NEW COMPOSITION AS OF 10 MAY 2013
Jean-François Furnémont was re-elected as EPRA Chairperson at the 37th EPRA Meeting in Kraków, on 10 May 2013. He has been active in the EPRA Board since May 2008.
Jean-François Furnémont qualified in Journalism Studies at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and in International Relations and European policy at the Université de Liège (ULG). Former freelance journalist, he is the author of several political biographies. He joined the Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA) of the French Speaking Community in Belgium in 2000, of which he is Director General since 2003.He is the author of numerous articles and conferences on media regulation and participates to various expertise missions financed especially by the European Commission (DG Enlargement), by the Council of Europe (DG Human rights) and by the International Organisation of la Francophonie (OIF) or by various Foundations active in the field of media regulation and promotion of media pluralism, human rights, democracy and the rule of law.
For a more detailed biography, see: http://www.csa.be/membres/show/3.
Further to the EPRA Statutes, the Chairperson chairs the meetings and represents the EPRA in its external relations. He/she is also responsible for the agenda and the minutes of the meetings.
Mónica Ariño was re-elected as EPRA Vice-Chairperson at the 37th EPRA Meeting in Kraków, on 10 May 2013. She has been active in the EPRA Board since May 2009.
Monica Ariño joined Ofcom’s international team in January 2006. She has worked as a policy advisor in the areas of European content regulation, convergence, and consumer protection. On February 2011, she was appointed Director of International Affairs at Ofcom.
Monica graduated in law at the Autónoma University (Madrid) and in 2005 obtained a PhD in law from the European University Institute (Florence). She has published widely and has been a visiting scholar at the Universities of Columbia and Oxford. Prior to joining Ofcom, Monica was a lecturer at Central European University (Budapest).
Maja Cappello was re-elected as EPRA Vice-Chairperson at the 37th EPRA Meeting in Kraków, on 10 May 2013. She has been active in the EPRA Board since May 2011.
Maja Cappello joined the Italian regulator AGCOM in 1998 and has participated at EPRA meetings since 2000. Italian-Norwegian mother tongue, in her daily work she has always been and still is regularly involved in audiovisual regulatory issues at European level, both contributing to international conferences and committees, as participating as national expert in European Union and Council of Europe cooperation projects. She is author of articles and speeches in the areas of audiovisual media services, media pluralism, copyright and consumer protection and holds an LLM in EU law and a PhD in European social law after graduating in Law in 1994. She is lecturer in Media law at University level (Bachelor, Master and PhD) since 2001.
Damir Hajduk was re-elected as EPRA Vice-Chairperson at the 37th EPRA Meeting in Kraków, on 10 May 2013. He has been active in the EPRA Board since May 2011.
Damir Hajduk graduated business economics at the Zagreb University and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Damir's professional experience started with the global news agency Reuters, where he was in charge of media services promotion. Damir has been involved in a venture capital funded start-up project of a national cable TV network for seven years as a commercial director, during which he also founded the Croatian national cable TV Association. Prior to his engagement at the Agency for Electronic Media on the position of Member of the Council at 2009, Damir Hajduk was working with the Croatian public service broadcaster (HRT) in the position of Deputy Manager.
Helena Mandić was elected as EPRA Vice-Chairperson at the 37th EPRA Meeting in Kraków, on 10 May 2013.
A graduate from the Sarajevo Faculty of Law, Helena Mandić has worked in the CRA since its inception in 1998 where she was successively Head of Legal Department and Head of Division of Programme Standards, Complaints and Broadcasting Regulation. Helena participated in the work of expert groups drafting the BiH Press Code as well as laws on defamation, freedom of information and communications. She has also been a member of the team representing BiH in cases before the Human Rights Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She represented BiH in the work of the Standing Committee for Transfrontier Television and chaired the meetings of the Executive Council of the European Audiovisual Observatory during the BiH Presidency. Helena is a co-author of "Media Law in BiH", a comprehensive overview of the media law framework in BiH.