Jeremy Druker is the executive director and editor in chief of Transitions Online, which he co-founded in 1999.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and a master’s in international affairs from Columbia University, where he also earned a certificate in Central and Eastern European studies. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Jeremy lives with his wife and two daughters in Prague, where he has been based for more than 15 years.

Elza Ketsbaia has served as Transition’s country manager for Georgia for three years. She is an experienced journalist with stints in broadcast journalism at Radio Ucnobi and the Georgian Public Broadcaster. She holds a master’s degree from the Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management.

Emin Huseynzade is Transition’s lead trainer in Azerbaijan. A leading new media expert, he has consulted and worked with the OSCE, OSI, Internews, EJC, Oxfam and other international organizations. He is actively involved in projects covering Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia and Central Asia.

Alaksiej Lavonczyk is a media activist and social media expert from Minsk, Belarus. He has overseen training projects on media, security and promotion for various NGOs in Belarus and Central Asia. Alaksiej is currently running a volunteer training center for new media journalists. As a trainer and technical adviser, he has worked with organizations including Pact, Internews, the International Republican Institute, and the Soros Foundation in Central Asia.

Joshua Boissevain  is an editorial assistant and social media editor at Transitions Online. Find him on twitter at @joshboissevain. Email:



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