Dr. Lutz Mükke is the Academic Director of the European Institute for Journalism and Communication Research (EIJC) since March 2014 and Project Manager of “International Journalist´s Meetings”. Lutz Mükke worked for print media and TV in conflict and war zones like DR Congo, Somalia, Afghanistan and Southern Sudan.
Tarek Khello is a Syrian journalist, who worked for several local media in Aleppo until the end of 2012. Due to his work as journalist he had been threatened by officials. In 2012 he escaped to Beirut, Lebanon, where he was accepted onto the special refugees resettlement programme thanks to the intervention of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. Since December 2013 he has lived in Germany. He supports the project International Journalist´s Meetings in aspects of research and public relations. Tarek Khello workes as freelancer and is part of Mediendienst Ost.