Ms. Eija Väliranta is a journalist and web producer with Apu, a weekly magazine, in Helsinki. She has also worked as a script writer and photo journalist.
Ms. Namrata Acharya is a principal correspondent with the Business Standard newspaper in Kolkata covering the financial sector, including banks, micro-finance, insurance and non-banking finance companies.
Ms. Andra Miron is executive producer of Publika TV in Chisinau, the first 24-hour news channel in Moldova. Before that, she was a senior journalist and trainings manager at Realitatea TV in Bucharest, Romania.
Mr. Waqar Gillani is staff reporter with The News on Sunday (TNS), the weekend edition of The News International, a leading English daily of Pakistan in Lahore.
Mr. Benon Oluka is a special projects writer for the Daily Monitor newspaper in Kampala, where he does in-depth investigative reporting on such subjects as the economy, politics, agriculture and regional issues and their implications.