European Youth Media Days 2016

Meet the print team participants of European Youth Media Days 2016

16 participants

2 editors

A team of 18 talented young journalists will bring you the news from European Youth Event and European Youth Media Days of 2016 in one of the most traditional, yet long-lasting way – written articles. In various workshops the print team journalists will show that the power of words has an impact to steer today’s youth and their interest. Meet them here:


Triin Ilves


My name is Triin and I serve as one of the print team facilitators in the EYMD 2016. This is also my first time attending European Youth Media Days, but as a member of Orange Magazine, I have seen how 100 talented people can come together and produce quality news in a very short time period. I drabble in journalism since early 2010’s and after finishing my BA degree in Journalism and Communication, I followed my interest in governing and politics to study Public Administration. I have been a public diplomacy intern in Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as a project trainee in Civitta. My interests include foreign affairs, e-democracy and I’m a pop-culture enthusiast. Also a beginner foodie and a fan of puns.


Katerina Voutsina



 Kaja Puto


Journalist, editor, publisher, refugee activist. Her main area of interests includes Eastern Europe, Southern Caucasus, migration and European issues. She has contributed to many Polish magazines and newspapers, including “Krytyka Polityczna”, “Gazeta Wyborcza”, “Ha!art”, “Nowa Europa Wschodnia”, “Polityka” and “Rita Baum”. Co-author in an anthology of reportages “Mur. 12 kawałków o Berlinie” [The wall. 12 pieces about Berlin] published by “Czarne” publishing house. She studied philosophy and culture studies in Kraków, Berlin and Tbilisi. Holder of scholarships granted by DAAD, Erasmus Mundus, SdpZ and GFPS. Expert in a research project entitled “Polish literature after 1989 in the light of Pierre Bourdieu’s theory”. In “Korporacja Ha!art” publishing house she works as a vice-president of the board, fundraiser and an editor-in-chief of “Czyli nigdzie” [That is to say, nowhere] book series.


Márti Dancs


My name is Marta Dancs, I am from Hungary. Working for IBM but publishing on a foreign policy website for years, I am very excited to join this year’s EYE! My main fields of interest are environmental protection, agriculture, food policy/nutrition and different cultures. Although my background is economics, I define myself as an intrapreneur and (self)motivator who likes meeting people and trying new things.


Eva Panjan


I am a »fresh of the university« print and radio journalist. Being a part of the redaction that covers first six pages of thesecond biggest national daily gave me a unique opportunity to cover most important internal affairs, get to know the beauty of deadlines and mostly hectic, but always long working hours. I graduated in Journalism from Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. In the third year of university I was awarded by the head of journalism for the best television piece. I am passionate about different cultures, inspired by extraordinary point of views and amazed by enchanting nature.


Agata Mazepus


Agata is an enthusiast of Central European culture, history, and societies and a second-year student of a joint master degree international relations programme “Europe in the Visegrad Perspective”. So far, she has studied in five European countries: Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia. Participant of international projects related to Visegrad Group and European Union, former intern of the foundation Koncept Europa. Agata is a freelance journalist writing mostly about politics, culture, and travelling. You can find her articles on the websites of Visegrad Revue, Political Critique, The Culture Trip, and Youth Time Magazine.


Anna Zemblicka


A multilingual professional experienced in journalism (print/online), project management, market research. Have been working as a freelance journalist since the age of 16 producing content for international media platforms as well as Latvian newspapers at national, regional and local level. A graduate in Political Science of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Latvia, has completed a Master’s degree in European Studies at KU Leuven, Belgium. An avid traveller, art lover, passionate about the languages.


Luca Karafiáth


Although I have an International Relations degree, I have always had a strong inclination for journalism. I have mainly gained experience in foreign policy analysis by working for two different Hungarian think tanks during and after my university years, but I occasionally had my articles published in independent media outlets dealing with international politics as well. Currently I am working for the largest Hungarian daily, Népszabadság, at the Foreign Affairs Desk covering a wide range of topics with a special emphasis on security policy. 


Erin Stewart


Erin Stewart is a freelance writer based in the UK but originally from Australia. Her work has been published by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Fairfax Media, PrimeMind, GOOD magazine, and many others. She promotes radical curiosity, and fascinating stories.

Edmund Heaphy


My name is Edmund Heaphy and I’m the Editor of The University Times, Ireland’s largest student-focused newspaper, published from Trinity College Dublin. I am the current Irish Student Journalist of the Year, and The University Times is the current Student Publication of the Year. Under my leadership, The University Times has been shortlisted for editorial writing in the international Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards, and won six awards in the College News Design Contest at the Society for News Design’s 38th annual conference in San Francisco, including Best Newspaper Design and Best Overall Website. For The University Times, I have covered Irish and European higher education issues, national Irish political issues and the rise of Euroscepticism in Europe, as well as the visit of Germany’s Federal Minister of Finance, Wolfgang Schäuble, to Trinity College Dublin. Once I complete my term as Editor, I will return to studying philosophy and German in Trinity.

Stavros Malichudis


Stavros Malichudis was born on Jully 1992. He is a graduate of the Department of Communication, Media and Culture of Panteion University, where he continues his studies towards a post-graduate degree in Social Anthropology, focusing on Gender Studies. As a journalist, he has worked for HuffPost Greece and Channel One 90,4 FM. while his work has appeared in various, major and other media. He has participated in collective editions and his first novela was published in 2015. He speaks English, German and Spanish.


Orsolya Lehotai


Orsolya is currently an MA student in Political Science at Corvinus University of Budapest and she also did a Gender and Culture minor program at at Radboud University Nijmegen. She will study Gender Studies at Central European University next year. She edits and contributes to an online investigative watchdog blog called `Atlatszo Oktatas` (Transparent Education) for transparency and accountability of Hungarian higher education system. The aim of the blog is to make Hungarian higher education system more transparent and understandable for the public. She covers topics on everyday sexism in the Hungarian education system and academia on the blog as well.


Judit Molnar


My two biggest passions in life are writing and travelling. I have been writing since my early teens and during my university years, I found myself in journalism. Starting with an internship at the Scottish Field magazine, where I was the first non-native speaker to be employed, I was soon invited to contibute to the European Youth Portal, an EU-run website, which gave me the possibility to explore different areas from volunteering to social inclusion, from education to culture and creativity.

I am always on the move. Although I am originally from Hungary, I have lived in several different countries in the past 8 years. I studied in Portugal, Scotland, Italy, Indonesia and Austria, did European Voluntary Service in South Tyrol and travelled in many more places.
I love to combine my two passions and write about different cultures, as well as about people’s lives in different parts of the world and the issues that concern them. This is how I got employed with the JogjaMag in Indonesia, with whom I was writing articles about Javanese culture for an English-speaking audience and this is what led me to become interested in investigating different approaches to certain questions within the European Union.


 Bilal Muftuoglu


I’m currently based in Paris and have been living in France for almost 7 years, but I’m originally from Istanbul. I work as correspondent for Anadolu News Agency, and have been covering, as New York Times puts it, “all the news that’s fit to print” in France. This includes a wide variety of topics ranging from diplomatic summits to trade union strikes. I also cover international institutions based in France, such as OECD, UNESCO and the European Parliament itself.
As a correspondent based in France, I was able to cover major yet partly tragic events, such as Paris terror attacks, migrant crisis in Calais and COP21 Summit.
I graduated from SciencesPo Paris, majoring in international relations with a regional focus on both EU enlargement and the Middle East. As a language aficionado, I learnt 7 languages throughout my studies and strive to keep them at a good level.

Melissa Vermeulen

I’m Melissa from Belgium and I have a bachelor degree in journalism and I obtained a master degree in political science during which I focused on the European Union. I work as a freelancer and cover topics such as entrepreneurship, startups, digital economy and health, but I especially like to discover people’s live stories. I’m also head of the Belgian delegation of the Forum for European Journalism Students.


Sarah Chetcuti

I’m a communications student at the University of Malta with passion for the media industry that surpasses my limited experience within it. After taking a few wrong turns, life’s fickle paths brought me back on what I believe Is the right track. Unlike some of my peers, I feel somewhat naive when it comes to the field, but I’m alwAys open to learn and enhance my skills. My first experience at EYMD 2015 last October surpassed all expectations which is why I was more than eager to form part of it once again, especially with the added bonus of covering an impressive event like the EYE.


Dāvis Landorfs

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