Razia Iqbal

Razia Iqbal

Journalist BBC

Razia Iqbal is a presenter for BBC News: she is one of the main hosts of Newshour, the flagship news and current affairs programme on BBC World Service radio, which is broadcast around the world, including on more than 300 NPR stations in the US. She also regularly presents The World Tonight on the BBC’s national network, Radio 4.  She was the BBC’s arts correspondent for a decade, during which she travelled around the world covering arts and culture for television news. She has been a journalist with the BBC for nearly three decades. She has worked as a political reporter, and as a foreign correspondent in Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Most recently, she has covered the 2016 Presidential campaign in the US; the German and Turkish elections and travelled in India and Pakistan making programmes for radio and television.  She was born in Uganda, Kampala and moved to London as a child.


Markus Nikel

Markus Nikel

Senior Advisor, RAI

Senior Advisor for International Coproductions at RAI,  Italy, International Advisor at  GZDoc International Documentary Festival, Creative Consultant for Development of International Coproductions, BB Film Productions, Rome. After graduating in Philosophy at the University of Hamburg, Germany, Markus has been working as an author, producer and editorial supervisor of educational and factual television programs and multimedia productions.  For RAI, the Italian Public Broadcaster, he has worked on  a variety of programs and websites for youngsters and school education as well as for adult education, dealing with subjects like Philosophy, History, Art History, Citizenship and  Language Learning.T he EBU, the European Broadcasting Union in Geneva, has appointed him twice as Executive Producer for co productions of TV series. Markus is representing RAI as an active member and currently Vice-Chair of the EBU’s Science and Knowledge Experts Group.


 Jo Fox

Jo Fox

Professor, IHR, University of London

 Professor Jo Fox is the first female Director of the Institute. Jo Fox is a specialist in the history of propaganda and psychological warfare in the 20th and 21st centuries. Until joining the IHR, she was Professor of Modern History and Head of the Department of History at Durham University, where she began her academic career in 1999. She has contributed to broadcasts for the BBC (UK), CBC (Canada), PBS (United States), Channel 10 and ABC (Australia), and she is active in museum, archive and heritage sectors. She has been a judge for the Grierson Awards for documentary film. Jo Fox has previously served as the Honorary Communications Director of the Royal Historical Society. She is a National Teaching Fellow (2007), a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS), and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Manufactures and the Arts (FRSA).


Panagiotis Tsolias

Panagiwtis Tsolias

Director of Communication at ERT S.A. (Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation)

Panagiotis Tsolias is the Director of the Communication Department of ERT S.A. He is a journalist and member of the Journalist’s Union of Athens Daily Newspapers. He has extensive experience in communication and outreach activities. He holds a MPhil in History of Philosophy and he is a PhD Candidate in Intellectual History. He is the co-author of several books and has published a significant number of scientific articles and reviews.

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