Speakers
Andreas Grigo

DW Akademie Asia. At DW Akademie, Andreas enjoys the best of both worlds:
As project manager, he gets to make sure that relevant media projects positively impact their participants. Often, that means working with young people on the opportunities which the media provide: gain knowledge, think critically, express themselves, participate. Fortunately, that involves doing trainings on these topics – the other thing Andreas really likes.
Ihor Andriienko
Photographer. Work experience - 15 years. Teacher of Kyiv School of Photography and child psychologist in addition. "I am a successful child photographer, first of all, due to the fact I am a happy father of two beautiful children and have a lot of experience working with young people, as well as the education of a child psychologist :)"
Angela Kea
Angela Kea: Angela is a project manager at DW Lab, where she focuses on content. Angela loves designing new journalistic and digital innovative products. She's also passionate about bringing teams together, facilitating ideation and prototyping sprints. She shoots 360° films and is constantly exploring new ways of storytelling in mobile journalism. Earlier in her career, Angela worked as a TV reporter for WELTN24.
Bektour Iskender
Bektour Iskender is the co-founder of Kloop, an award-winning media outlet from Kyrgyzstan. Most journalists at Kloop are between the ages of 15 and 25, and have broken stories about government corruption, social issues and discrimination along with covering breaking news and international affairs.
Camilo Colmenares
Camilo achieved his Diploma at the Film School of the National University of Colombia in 2004. He is a founding member of Laboratorio Kinoclaje (Colombian Film Recycling Association). A creation lab for experimental audiovisual projects. In 2014 he finished his postgraduate studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM). He lives and works in Cologne.
Diana Menestrey
Diana completed her Fine Arts Studies at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and later on did further studies in experimental animation at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá. In 2014 she finalized her Studies as Postgraduate Student at the The Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) and in 2015 she was awarded the Spiridon Dumont Prize for her artistic film work.
Maria Jose Roman
María José Román is a filmmaker and journalist based in Germany. She founded the women-led audiovisual production company Leuchtfeuer Film with the aim of creating short films on topics of social relevance. She works with the german media organization DW Akademie in a department that supports local film industries for the promotion of human rights. She studied filmmaking and communication studies in Colombia and completed a Master's Degree in International Media Studies in Germany.
Oxana Oleynik
Psychologist, child and family psychotherapist, art therapist. Teacher of courses in child and family psychology at the University "KROK", coach of personal development training for parents and adolescents. Practical experience of 10 years.
Victor Pichuhin
Victor Pichuhin is the deputy editor-in-chief of the Nakipilo media group, the Head of the Kharkiv Public Television, and the coach of the Deutsche Welle Akademie.
Rachel Stewart
Why do one job when you can do 3? Rachel Stewart writes, presents and edits DW's popular video series Meet the Germans. But after racking up millions of views on YouTube, she went looking for a new online adventure. Her search took her to Instagram and a whole range of possibilities: stories, photos, reels, lives... it's a playground for digital content creators! Now Rachel is excited to share her tips and tricks for making the most of what Instagram has to offer.
Patricia Noboa Armendáriz
Patricia is a project manager for media development focused on Media and Information Literacy. Ecuadorian journalist with experience on youth media production and as radio moderator.