Martha played a critical role in creating and executing Audible’s Podcast Development Program. The program offers development, audio production, writing, and marketing support to a selected group of talented storytellers from around the world. She manages Audible’s investigative documentaries, docudramas, fiction, and non-fiction series.
Martha serves on the Board of The Podcast Academy, the host of the Ambie Awards.
Named an Asia Game Changer by the Asia Society “for bringing news, information and entertainment to a barren landscape,” Mr. Mohseni launched his first network in Afghanistan in 2002, and has developed MOBY Group into one of the fastest growing diversified media companies in South and Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. In 2012, 21st Century Fox became a strategic minority shareholder in the Group for 7 years. The Mohseni family assumed full control of MOBY Group following Disney’s acquisition of Fox.
MOBY Group has received several awards in recognition of its quality content and its activities span radio and TV broadcast, digital and online, creative solutions and strategic communications.
Awards for Mr. Mohseni include Time magazine’s 2011 ranking of “100 most influential people in the world”, Foreign Policy’s 2013 “100 Global Thinkers” and the Business Insider’s 2016 “100 Creators List”. The work his news and television networks have done in Afghanistan for empowering civil society and defending women’s rights earned him a place in the BBC’s 2015 ranking of the “10 Men Globally Championing Gender Equality”.
Mr. Mohseni serves on the Advisory Board of the International Crisis Group and is a member of the International Advisor Council for the Middle East Institute (MEI). He spent 2 years on the board of the International Center for Journalists.
Jon Lee Anderson
The New Yorker
Jon Lee has also written about well-known contemporary figures, such as Gabriel García Márquez, Hugo Chávez, Fidel Castro, Augusto Pinochet, Spain’s King Juan Carlos, and Saddam Hussein. He is the author of Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life, Guerrillas: Journeys in the Insurgent World, The Fall of Baghdad, and several other books. He has won a number of awards and distinctions, including several from the Overseas Press Club, as well as the Maria Moors Cabot Gold Medal for his reporting on Latin America
Jon Lee is on a number of journalism award juries, including the Swiss-based True Story Award, the Michael Jacobs Travel Writing Fund, and as a member of the board of directors of the Fundación Gabo (formerly New Journalism Foundation), founded by Gabriel García Márquez, he helps choose winners for the annual Premios Gabo. Once a year, he gives workshops to young Latin American reporters.
A multi award-winning journalist, her work has been published in The New Yorker, Time Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times and many other outlets.
Her first book, No Turning Back, won The Overseas Press Club of America’s Cornelius Ryan Book Award for the best book on international affairs, and was a finalist for five other awards, among numerous honors, including being selected as a NYT Notable Book of 2018 and a Financial Times Best Book of the Year. No Turning Back was nominated for NYU Journalism’s Top 10 Works of Journalism of the Decade, while GQ Magazine named it one of The 50 Best Books of Literary Journalism of the 21st Century.
Rania is the recipient of several fellowships including from the European Council on Foreign Relations, New America, and most recently Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism.
Her investigative work has uncovered a secretive extremist organization operating in the US, disinformation network operators who manipulate social media on behalf of state actors, and online hucksters seeking to scam people out of their livelihoods. Presently, her journalism is focused on the war on Ukraine.
Jane has also shown how the online world can impact people offline and how politicians frequently profit from the disinformation environment. In 2020, Jane won the prestigious Emerging Excellence award. The Digital Publishing Award jury called her “a global leader in debunking disinformation” and noted her for the “impact on global media and ability to lead and train others in this important field.”
Johns Hopkins University
Peter Pomerantsev is a widely published author and one of the most important global thinkers when it comes to the war in Ukraine and its global implications. Peter is currently a Research Fellow at the Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University, but you will have seen his name on pages of the Financial Times, Time magazine, and the Atlantic to name just a few.
Earlier this year, he won the European Press Prize for his extraordinary essay on the importance of new, connected global narratives. Peter is an influential voice among Western policymakers. He has testified on the challenges of information war to the US House Foreign Affairs Committee, US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and the UK Parliament Defense Select Committee. His book on Russian propaganda, Nothing is True and Everything is Possible, won the 2016 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, was nominated for the Samuel Johnson, Guardian First Book, Pushkin House, and Gordon Burns Prizes. It is translated into over a dozen languages. His latest book is This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality.
The Wall Street Journal
Yaroslav Trofimov is the 2022 Pulitzer Prize finalist, Ukrainian-born Italian author, and journalist who serves as a chief foreign-affairs correspondent at The Wall Street Journal.
Yaroslav’s extraordinary coverage of the Ukraine war has won him international acclaim. Months before landing in Ukraine, Yaroslav covered the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. Previously he wrote a weekly column on the Greater Middle East, Middle East Crossroads, in The Wall Street Journal. He has been a foreign correspondent for the publication since 1999, covering the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Before 2015 he was The Wall Street Journal's bureau chief in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Guardian | GQ | BBC
Oliver Bullough is a journalist and author from Wales who moved to Russia in 1999 to work as a journalist. He worked first for local newspapers in St Petersburg and Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), then for Reuters. He stayed in Moscow, mainly reporting on the war in Chechnya, until 2006.
Oliver is the author of the financial expose Moneyland, a Sunday Times bestseller, and two celebrated books about the former Soviet Union: The Last Man in Russia and Let Our Fame Be Great, which was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Books in 2011. His journalism appears regularly in the Guardian, The New York Times and GQ.
Before founding Coda, Natalia was a BBC resident correspondent in the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East, and the United States. She has covered Russia’s invasion of Georgia and its first invasion of Ukraine and has reported on conflicts in Africa and the Middle East. Her undercover investigations into human rights abuses in Iraq, Yemen, the United States, and India have won her a number of awards and an Emmy nomination.
Ukrainian author and journalist
Nataliya Gumenyuk is a well-known Ukrainian journalist and author specializing in foreign affairs and conflict reporting. She is the founder and CEO of The Public Interest Journalism Lab, which promotes constructive discussion around complex social issues. She is the founding member of The Reckoning Project – which creates in-depth media content and provides legal evidence to build war crimes cases.
Nataliya is the author of several documentaries and books, including The Lost Island: Tales From The Occupied Crimea and Maidan Tahrir. Nataliya regularly writes for The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Rolling Stone, Die Zeit, and The Atlantic. She also provides commentaries for CNN, Sky News, Monocle, etc.
Nataliya is a co-founder of Hromadske TV and Hromadske International, where she currently serves as a board member. Nataliya is a Member of the Council for Freedom for Speech under the President of Ukraine and a member of the Independent Media Council.
Independent Television News (ITN)
Under her leadership ITV News won a number of awards for domestic and foreign coverage, including Bafta and Royal Television Society awards. Rachel led the channel's deployment and extraordinary coverage of the Ukraine war.
Previously, she worked as BBC’s Senior Moscow Producer and as a Head of Channels at digital production company WebsEdge.
Catalina Gomez Angel
Catalina Gómez Angel is a print and broadcast journalist based in Tehran specialized in the Middle East and Iran politics, social issues and cultural affairs. In the past decade she has covered some of the most important events in the region, including the 2009 protest in Iran, the Syria war, the fall-out of the Syrian war in Lebanon, the war against Isis in Iraq and Syria and Afghanistan. Lately she has been mostly in Ukraine.
Catalina is the winner of the Simon Bolivar prize of journalism in 2017 and the CPB (The Association of Journalists of Bogotá) prize as Best Foreign Correspondent in Colombia for the coverage of Syria and Iraq.
Andrey Boborykin is the executive director of Ukrainska Pravda, one of Ukraine’s most well-read and visited news websites nationwide.
Aside from steering the operational side of the newsroom, Andrey is a member of local news emergency fund Media Development Foundation, which fundraises and raises awareness to increase support for the local independent news publishers in Ukraine. In addition, Andrey has written extensively about the role of Big Tech in fueling the Russian propaganda machine.
Volodymyr received the Sheveliov Prize for best Ukrainian essays book in 2018, the Petro Mohyla Prize in 2021, and the Book of the Year prize in several nominations in 2018 and 2015.
The Financial Times, Reuters
Polina Ivanova is a foreign correspondent at Financial Times covering Russia and Ukraine. Polina was born in St Petersburg and raised in the UK, where she graduated with a BA in History & Politics at Oxford University and was also the President of the Oxford Union. She moved back to Russia in 2017 to cover the country for Reuters, first as a commodities reporter and then as a Special Correspondent on the investigative team.
Committee to Protect Journalists
Kerry Paterson is deputy director of emergencies at the Committee to Protect Journalists. She helps guide CPJ’s emergency assistance and journalist safety work worldwide and to shape CPJ’s response to crises. She is an advocacy and communications specialist.
Before joining the emergency department, Kerry served as deputy director of advocacy and communications at CPJ. Before joining CPJ, Paterson worked with the Initiative for Conflict-Related Trauma, Médecins Sans Frontières, the Women’s Media Center’s Women Under Siege Project, and the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Division of Global Health and Human Rights.
Kerry has also engaged in human rights-related work and research in East and Central Africa and the Balkans.