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Iglika Ivanova

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Iglika Ivanova

Co-Program Chair, MediaEd Forum

Iglika is a PhD candidate and lecturer at Sofia University, Bulgaria, whose research interests gravitate towards the challenges at the intersection of media, technology and democracy. She joined Media Education Lab formally as a faculty member in early 2022 after two years of growing involvement and co-directed the 16th Northeast Media Literacy Conference – now MediaEd Forum – together with Michelle Ciccone, Yonty Friesem and Renee Hobbs. 

Iglika's professional resume brings together work experience and insights from various fields related to media literacy - media, academia, civil sector, public administration (policymaking).

In 2019, Iglika joined the Media Literacy Coalition  – an association that coordinates the efforts of more than a dozen of the non-governmental organizations working in the field of digital and media literacy in Bulgaria. There, she is developing programs and project, co-organizing campaign and events, doing surveys, public, international and partners relations. She is also a member of the permanent Expert Council on Media Literacy to the Minister of Culture.

After many years in digital media outlet, currently, Iglika is part of the editorial team of the most long-running and popular media outlet in Bulgaria, working in a dynamic newsroom on foreign affairs topics with focus on the political agenda of the EU and the U.S.