The shortlist of nominees is selected by an independent panel of media experts: their selection is made upon knowledge of the channels and after viewing the sample material prepared by the channels and their live programming. They meet approximately two months in advance of the Awards to evaluate the quality of production and originality of programming and assign three nominations per category. The jury will meet in September in Paris, France.
Duilio Giammaria (from Italy) is a RAI foreign correspondent for the leading news programme, TG1, working over many years in Iraq and for several periods in Afghanistan. Duilio was one of the authors of Extra, a pioneering European co-production between BBC2, Antenne 2, TVE, SVT in 1990. From 1991 to 1996 he contributed to Sud, a prime time newsreport in collaboration with TF1 from France. He has received many international awards for his news reports on geopolitical, environmental, immigration and science issues. He cooperated with the World Bank on the initiative “Communication for Development” and with the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs for the documentary “East Meet West. An Italian Journey in Central Asia” about Italian tradition in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He wrote “Seta e Veleni. Racconti dall’Asia Centrale” (Silk and Poisons. Stories from Central Asia), published in 2006 and has just finished producing the HD documentary “Nel cuore della Cina: Matteo Ricci” (In the heart of China: Matteo Ricci), for RAI World in partnership with CCTV, China’s national broadcaster. He has been coordinating the jury of the Eutelsat TV Awards since the competition was created in 1998.
Tayfun Atay holds an MA and PhD in social anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He worked and taught in several universities of Turkey, and has recently been professor and chair in the sociology department of Okan University (Istanbul). He has done many fieldworks in and outside Turkey, and produced books and articles in the following fields of interest: media and popular culture; gender (with a particular reference to masculinity); religion in popular culture; ethnic-national identities; and culture and environment. Currently also, he is a columnist and tv critic in the Turkish daily, Cumhuriyet.
Jerzy Barski (from Poland), Fulbright alumnus (studied at Harvard University), has more than 30 years’ experience in journalism. He began his career as a reporter in a local daily paper called Dziennik Lodzki in Lodz and subsequently became its editor in-chief. Then for five years he worked as head of programming in a local public radio station. Later he was director of the Warsaw-based Polskapresse News Agency and editor-in-chief of the monthly magazine “European Union Monitor”. Then he spent seven years of his career in public service, working for the Ministry of National Education, where he was director of the Department of Information and Promotion and deputy director of the International Cooperation Department. Now a deputy head of political department in “Super Express”, third largest newspaper in Poland, Jerzy Barski has been contributing to TV-SAT Magazyn for more than 20 years. He has been responsible for international news there. His main fields of interest are thematic channels, sports, music and politics. He writes about technological news in the satellite industry and also specializes in public media in other countries. Jerzy Barski has been a member of the jury of the Eutelsat TV Awards since 2000.
Robert Briel has been an international media journalist for many years, contributing to both Dutch and international trade publications. He is co-founder and owner of Broadband TV News, the industry’s leading website and newsletter. Robert was for many years editor-in-chief and creative director of Veronica TV Magazine, Holland’s biggest selling weekly. Before that, he was involved with the launch of many magazines including the music papers Oor and Hitkrant, the trade weekly Muziek + Beeld and the first Dutch Satellite TV Guide. At Veronica he was also responsible for the launch of the Veronica website in 1994. From December 1999 until January 2002 Robert was head of international press & PR at the UPC media group and responsible for the international and external contacts for the various thematic channels from UPC across Europe. As a senior consultant at RGB Media he worked for Canal+, Bookmark, Sky Radio, CineNova the movie channel, the Dutch DVB-T broadcaster Digitenne, BBC Worldwide, SES-Astra, Philips, the NOS communications department and other blue chip media companies.
Dmitry Alexandrovich Dibrov (born on November 14, 1959 in Rostov-on-the-Don) is a Russian journalist, a popular TV host, and a musician. Member of the Russian TV Academy since 2001.
• Winner of the TEFI prize in the “TV Game Show” nomination, for “The Lucky One” programme
• Grand Prize — “The Golden Astrolabe” — of the Second World Festival of Electronic Cinema in Montreux, in the “Feature Film” section, for the film “Moscow Melodies” (a joint project with Andrey Stolyarov)
• Winner of the Fourth Festival of Independent Cinema and Television “Cinemavideo” in Karlsruhe (Germany) for “Ashberry with Cognac, or, Maybe This is the Way to Live?”
• Grand Prize of the First International Festival of Computer Graphics “Anigraph-93” in the “TV Bumper” section
Mr. Dmitry Dibrov graduated from the Journalistic Department of the Philological Faculty of the Rostov State University.
In 1981-1987 he worked as a correspondent for newspapers “Prizyv”, “Moskovsky Comsomolets”, and TASS information agency. He began his TV career as a correspondent of the central television, and then, as a TV host, co-creator and co-director of TV programmes. In 1988, he was host of “Vzglyad” programme. In 1991, he was special correspondent of the “Experiment” studio of the All-Russian State TV and Radio Company, and then, commentator for the “New Studio” of the Russian State TV and Radio Company. Since 1992 – Chief Director and later Deputy Director-General of the Fourth “Ostankino” TV channel. In 1994, together with Sergey Lisovsky, established the “Svezhiy Veter” (Fresh Wind) TV company, and became its president. Since 1995, the Artistic Director of the “Wake Up” morning channel of ORT, in 1996, becoming Artistic Director, and Chief Director of the “NTV-Plus” music channel. Since 1997, he has been working upon creation of one’s own programmes, such as “Good Morning” at ORT, “Anthropology”, initially broadcast at “Tele-expo”, and then at NTV. In 2001-2004, headed the night broadcasting department of ORT channel. In 2004, moved to “Russia” channel, where he host three programmes, such as “News. The Details”, “I am Ready For Everything!”, and “Clearout”. In 2008, became a host of “Who wants to become a millionaire?” In 2014, the programme “Temporarily Available”, Dmitry Dibrov being one of its hosts, received a TEFI award in the “Best Evening Talk Show” category. At present, he is host of a number of programmes on several TV channels.
Paolo Dalla Chiara (from Italy) graduated in Statistics with a focus on economics from La Sapienza University in Rome and then qualified as a teacher of applied mathematics. He has been Director of Pentastudio, a communication agency, since 1980 and has devised and driven Italian marketing and communication campaigns in different sectors. In 1984 he founded Vicenza Oro Magazine, dedicated to jewellery, and became editor of a series of journals published by the Fiera di Vicenza in the jewellery sector (Oromacchine, Good Morning Jewellery, VIORO Today, international editions of VIORO). He has managed the PR and marketing affairs for Eutelsat in Italy since the early ’90, actively contributing to developing Italian satellite TV, and was one of the founders of the Eutelsat TV Awards (previously the HOT BIRD TV Awards). A founding member of Italy’s ASAS (the Association for space-based applications, services and ICT technology), and of HD Forum Italia, he was also the chairman of VIDEOMEDIA Spa TVA Vicenza, the main private TV channel of Vicenza and one of the first to broadcast a digital terrestrial signal. He has been Chairman of SAT Expo, the international exhibition for Satellite and Advanced Telecommunications since 1994 and was President of All Digital, Italy’s national forum for B2B digital technology in 2010. He is now the CEO of Open Sky, a leading company for satellite services. He was one of the authors of “Televisione dallo Spazio” published by IlSole24Ore editions.
Reem Nouss (from the UK) is an award-winning TV executive with over 20 years experience in production and broadcasting. She has spent most of her career in public service, working for the BBC and is a winner of BAFTA, Broadcast and Royal Television Society awards for her creative work. Her extensive portfolio includes factual, features and entertainment television and multi platform content. Her specialities include content for children where, as Head Children’s News and Factual for the BBC, she led a department of 200 in the successful reinvention of children’s factual content in the digital market. Prior to that, she was on the team launching the children’s digital channels in the UK, CBBC and CBeebies. In the international arena, she has initiated partnerships and co-production projects, working with production houses and channels from the US to Australia to the Middle East. She now has her own media consultancy specialising in creative development, on screen talent and children’s content. She has held several industry advisory roles and currently sits on the Royal Television Society Futures Committee dedicated to the development of new generation production and craft talent.
Jury Technical Advisor
Mauro Roffi (from Italy) has been reporting on Italian broadcasting for over 25 years. After collaborating with a number of local TV stations in Italy’s Emilia region, and Italian TV journals (Telepiù, Buongiorno TV), he joined the editorial team of the Milan-based Millecanali magazine in 1985, becoming its editor until 2015. Today, he collaborates with Millecanali, which is now part of the Tecniche Nuove Group. The magazine is Italy’s leading authority on radio, television and the media in general as well as technical and technological aspects of broadcasting.
In 2015, Frédéric Vaulpré has joined Médiamétrie as Vice President of Eurodata TV Worldwide, its international department. Formerly in charge of global sales and business development at MIPTV and MIPCOM, the international audiovisual content markets, from 2012 to 2015, Frédéric Vaulpré has spent his entire career in the media industry. Frédéric Vaulpré started his career in advertising in London and Paris, first at McCannErickson then at the AACC. From 1998 to 2002, he was in charge of the international development of Canal+ Régie. In 2002, he was appointed Partnerships Director for France & International at Canal +. He then became Video Sales Director at StudioCanal, the channel’s cinema production subsidiary. In 2008, he joined Orange as European TV Marketing Director in charge of developing innovative TV services with major TV players. More recently, he was a co-founder of the Internet micro-credit platform MicroWorld.com, a project chaired by Jacques Attali. A member of the International Advertising Association (IAA), Frédéric Vaulpré holds an MBA from the ESSEC Business School where he also teaches at the Academic Chair dedicated to Media. He also teaches at Paris 2 University in the Marketing Masters Degree course.
Giacomo Mazzone (Italian citizen living in Switzerland) is Head of Institutional Relations at the EBU (European Broadcasting Union), in charge of coordinating broadcaster participation in the IGF – Internet Governance Forum (consultative body to the UN Secretary General for the Internet) and of relations with Arabic broadcasters. He also works on a voluntary basis as Secretary general of Eurovisioni, the international festival for cinema and TV dedicated to the development of a European Audiovisual framework. Giacomo was a media specialist for RAI TG2 for 10 years and the author in 1989 of the TV documentary “Il cielo in una stanza” , the first news magazine made in HD and co-produced by Rai and NHK. He has also been Deputy director of Euronews, was project manager for the all-news Italian channel RAI News 24, a deputy director at RAI, and was chairman of the EBU All-News TV channel Group for five years. He was also a member of the Board at Eurosport. As Secretary general of Eurovisioni, Giacomo has followed a number of prestigious European projects on the audiovisual industry. As an expert he has contributed to the preparation of the UNESCO convention on cultural diversity, and worked on a project on freedom of expression and media in Italy and the Arab region.