Dr. Mariateresa Garrido (Venezuela) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Law at University for Peace (UPEACE) and the Coordinator of the UPEACE Doctoral Programme. She is an international lawyer who holds a Doctorate from UPEACE on Peace and Conflict Studies. Her main research area is related to the exercise of the right to freedom of expression in the digital age and the protection of journalists in Latin America. She has publications related to the protection of journalists during armed conflicts, journalists’ safety training, and threats and dangers experienced by Venezuelan journalists. Her classes focus on the use of media for peace and conflict as well as the exercise and protection of freedom of expression through the use of digital technologies. She uses mixed methodologies and legal research to explore linkages between the law, journalism, and new technologies.
Dr. Sadia Jamil is a postdoctoral fellow at Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi. In July 2015, she has received her PhD degree in Journalism at the University of Queensland, Australia. She also holds postgraduate degrees in the disciplines of Media Management (University of Stirling, Scotland) and Mass Communication (University of Karachi). Dr Jamil has been serving International Association of Media and Communication Research as the Vice Chair of Journalism Research and Education Section since 2016. Since July 2020, she has been serving IAMCR’s Journalism Research and Education Section as an Interim Chair. Dr. Jamil has published and edited collections on freedom of expression, media freedom, safety of journalists, data journalism, ethnic media and digital divides. Her most recent edited books include ‘the Handbook of Research on Combating Threats to Media Freedom and Journalists’ Safety’ (IGI Global, 2019); ‘Discrimination, Gender Equality and Safety Risks in Journalism’ (forthcoming 2020, IGI Global) co-edited with Professor Baris Coban, Professor Bora Ataman and Dr Gifty Appiah-Adjei; ‘Ethnic Journalism in the Global South’ (forthcoming 2021, Palgrave MacMillan) co-edited with Dr. Anna Gladkova; and ‘Environmental Journalism in the Global South’ co-edited with Professor Ramon Tuazon and Therese Patricia S. Torres (forthcoming, Palgrave MacMillan).
Currently, she is serving editorial boards of: Routledge’s Journalism Practice and Digital Journalism, Intellect’s Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies and Media Watch journal. Dr Jamil is also serving in the International Editorial Board of Bloomsbury-I.B. Tauris book series: “Political Communication and Media Practices in the Middle East and North Africa.” To date, Dr Jamil is the recipient of a number of international awards and scholarships including: The University of Queensland’s Centennial Award (2010), UQ’s International Postgraduate Research Support Award (2010), the Norwegian UNESCO Commissions’ and Oslo Metropolitan University’s conference scholarships (2015-2018), IAMCR’s travel grant award (2019), Union Insurance’s Cairo Air Crash Journalists Victim Memorial Gold Medal (2007) and Daily Jang’s and The News’ Sardar Ali Sabri Memorial Gold Medal (2007).
Ms. Torres is the director of the Research, Policy, and Advocacy Unit of the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC) in Manila, Philippines. She also teaches journalism, research writing, and communication for development at the Miriam College Department of Communication, and serves as Board Member of the International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) Philippine chapter. Her studies on media and information literacy, mindful journalism, and the safety of journalists have been published in books by Nordicom, International Media Support, SAGE Publications, IGI Global, and UNESCO.