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Gilbert Mercier is the Editor in Chief of News Junkie Post and one of its co-founders. Mercier is a French journalist, photojournalist and filmmaker — writer/concept writer, director, producer and art director — based in the United States since 1983. In the early 1980′s Mercier hosted and produced “Performance”, a radio show in France.
Mercier’s coverage of New Orleans in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina received international praise. Over the years, he has been a guest as an analyst on television and radio programs for RT (Russia Today), BBC World News, Progressive Radio Network, Al Hurra TV and Radio Islam. Mercier’s articles have been republished by Alternet, Truthout, CounterPunch, Z Communications, Signs of the Times, Popular Resistance, and Global Research Canada and quoted by news outlets including The Atlantic and MSNBC.
Gilbert is a member of the National Press Photographers Association and the Art Directors Guild of America. He co-founded News Junkie Post with Jason Leopold and Dolores M. Bernal in June of 2009. You may find Gilbert on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Dady Chery is the Co-Editor in Chief of News Junkie Post. Chery is a Haitian-born journalist, playwright, essayist, and poet. Her broad interests encompass science, culture, and human rights. She writes extensively about Haiti and world issues such as climate change. Her many contributions to Haitian news include the first proposal that Haiti’s cholera had been imported by the United Nations, and the first description of Haiti’s mineral wealth. She holds a doctorate. Chery’s articles have been republished in Alternet, CounterPunch, RT Op-Edge, Z Communications, The News (Pakistan), Synthesis/Regeneration Magazine, Wikileaks Party, San Francisco Bay View, Black Agenda Report, Popular Resistance, Haiti Liberte, Buzzflash, Canada Haiti Action Network, Climate & Capitalism, OpEd News, Venezuela Analysis, and Global Research Canada. Some of her articles have been translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese. She may be found at Haiti Chery, Twitter and FaceBook.
John Goss is an Editor of News Junkie Post and an authority on 18th century English novelist Robert Bage. Recent political injustices have channeled his writing in an unexpected direction. He has a strong interest in handmade paper. You may find John at Gossip, FaceBook, and Twitter.
Ruel F. Pepa is a retired Associate Professor in Philosophy and Social Sciences at Trinity University of Asia, in the Philippines, where he taught in the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, from 1995-2010. Presently, he is a Professor of Philosophy and Theology in a pan-European theological seminary, based in Madrid, Spain, under the auspices of an autocephalic Episcopalian church. He is a lifetime member of the International Society for Philosophers (based in Sheffield, England), an associate member of Friends of Migrante International (Philippines) and of the Philippines-Cuba Friendship Association (AMISTAD). He resides with his wife in Madrid, Spain. You may find Ruel on FaceBook.
Ruben Rosenberg Colorni is a writer, fourth-year student of International Public Management at the Hague University, and an activist in a wide variety of causes ranging from the Palestinian occupation to environmental degradation. Although born in Italy, he has also lived in Indonesia, Thailand, the United States and the United Kingdom. Rosenberg Colorni currently lives in the Hague, the Netherlands, with his cat. You may find Ruben on FaceBook.
Imtiaz Akhtar has a law degree and is pursuing a master’s degree in comparative literature. He has worked as a journalist, as a lawyer and as an editor for a law journal. You may find Imtiaz on FaceBook.
Binoy Kampmark was a Commonwealth Scholar at Selwyn College, Cambridge, where he took his PhD in history. He lectures in politics and law at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and writes regularly for a range of columns, including CounterPunch, Global Faultlines and Eureka Street. He ran for the Australian Senate with Julian Assange for the WikiLeaks Party in 2013. You may find Binoy on Twitter and FaceBook.
Meltem Arikan is a Turkish novelist and playwright who has dedicated her life to the fights against the patriarchal system and for freedom of speech and expression. Arikan has written seven novels, one book of research and three plays. Her fourth novel, Yeter Tenimi Acitmayin (Stop Hurting My Flesh), was banned in early 2004 by the Committee to Protect Minors from Obscene Publications, with the accusation of “Writing about the non-existent fact of incest in Turkey and attempting to disturb the Turkish family order with a feminist approach.” The ban was lifted after two months when Arikan was awarded the Freedom of Thought and Expression Award 2004 by the Turkish Publishers’ Association. In 2013 she was short-listed for the Freedom of Expression Award by Index on Censorship for her play Mi Minor, which the Turkish authorities claimed was a rehearsal for the Gezi Park demonstrations. Their subsequent hate campaign, fueled by state sponsored media, forced her to leave Turkey and take exile in the United Kingdom. Her articles on topics such as the digital world, censorship, women’s rights, child abuse, and freedom of expression regularly appear internationally in various news sites, including Index on Censorship. You may find Meltem on Twitter.
Antonio Marcantonio is a political activist and expert in Freudo-Marxism, originally from Rome. After graduating in Linguistics at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, he taught Italian Language, Literature and Linguistics at the University of Puerto Rico. Back in Europe, he’s now living in Madrid. You may find Antonio on FaceBook.
Liam Fox is a journalist, political analyst and cartoonist, public speaker, and musician. Liam has appeared on NPR‘s All Things Considered, RT, Voice of Russia and Al Hurra TV. Various independent media distribute his articles regularly. He is a seasoned professional, having served as a consultant for NGOs, international, government and grassroots organizations for many years. You may find Liam on Twitter, Digg and FaceBook.
Ole Ole Olson writes about United States and world news, politics and social media. Before becoming an archaeologist, he campaigned for US Senator Paul Wellstone. He began to blog and photograph events in 2004; later he founded ProgressiveTuesday on Twitter. Ole has lived throughout the US and traveled the globe. You may find Ole on Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.
Ron Steinman is a columnist and executive editor of The Digital Journalist and The Digital Filmmaker. He is an award winning producer for NBC News and the Today Show. In the past, Ron served as NBC bureau chief in Saigon, Hong Kong and London. He has also produced documentaries for ABC’s History, A&E, TLC and Discovery channels. Ron is the co-founder of Douglas/Steinman, an independent production company. He wrote The Soldiers’ Story and Inside Television’s First War: A Saigon Journal. You may find Ron on LinkedIn and FaceBook.
Anthony Zeitouni is a Washington-based analyst from Lebanon. He is an expert on Middle East interfaith dialogue and conflict resolution. He writes regularly about Islam, democratization and the area’s minority groups. You may find Anthony on Twitter and at his website.
Maria Odete Madeira is a private sector researcher of science philosophy and systems science. She is particularly interested in ontology, cognition and neurocognition. You may find Maria Odete at her website, Twitter, Google+ and FaceBook.
Min Reyes is a journalist and student of historical materialism and dialectics. She is committed to the global movement for human dignity against neo-liberalism. You may find Min on Twitter, LinkedIn and FaceBook.
Kenneth Lipp is an advocate for human rights who writes regularly about public health and international healthcare policy. He is a researcher of primate and human genetics who has published work on telomere attrition and cellular aging. You may find Kenneth on Twitter.
Dolores M. Bernal is a seasoned journalist who has worked several beats in her seven-year career including, government, immigration, agriculture, and business. She was one of NJP’s co-founders and is known for her work covering natural disasters including hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Gustav. She has traveled and reported from earthquake-stricken countries such as Haiti, Mexico, and Japan. Her work appears on Pacifica Radio, NPR, MSNBC’s Newsvine, Radio Bilingue, and various newspapers. You may find Dolores on Twitter, Digg and Facebook.
Amy Beth Arkawy is the author of Killing Time: An Eliza Gordon Mystery and numerous plays, including Rage Amongst Yourselves and The Postman Always Writes Twice. Her work appears in anthologies and has been produced in New York and other United States cities. PopNet has published her film/TV reviews and political commentary. Amy is a creativity coach, writing teacher, journalist, radio talk-show host and blogger for Radio Graffiti and Scribbler’s Folly. You may find Amy on Twitter and Digg.