2016 Jakarta World Forum for Media Development
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Ioana Avadani

Center for Independent Journalism
Executive Director
Ioana Avadani, Romania, is the executive director of the Center for Independent Journalism (CIJ) in Bucharest as well as a Board Member at IFEX. In 2013 she received the European Parliament’s Citizen of the Year prize. She has over 20 years of experience in the media, having worked as a deputy chief editor in a news agency, a TV editor, and as a media developer with CIJ. As a CIJ director, Avadani coordinated programs pertaining to professional training for journalists, targeted assistance for media operations, advocacy for transparency, press freedom and protection of journalists, and curricula development and strengthening of journalists' associations in Romania. She was instrumental in the passing of critical legislation such as Access to Information, sunshine laws, Broadcast law, Public Broadcast Services and public procurement legislation. She has been central to the media self-regulation in Romania.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, September 21

14:30 PDT