She, a Fulbright scholar, spent a year of living, writing, and filmmaking in Juchitán, México.

Hyo-Young Jung

KBS, Korea

Hyo-young Jung Joined KBS in 2003. She studied computer science at college and received a master’s degree in broadcasting and film.

She first worked for current issue programs such as Sisa Tonight and Consumers Report as a producer.

Since 2009, she has worked in the kids and youth program division as a producer and director. In this division she created a youth quiz-show, a puppet show and a drama for children. In 2011, she won the Korea Broadcasting Award in the children’s program category. In 2013, her puppet drama Kopa’s Mystery was a finalist at the PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL.

She intends to continue a long career as a producer and create funny and educational programs for children.

Kaori Kaiho

Senior Producer

NHK, Japan

Kaori studied cross-cultural communication and journalism at University in Japan. After graduation, she joined NHK, Japan Broadcasting in 1994 and directed dozens of documentaries and infotainment programs.

From 2003 she was in charge of Program Developing Section and created new formats in the area of documentaries, life-style and fashion programs.

She currently produces an innovative news show which will launch in April 2015.

Kåre Vedding Poulsen

Redaktionschef

DR Kultur, Denmark

Kåre V. Poulsen is 47 years old. He has been in Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) since 1999 and is currently the executive producer at Kulturpartnerne (Interactive Crossmedia Culture Department). He has a long background as a producer in TV-, radio, web and campaign/event production and also heads DR’s digital culture group.

He has won a Prix Italia for the cross media project ‘Build it up’ (2014), a Prix Europa for the cross media project ‘Fantastic Stories’ 2007 and the first price for the short film ‘If Time Went Backwards’ at Split Intl. Film Festival 1997. Kåre has a Master of Arts in Literature and Film and is currently finishing an Executive MBA at Copenhagen Business School.

Marie Caloz

Senior Producer

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation – CBC, Canada

At the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Marie Caloz began her career in the newsroom as a news writer, and since then has worked with a variety of CBC current affairs programmes as a producer, director and leader where she has been the driving force behind innovative and pioneering investigative and transmedia programming at the CBC.

She is currently the Executive Producer for CBC-TV’s highest-rated consumer affairs series - Marketplace. A graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism Masters programme in New York, her work has garnered numerous awards for television and cross-platform productions.

Naoki Yoshikawa

Senior Producer, Current Affairs Programs

News Features Production Center, News Department,
NHK, Japan

Naoki has been working as a director and producer of feature documentaries and investigative reports on international and global issues since he joined NHK in 1990. In 2007, he was assigned to NHK bureau in New York, where he covered a wide range of stories from the Global Financial Crisis to the 2008 US Presidential Election.

Upon returning to Tokyo in 2010, Naoki has served as a Senior Producer of “Today’s Close-Up”, one of the most prestigious and popular current affairs program in Japan.

Nikolaj Christensen

Souschef for Journalistik og Medier

Danish School of Media and Journalism, Denmark

Nikolaj is currently head of TV and Media production at the Danish School of Media and Journalism. Among others he is involved with development of new pedagogical strategies.

Before that he was a producer and consultant at the development department of the Danish Broadcasting Company for a number of years, with a special focus on concepts and narrative structure.

He has recently been part of two R&D projects on the use of online video for cultural purposes and communication. He holds a master on leadership and development from Copenhagen Business School.

Stefano Semeria

Head of Programming

Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen - SRF, Switzerland

He holds a Master from the Film and TV School in Potsdam-Babelsberg, has worked as programme planner for ARD, as Head of Programming for RBB - both German public broadcasters.

Then he was appointed Head of International Format Research for ProSiebenSAT1, one of Europe’s leading Commercial Media Groups. Later he founded allscreenz, a R&D company consultant broadcasters worldwide on online strategies. Currently he holds the position of Head of TV Programming at SRF, Swiss Radio and Television.