Sally Stapleton is the managing editor for online at The Day in New London, Connecticut, a public-trust newspaper, and formerly the deputy executive photo editor of The Associated Press. During her tenure as the AP International Editor, Stapleton led a team of photographers to two Pulitzer Prizes in Photography for Africa coverage. From April 2000 to December 2003, she was responsible for all editorial aspects of AP Photo coverage. She has led photojournalism workshops throughout the world in her role at the AP, as a consultant with the International Center for Foreign Journalists and as a Fulbright Scholar and Senior Specialist.

During her 2002 Fulbright experience in Rwanda, she developed a relationship with local media directors, journalism academics, journalists and media association leaders whose objective was to elevate the quality of journalism in the country and the Great Lakes region. In 2006, she formed GLMI in response. She serves as the executive director of the nonprofit organization.

Vin Alabiso is president of VJA inc., Visual Journalism Alliance, a research and consulting firm that assists leading media organizations, such as The New York Times, in seeking creative solutions in expanding the revenue potential of their photographic content. In addition to serving on the GLMI Board, he is also Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of The Alexia Foundation, which over the past 16 years has provided grants to more than 90 professional and student photographers, encouraging cultural understanding through their work.

In 2003, as Vice President and Director of Global Business Development/Photos for The Associated Press, Alabiso oversaw the commercial marketing and sales of AP photos. For 13 years beginning in 1990, he directed AP’s worldwide photo operation as Vice President and Executive Photo Editor. Under his leadership, the organization was honored with an unprecedented nine Pulitzer Prizes in Photography and was recognized annually in virtually every major photojournalism competition.

Clay Haswell is the founder and president of the World Free Press Institute, a non-profit organization training journalists and media managers in developing countries, East Africa among the locations. In September 2007, Haswell was appointed president and CEO of Globe7 HK Limited, a global Internet, online advertising, and provider of hosting solutions. He is responsible for the company’s operations in Asia, the U.S. and Europe.

Before joining Globe7, he was the managing director of global business for Asia and the Pacific for the Associated Press. A career journalist and media manager, Haswell has served as chief editor of several newspapers and websites, and spent 16 years managing U.S. and international bureaus for the AP. Before his assignment in Asia, he was responsible for all newspaper and digital business operations in 33 countries and established the AP’s first Asia-based business operation.

Tatiana Repkova is the founder of Media Managers Club, the global online sharing resource and a social network for news media management. The interactive portal is based on Repkova’s book New Times: Making a Professional Newspaper in an Emerging Democracy, a manual for newspaper publishers and editors, which has been published in 12 languages.

Repkova is the former Director of Research and Information Management at the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, WAN-IFRA, in Paris, France (2002-2010). Her major project at WAN-IFRA was the annual publication of World Press Trends, the primary source of newspaper and media market research reports, analyses and statistics organized by countries, regions and worldwide.

She has conducted media management seminars and consulted media in 19 countries in Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Central Asia, East Africa and China.

She was a co-founder and co-owner of the business weekly Trend in her native Slovakia and a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University (1997-98).

Albert Rudatsimburwa is the founder and director of private Radio Contact FM. The station has maintained its lead ranking as one of the most popular among the nearly 10 radio stations broadcasting in Rwanda due to its intellectual and timely debate shows, “Hard Talk”. Previous to Contact, he was the branding and marketing manager for Rwanda’s telecommunications giant, MTN RwandaCell, from 1998 to 2004.

He currently serves as the chairman of the Rwandan Press House, a journalist-support organization, currently funded by UNESCO. In this capacity, he represented Rwanda’s press interests at the World Association of Newspapers conference in Paris and at a World Bank symposium in February 2007. He’s a musician and music producer for African and European artists. Rudatsimburwa speaks Dutch, French, English, Kinyarwanda and Swahili.

Ron Nixon is a reporter with the New York Times. Based in the paper’s Washington bureau, he specialize in computer-assisted reporting and investigative reporting, using traditional reporting techniques and tools like databases, mapping and statistical software, and computer programming to collect, organize, analyze and present large amounts of information. He also worked on the Times business desk before coming to Washington. He has reported from Rwanda, Uganda and Nigeria. Prior to joining the Times in 2005, Nixon worked at the Minneapolis Star Tribune in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Nixon was computer assisted reporting editor and a member of the Star Tribune’s investigative team.

Before going to work at the Star Tribune, Nixon was training director for Investigative Reporters and Editors, an international journalism organization that trains journalists in investigative reporting and computer assisted reporting. While training director at IRE, Nixon trained journalists around the world, including journalists in Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Senegal, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire and Peru.

Nixon was also an investigative reporter at the Roanoke Times in Roanoke, Virginia from 1997-2000. He was editor of Southern Exposure magazine, an investigative magazine based in Durham, North Carolina. Nixon has also trained journalists in Rwanda, Kenya and Nigeria in investigative and other reporting techniques. His work also appears in the International Herald Tribune, which is owned by the New York Times.

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Wanjohi Kabukuru is the Eastern African correspondent for “African Business”, “New African” and African Banker the oldest English language, pan-African monthly magazines published in London and distributed in more than 100 countries. He also writes for the UN’s “Africa Renewal” and “Diplomat East Africa”, the leading East African regional diplomatic affairs magazine. He is a reporter specializing in economics, diplomacy, geo-politics, human rights and environmental affairs. Wanjohi is a former editor of Zwazo magazine published in Seychelles and was the environmental reporter with The People Daily in Kenya. Wanjohi’s articles have been published in Mail & Guardian, RFI, BBC Focus on Africa Magazine, IPS, The East African, Business Daily, The Independent among many other publications and websites. Wanjohi is an award-winning journalist having won several times the Peter Jenkins Award for East African Conservation journalism and the UNECA ICT Reporting Award among others. He is a communications graduate and a member of several international professional media organizations.

Former members of the board:

Gaspard Safari is the former president of the Association of Rwandan Journalists, with more than 200 members from the print, radio and TV media. Previously, Safari was the editor of The New Times, a Rwandan English-language newspaper.