Co-editor of the book ‘Smashed Hits – the Book of Banned Music’. Took the initiative to the 1st World Conference on Music and Censorship which was held in 1998. Has lectured world-wide on music censorship, cultural policies and cultural diversity. Has worked as media and music consultant in Mali, India, Gabon, Botswana and Bhutan and as journalist in more than 40 countries for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation. Former chairman of the EBU World Music Workshop. Former advisor to Danish Center for Culture and Development.
Rikke Nagell has worked with culture and global issues for several years and has a solid background in cultural co-operation. Prior to joining Freemuse in 2005, Rikke worked as a project coordinator at The Danish Center for Culture and Development on the Images Festivals presenting contemporary art and culture with a global perspective. Rikke holds a Master of Arts degree in Contemporary Culture, a Master degree in African Studies and a Bachelor degree in theatre and film from the University of Copenhagen.
Senior Programme Officer
Magnus Ag is an international human rights and freedom of expression advocate. Prior to joining Freemuse in 2015, Magnus spent five years with the Committee to Protect Journalists in New York, most recently as the organisation’s Assistant Advocacy Director. He has previously worked in government for the Danish Ministry for Science, Technology and Innovation, in journalism at the Danish news agency Ritzaus Bureau, and as a researcher on a book project about the Arctic. In 2007, Magnus developed the first social media strategy for the Mayor of Auckland in New Zealand. He has been a regular commentator for Radio 24syv in Denmark and has appeared in the Huffington Post, DR Orientering, Politiken and on Harvard University’s HPCR Blog. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in political science from the University of Copenhagen.
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Dwayne Mamo has been working internationally for over a decade as a journalist, communicator, project manager, and development and humanitarian worker, with extensive experience in the Caucasus, Middle Eastern, Central Asian and Eastern European regions. He has spent seven years with World Vision International in a variety of communications and advocacy roles focused on capacity building, responding to humanitarian crises and emergencies, and building better systems for emergency and field-based communication. Before joining Freemuse, Dwayne was CARE International’s Climate Change Communications Coordinator. Dwayne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and a Bachelor’s degree in English and Creative Writing from Texas Tech University, and a Master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Programme Officer – MENA
Aicha Nouri is a human rights activist and the Secretary General of Ytto Foundation, which provides hosting and rehabilitation to women victims of violence. She is also a board member of the Moroccan Association of Parkour (AMP). Interested in cultural policies, she worked as a project manager at Racines’ association for cultural development in Morocco and Africa, where she conducted a survey on Moroccans’ cultural practices. She holds a masters degree in Cultural and Artistic Engineering, and a bachelor in cultural mediation from Hassan II University in Casablanca, Morocco.
Rikke Ertmann has for many years been responsible for accounting and administration in several different sectors. Most recently as financial assistant in the record company Sony BMG and as head of administration and accounting in the usability company Interfazes. Trained within administration and accounting.
Paige Collings has been working with public policy development and human rights advocacy for several years. Prior to joining Freemuse in 2016, Paige worked extensively at the British Parliament as a Policy Researcher for the Shadow Minister for Small Business and as a Communications Assistant for the Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons. She previously worked on campaigns to end female genital cutting and human rights abuses whilst at the international organization, Orchid Project; and was also a Researcher on an academic journal article examining the impact of think tanks on public policy formulation in the United Kingdom. Paige holds a First Class Bachelor of Science degree in Politics and History from Brunel University London, and is currently studying for a Master of Science degree in Political Science at the University of Copenhagen.
David Y. Herrera has an extensive legal background, holding a Degree in International and European Law from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and is currently studying a Master’s Programme in Global Politics at Malmö University. Having been a part of the music scene in the Middle East for several years, David has personally experienced the difficulties that artists endure in the region. David speaks six languages and has conducted many research projects focusing on particularly scarcely documented issues, such as outer space weapons, the legal framework in force in North Korea, the political conflict between Cuba and the USA, and the founding of the Nordic Council. He is also actively involved in the field of digital security.
Web and Publications Consultant
Mik Aidt is a journalist and a musician. For more than two decades he was deeply involved in the field of world music, namely as a music editor at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation radio station DR P3 and as co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Danish Djembe Magazine, and also as a musician, a DJ, and director of the record company Mild Records. Former member of the board of Danish Center for Culture and Development.
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