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Cooking, blending cultures

Ilona Daniel is a well-known chef from Prince Edward Island, Canada. She received a surprise invitation from Canadian ambassador in Ethiopia, Philip Baker, to come to Ethiopia and showcase the best of Canada at a celebration marking the 150th anniversary of Canada. She was glad she accepted as it became a “life changing” experience for her.

Intellectual property as economic tool

Doris Long is professor emeritus at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. An expert on international intellectual property law, she has given talks on intellectual property rights, e-commerce, culture, and technology at conferences in 26 countries around the world.

The precarious Gulf

Abdul Mohammed is founding member of the InterAfrica Group, Inter-Africa Group - Centre for Dialogue on Humanitarian, Peace and Development Issues in the Horn of Africa, an organization which had played a key role in facilitating political dialogue and debate forums in run up to the 2005 General Elections. Abdul also served as its executive director for a number of years

Politics as usual

Yeshiwas Assefa is the president of Blue Party, one of the major opposition political parties in Ethiopia and main contenders in the 2015 General Elections.

The need for establishing freedom of expression

Iginio Gagliardone (PhD) is a media scholar based in University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. He joined Wits in 2016 from the University of Oxford (Program in Comparative Media Law and Policy, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies),