On 28th-30th June 2016 The OPEN Media Hub carried out two parallel Master Classes for broadcast, print and online media in Georgia. Over 30 participants from media organizations across Georgia participated in the two events hosted by Rob Parsons for Broadcast and Veselin Vachkov for Print and Online media.
Veselin Vačkov, Print And Onlime Media Management Trainer
Veselin Vačkov is a well-known Czech journalist and media executive. Currently, he is the director of the oldest and most prestigious Czech daily newspaper Lidové noviny. Previously, between 2000 and 2009, he served as the paper’s editor-in-chief. Between 2009 and 2013, he was the regional director of the MAFRA Media Group. He has been member of the Supervisory board of the Czech Publish
ers’ Association since 2008. Veselin holds a degree in English, Czech and Slavic Studies from Charles University in Prague. He has also completed a Ph.D. degree there. He is an alumnus of Jesus College, University of Oxford, where he studied computational linguistics. He started his journalistic career as business reporter and foreign correspondent. As editor-in-chief he oversaw the thorough modernization of Lidové noviny ant its news site Lidovky.cz and their transformation into an integrated multimedia operation. Veselin lives in Prague. He is a seasoned long-distance runner.
Robert Parsons, Broadcast Management Trainer
Robert Parsons is the Chief Foreign editor at France 24 English. He joined the channel as an international affairs editor for the launch in 2006. In 2010 he moved to Georgia for 20 months to set up PIK TV, a 24-hour TV and internet news channel broadcasting in Russian throughout the Russian-speaking world. Robert worked 18 years for the BBC, including nine years as Moscow correspondent (TV and radio) from 1993 to 2002. As a reporter, Robert was sent to many countries (Iraq, Ukraine, Israel,…). He joined Radio Free Europe as director of the Georgian Service in 2003. He speaks English, Russian, Georgian and French.
The Master Classes of the Open Media Hub are specially designed for managers and senior editors of television, print and online media outlets and are intended to help them develop advanced management skills and to include their media organizations in the package of activities and services provided by the OPEN Media Hub over the next years.
Password protected page: Materials from the Print and Online Master Class