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Florence La Bruyère

Florence La Bruyère

A French born journalist, she studied Political Science at the Institut d’Etudes politiques in Paris and read history at Cambridge University (UK). In 1990 she moved to Hungary where she became a permanent correspondent until 2003 for the French public radio, dailies La Croix & Libération and weekly l’Express. From Budapest she also covered other countries in the region. She is the author of “Sarajevo, my love” – a biography of General Divjak, one of the commanders of the Bosnian army. Today she still covers Hungary and shares her time between Paris and Budapest.

Aslı Erdoğan

Aslı Erdoğan

Aslı Erdoğan born in Istanbul, studied Computer Engineering and Physics (MS in 1993) and worked as a high energy research physicist at CERN, Geneva where she completed her thesis in Higgs Physics there. After a 2-year stay in South America, she returned to Istanbul and started to live as a free lance writer. Aslı has written several books: novels, novellas, collections of short stories and poetic prose, and selections from her political essays. She has worked as a columnist and a journalist  since 1998, mostly for RADİKAL, a left-wing intellectual newspaper and Özgür Gündem, a bilingual paper of Kurdish press, for which she is still writing. She has treated controversial topics as state violence, discrimination and human rights. Aslı’s books have been translated into several languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Arabic and Bosnian.

Marcin Żyła

Marcin Żyła

Polish journalist and an op-ed columnist, currently working for Tygodnik Powszechny weekly. A dedicated traveler and hitchhiker, he is the author of numerous articles, interviews and reports from countries of former Yugoslavia and South-East Europe. His main area of interest includes issues of multiculturalism, migration and contemporary history.

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