iMEdD Managing Director/SNF Dialogues Executive Director/Journalist
Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou is the Managing Director and co-founder of iMEdD (incubator for Media Education and Development), a nonprofit journalism organization established in 2018 with exclusive support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). iMEdD, which is the only internationally oriented journalism institution based in Greece, has as its primary mission supporting and promoting transparency and credibility in journalism.
Since 2016, Anna-Kynthia has collaborated with SNF and other partners on international programs and grants related to journalism while simultaneously serving as Executive Director of the SNF Dialogues initiative, launched in November 2017. The Dialogues, which she curates and coordinates, offer a multimedia platform that encourages the exchange of ideas and highlights the need for us as citizens to communicate and express ourselves on a basis of equality and diversity.
In 2020, she received the Giorgos Karayiannis Journalism and Technology Award for her contributions to the creation and administration of iMEdD, as well as her work for SNF related to the Foundation’s efforts to support high-quality journalism and other projects that benefit society. This distinction was awarded as part of the Athanasios V. Botsis Foundation awards for the Promotion of Journalism.
In the past, she has presented the news and headed a morning television news program. She has also worked as a radio reporter and then as a news editor and producer while writing for various publications.
She holds a degree in Sociology from Panteion University, specializing in the sociology of mass media.