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Kenneth Neil Cukier
Kenneth Neil Cukier is a fellow at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, writing a book on the Internet and international relations. Previously, he was the technology editor at The Asian Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong, and the European editor of Red Herring magazine in London. Earlier, he was a senior editor in Paris for Communications Week International. From 1992 to 1996 he worked at the International Herald Tribune. His work on the public-policy dimensions of technology has been cited in government reports and entered into Congressional testimony. In 2000, he was selected by The Journal of Financial Reporters for its annual "Bluechip Newsroom" award. In 2001, he was named an honorary fellow of the Center for Global Communications at the International University of Japan for his coverage of Internet governance issues.

Robert Frank
Robert Frank is a senior writer at The Wall Street Journal in New York. He has covered a wide variety of news stories, having served as Southeast Asia and Europe correspondent.

Masood Haider
Masood Haider is UN bureau chief of Dawn, one of Pakistan's leading daily newspapers, and is one of the most senior South Asian journalists in the U.S.

Judith Matloff
Judith Matloff is a journalist, author and teacher. Her book, Fragments of a Forgotten War (1997), is about Angolan Civil War. She has served as bureau chief, Moscow, Africa, The Christian Science Monitor. Editor in London, Reuters; correspondent, Southern Africa, Lisbon, London, OPEC, Spain, Reuters; contributor, The New York Times, The Economist, The Dallas Morning News, Newsweek, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Columbia Journalism Review, The Times (London). Matloff's awards and honors include The Christian Science Monitor's Godsell Award for articles about the fall of Zairian dictator Mobutu Sese Seko, 1998; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Grant to write a book on Angola, 1995-96; Fulbright Fellowship for historical research in Mexico, 1981-82; Radcliffe's Josephine Murray Fellowship for research in Brazil and Mexico, 1979-80; Radcliffe's Agassiz Scholar for academic distinction, 1980-81.

Kavita Menon
Kavita Menon is the Asia program coordinator of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the leading organization looking after journalists' safety and rights throughout the world. During her tenure there since 1998, she has helped bring attention to some of the most important cases of press freedom in recent years, including the arrest of Pakistani editor Najam Sethi and the kidnapping and execution of Daniel Pearl. Before joining CPJ, she spent a year traveling in India as a free-lance journalist. In New York, she had worked as a copy editor for People magazine and as an assistant producer for the National Public Radio program "On the Media." She holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley (where she was news director of KLAX radio) and an M.S. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Menon has written for On The Issues and Ms. magazines and has produced radio features for Monitor Radio, WNYC, and WBAI. More information on Kavita is available here.

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