Former EYP Board Supervisor; Orange Alumni
Mariell Raisma is a former executive board member and a current advisory board member of EYP. She has a media and communication background. She has been a journalist, speaker and organiser of several media related events. For example, she was a Project Coordinator of European Youth Media Days (EYMD) 2018 and an External Communication Manager of EYMD in 2017. EYMD was held in the European Parliament in Brussels and brought together around one hundred young journalists. Additionally, she has contributed or participated in the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, International News Media Association, Media Convention Berlin, Digital Innovations’ Summit and My Data conference.
Project CoordinatorOne look is worth a thousand words and that’s why I believe that new digital media can help to connect young people from all over the world and to challenge stereotypes. My name is Marina, I’m a freelance journalist and social media manager, living in Berlin.As a child, I was often in the television studio with my mother, journalist and TV presenter. I graduated in European Studies from the Europe-Institute Klaus Mehnert. During my studies I worked as a PR assistant, translator and journalist. In 2015, I was also a trainee in the Unit Press and Communications of the S&D Group, where I knew more about European media and communication. I am interested in international media, cultural exchange and women’s rights. I really enjoy working in an international team of the Orange Magazine and being involved in social projects.
Currently a freelance journalist specialised on the topics of youth and the job market. My name is Irene and I am from Milan, Italy. With a background in journalism and communication, I have been an active member in the Orange Magazine team since 2015 and have been for many years collecting international experiences both in work and study periods alike. Before becoming a full-time journalist, I worked in the corporate communication sector and PR, mostly in the tech and innovation field. My interests range from social causes to international politics, culture, gender issues and, of course, youth. I am a naturally curious and passionate person and my hope for the future is to see Orange Magazine continue nourishing the competences and the aspirations of many more young European journalists!
I’m a photographer working on projects across Europe, focusing especially on Central and Eastern Europe. Earning a diploma in Mass Media Studies with studies pursued in Slovakia and Romania, I have a background in account management and communications both in the commercial and non-profit sphere. I was a volunteer co-developing a toolkit of European Citizenship Education in the South of Italy and a participant of several projects for journalists and bloggers, recently documenting the communities and minorities of the Hungarian-Romanian borderland. Having a particular interest in development and innovative storytelling, I am currently based in Brussels where I work at a grant giving organisation fostering democracy in the European Neighbourhood.
Editor, Project Coordinator
AnnaRomandash is a journalist and communications expert from Ukraine. She is a project coordinator at Orange/ European Youth Press, a media non-for-profit based in Berlin, where she oversees the work of the magazine and manages projects involving young journalists across the region. She is also a board member at Digital Communications Network, where she manages community engagement. Previously, Anna has been working with KyivPost and Day in her native Ukraine and collaborated with New Eastern Europe, EuroNews, and Hromadske TV. She holdsa MA in Media Communications; her main areas of interest include visual storytelling and media branding. Currently, thestudies European politics at Charles University in Prague.
My work is my way of living. I am used to a 100 hours working week, tight deadlines and hectic schedules. I graduated with Double Master’s Degree in Business and Finance Journalism from City University London and Aarhus University, Denmark. I have worked in the field of media and communications in more than 20 EU countries. I was Head of Press for events hosting up to 7000 participants. Additionally, I have 10 years of international experience in big projects with major international institutions such as the London School of Economics, University of Oxford, European Parliament, Deutsche Welle, City University London, The Council of Europe, The European Youth Press, AIESEC, The United Nations Youth Associations etc. Currently I work as a business developer-corporate communications in an EdTech Company. I started at Orange as a participant – I was writer at the Orange magazine produced for the International AIDS Conference in Vienna in 2010. Since then I have been project coordinator, editor, radio or TV producer in 30 international Orange and EYP projects. Currently I am project coordinator and editor at Orange magazine. I also work on the Public Relations of the European Youth Press.
EYP Board Supervisor
Viktorya Muradyan is a Communication specialist originally from Armenia, but studying and living in France and now at the College of Europe in Belgium. She is an Executive Board Member of the EYP. She is producing and co-hosting a podcast called “Eastern Dialogue”.
Alin Gabriel Gramescu
Alin-Gabriel Gramescu, President at Station Europe and proudly creator of the first Vlogging Academy focused on European citizenship education. Alin is a serial initiator with more than ten initiatives in his portfolio. He is the co-founder of European Heroes, an initiative that was part of the finals at the European Youth Award, where he produced a series of 30 interviews in 12 countries across Europe. Alin has been awarded by the European Institute of Romania for his amazing work on promoting the European values;
Caroline Paul Kanjookaran
Caroline Paul Kanjookaran is currently pursuing her Masters in Sustainability Studies from Germany. This complements her bachelors degree in Mass Communications and Public Relations from London, United Kingdom. Before moving to Germany, she worked in the dynamic Public Relations sector in Dubai and later, as Senior Sub Editor for a daily English newspaper in India. She is currently the Project Co-ordinator for Orange Magazine, as well as the Managing Editor for a food sustainability newsletter produced in Germany. She’s currently working on a Science Communications project and in the process of setting up a media lab at her university.
Aris holds a Bachelor in Journalism and Mass Communications and a Master in Law. During his studies, he produced a web TV show and he completed his internship at Makedonia Media Group, the oldest news outlet in northern Greece. He also worked in communications at the European Parliament, the European Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators and the European Food Safety Authority. Currently, Aris is pursuing his PhD at the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology, carrying out a research on the European Public Sphere. Aris possesses a solid understanding of multimedia journalism and mass communications as well as of international relations and international law. As a videographer at Orange Magazine he is exploiting his multidisciplinary knowledge to produce professional and high-level coverage of important conferences across Europe.
Mujgan Abdulzade is a graphic designer and data storyteller, currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Integrated Design in Germany. She is also one of the very first contributors of the Eurasia Data stories platform which was created by ForSet for the purpose of bringing storytellers, journalists, designers, and social activists together across Eastern Europe and Central Asia and give publicity to their work. Her experience in visual design started by working in the field of event management, mainly focusing on social projects since she used to work before with grassroots and social youth initiatives in Azerbaijan. She looks forward to the challenge of design or creating things that can contribute to the improvement of people’s lives and she hopes to fulfill this dream in Orange Magazine.
Lejla Kratina has Master degree in architecture. After working for three years in the architecture firm, she wanted to broaden her design knowledge working as a freelance graphic designer. Her scope of design is multidisciplinary focusing mostly on interior design, concept design, print media as well as design for online and app wireframes. She took part in architectural international workshops in Germany and Turkey. In her free time, she enjoys being a part of international design competitions, because they provoke her creativity and inspire her mind, and evoke her team spirit. As a graphic designer for Orange magazine, she hopes to be a motivated and enthusiastic problem solver working on the best possible visual presentation of work done by her journalist colleagues.
Michelle is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in political science at Free University (FU) Berlin, with a focus on human rights and International Law. Currently she is working at the RSF Hub, a Research and Knowledge Transfer Hub for Rule of Law Promotion in cooperation with the German Federal Foreign Office. She is interested in foreign policy and diplomacy, which is why she was Head Delegate of the FU university delegation to the National Model United Nations Conference 2020 in New York. Furthermore, she interned at the German Embassy in Washington D.C. and at the Heinrich-Böll Foundation in Santiago de Chile. Besides her interest in foreign affairs, she has been part of several journalism projects and worked as a journalist at the German public-service television station called ZDF. As a videographer, she is grateful to be part of the international team of young journalists at Orange Magazine and is looking forward to gain new experiences, while attending and producing high quality content about different multimedia conferences.