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Monika Kalcsics

Award-winning freelance radio journalist and producer for the Austrian broadcaster ORF

An award-winning freelance radio journalist and producer for the Austrian broadcaster ORF, Monika Kalcsics has also worked periodically as emergency communication coordinator for the international Caritas network. In 2007 she co-founded the production company name it positive media, based in Vienna, and focused on covering underrepresented reports in the media.

This combined career as journalist and emergency aid worker has allowed her to understand the challenges we face when confronted with a humanitarian disaster and the need to report it. In 2010 she was granted a fellowship at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in Oxford to research the relationship between aid organisations and the media in a "competitive compassion market".

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