Dear podcast producers, fans and listeners here is a selection of our national jurys. (There is no special order of countries)


German speaking jury for Austria/Germany/Switzerland


Linda Zervakis is a speaker, presenter and editor.

She is working for the the NDR, the northern public TV and radio network for 10 years now.

She is well known as the news anchor of the most important news show “Tagesschau” at the first public TV station at 8 o’clock.


Sven Jachmann is editor of the famous TV show “Kerner” for 9 years now.

Most recently, people could have seen him on tv regularly. For example in the context of the series “Svens Sixpack” or when he tried to hide somewhere in Germany.
“Where is Sven” asked a large part of the core audience last summer and looked for the SAT 1 TV reporter all over Germany.

Previously, the 43 year-old reporter and editor worked for Radio Hamburg.


I am married and live together with my wife and two dogs in a small village in Switzerland and work as a Unix systems administrator in Zürich.

Podcasts are one of the ankles of my daily life. I am free to listen what I like whenever or wherever I want to. As a fan of open source software and of transferring knowledge, the variety of podcasts from
all over the world gives the possibility not only to learn and listen a lot, they also give me a different view of opinions, technical things, news or I am just entertained by what I hear.

2010 Roman Hanhart and me were awarded with the European Podcast Award as a National Winner for Switzerland in the category Personality and I feel honoured to participate this year as jury member.


Tamara Bianco is a project manager for one of the largest digital agencies in Germany. Together with a great team she won last year’s EPA with the project „KaffeePod“ in the non-profit category.
After spending one year in the United States of America she started her studies in Media and Communication and completed her Master’s degree. As a lecturer at the University of Augsburg she held courses in podcast production. Tamara is co-founder of the KaffeePod, a project which aims at people who are interested in taking up studies. Listerners are told stories about the everyday challenges and possibilites in a University.



Marko Schlichting is a graduated social worker and a journalist since 1995. He worked as an editor for the RTL News Agency N. S. R. Berlin and Hundert ,6 (former radio station in Berlin),
Now he is working as an editor for the german radio news agencies BLR and RadioDienst.

He is lecturer at the journalist academy “Dr. Hoofacker und Partner” in Munich, co-founder of the world’s only training “online editor for the blind”.
Since 2008 he is broadcasting “Markos Media Podcast” and won the European Podcast Award last year.

Also he is a jury member of the „Alternative Me3dienpreis“, author of an article for the book “Radiojournalismus”



Jennifer Davies an independent journalist, broadcaster and producer who arrived in Switzerland after five years as a staff news reporter and news reader at the BBC.

Based in Zurich, she’s worked for a number of organisations, and combines her love of cultural pursuits with her passion for broadcasting. She believes in the potential for techniques like podcasting to democratise with new voices and perspectives. As well as winning the European Podcast Award’s Professional Category in 2010, Jennifer was also honoured in the same year with the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation’s (SRG) Swiss Media Prize for her series Swiss By Design on World Radio Switzerland.

In 2011 she added a new and challenging job title, “mother”, to her resume, and is currently returning to work and collaborating on independent projects.



United Kingdom

Kate Arkless Gray studied Genetics at Cambridge University, but was drawn away from a lab career when she became Station Manager of the student radio station there.Her love of radio won out and she spent the next few years as a radio producer at a commercial London talk station and then at BBC Radio 2, 5 live and at the BBC Science Radio Unit.

She has also worked at a freelance science reporter for Science in Action. Kate managed the BBC World Service’s award-winning ‘Save Our Sounds’ initiative, creating an audio map of the world and introducing people to the concept of ‘Acoustic Ecology’.

She is currently mixing her desire to be the first woman on the moon, with her role as Editor at the social audio company, Audioboo.


Ben Fawkes is Audio Content Manager at SoundCloud.com.  SoundCloud is the world’s leading sound sharing platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere.

As audio content manager I help develop our relationships with the spoken word and audio industries; this includes podcasters, radio stations, audio book publishers, comedians, universities, sound archives, sound designers, field recorders etc – anything that isn’t music!

Feel free to get in touch with me if you want to talk sound!


Originally a professional photographer for the UK dailies, Social Technologist and early adopter, Christian Payne (AKA Documentally) has diversified to become one of the freshest and most dynamic voices exploring new and social media.

Having spent years experimenting with countless social networking platforms he now talks and give workshops on Social Technology Internationally.

Christian champions story making with mobile devices and although a card carrying journalist he prefers to be called a blogger as he shares his content across multiple platforms. Many think of Christian as a Video Blogger but he favours Audio overall.

Some of his social media places can be found at http://Documentally.com

Follow Christian Payne on Twitter @Documentally And find some of his audio on Audioboo.net


Pete Cogle is based in Sussex, England. He’s a prolific podcaster, and has been producing his flagship show, PC Podcast since January 2006. The show is a weekly mixture of many genres of music, news and interviews with the people behind some great Netlabels.

In December 2010, the show won the Personality Award in the European Podcast Award. Pete produces many other podcasts, such as The Dub Zone, which is a mix of the best netlabel dub and reggae, release every two weeks since May 2007, and The Dub Step Zone, which is a mix of dubstep released every four weeks since January 2009. His latest podcast is The Hip Hop Zone, which has been going since March 2011.
In addition Pete is an active member of the Association of Music Podcasting, and Made In The UK Podcast collectives.


Bob Cartwright has lived a life of freelance media producer for longer than he wishes to remember. Occasionally working for the larger names in the Broadcast industry before settling into the fluctuating and flexible life of  commercial work, in the form of music, radio and general corporate production. His passion since a small child was audio, and he spent many a dangerous hour as a child stripping down valve TV set and Radios, to see how they worked.
Although the delivery method has been changed and updated many times since the glowing diode, the content is still the most important ingredient. Sound has the wonderful ability to paint pictures in the mind, to transport listeners to impossible places and inspire emotion in the way no other medium can.
He’s very much looking forward to listening to the various nominated podcasts this year and hopes to find many new nuggets of gold from up and coming creative souls, who like him, knows that audio holds no barriers or bounds and that when its produced in the right way, it can be timeless and live forever.
Long live independent media production, and let the creative juices flow!






Giel was born for radio. Since the age of eight he wanted to work with radio and his dream came true three years later when he was allowed to work at the local radio station. Through New Dance Radio Giel ends up on the night slots of Radio 3FM. Here he presents programs like “Beelen voor je Bek”, ”De Dopeshow”, ”Nachtegiel”, the ”Feestcommissie” and ”Giel Hier”.

Because of Giel’s passion for cutting-edge, honest radio, he has seen a lot of radio broadcasters. In September 2003 Giel leaves his beloved night air time for presenting the eveningshow ”Gigagiel” and ”Hard en Giel” at NPS on 3FM. As of May 17, 2004 Giel Beelen presents the 3FM morningshow ”GIEL”. Every weekday from 6:00 to 10:00 on 3FM and for the freaks he presents in the night from Friday to Saturday ”Nachtegiel” from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

Giel has won the European Podcast Award for the Netherlands last year, with his podcast version of ”GIEL”, in the professional category.


Liesbeth Staats is the female conscious of the jury. She is a professional anchor, format developer, editor and reporter in mainstream media for more then 10 years and did a variety of producing and presenting for several years on, first local, and later on national TV programs like ”Het Jeugdjournaal” and ”AVRO’s EénVandaag”.

Now a days she is freelance ancor and reporter for ”KRO’s Brandpunt”, owner of her own production company ”Staats TV” for producing, directing and format development. Liesbeth is one of the faces behind ”The Media Sisters”, a brand new media production company with 11 of the best and most influential women in the Dutch media industry.

She also can be seen in the new season of the popular experience series ”Wie is de Mol”, starting in January 2012 on Dutch national TV.



Brenno is a well respected journalist mainly focussed on ICT. He has had some controversy discoveries about safety on dutch corporate websites, privacy sensitive leaks on websites and hackable chipcards. Brenno writes for different media, eg. nu.nl, the largest online news website in The Netherlands, Webwereld and IDG Netherlands.

Brenno also started podcasting in the early pioneering days and hosts several successful podcasts like De Beveiligingsupdate and ICT Roddels. He is owner of De Winter Information Solutions, where he, as he describes himself “Consult, train and write (IT Publications and a book) mainly about open source, Linux, Voice-over-IP, Security and dirsrupting technologies.”


Bernard Flach discovered podcasting in the early days and co-hosted a show about the development in the podcasting world, following up a Dutch version of the series Adam Curry and Dave Winer started abroad, called ”Trade Secrets”. He founded PodcastInfo.nl, a podcasting platform where the independent podcasters all could come together discussing the wonderful world of possabilities and opportunities of podcasting in those days.

Bernard is a key character in the scene building from those days and made it possible that podcasting is where it is today in the Netherlands. Next to the professional radio stations that started using podcast as a second platform next to airwaves, the independent scene of amateurs and professionals needed a platform to get their message out, and Bernard Flach gave that with PodcastInfo.nl and it’s forums.


Joost Baars & Matthijs Ponte

Joost Baars is a poet and essayist, and podcast producer of the 2010 European Podcast Award winning podcast ”VersSpreken”. He was business coördinator and programme producer at Stichting Perdu for several years. Currently he is working on his poetry debut and writing essays about poetry, film, culture and politics.

Together with Matthijs Ponte he presents and produces the 2010 award winning podcast VersSpreken, a podcast where writers review poems and prose.

His partner in crime, Mathijs Ponte, is poet, philosopher, business coordinator for the workgroup of ”Caraibische Letteren” and part of the collective ”Schijnheilig”. He has written for e.g. de ”Reactor.org” and the literary magazine ”DWB” and produced programs for ”Perdu” and ”Schijnheilig”. Toghether with Joost Baars he hosts and produces the Award winning podcast ”VersSpreken”.






Anne Fox offers tailor-made English coaching for employees and university students to TOEFL and IELTS level. She is also a teacher trainer in the area of ICT integration, facilitating Trinity College validated courses for language teachers worldwide through the Barcelona-based Consultants-E. She participates in European projects contributing expertise in the areas of language teaching, e-learning and intercultural training. Anne Fox also has ten years experience of different aspects of project management to draw on in her previous employment including proposal writing, coordination, internal evaluation and external quality assessment. Currently she is a project partner in the Understand IT Leonardo project leading the evaluation work package and will perform the same function in the recently started Unikey Erasmus project. Anne Fox co-produces the Absolutely Intercultural podcast which garnered the European Podcast Award for Denmark in 2010. The podcast reaches a worldwide audience. She is also a regular conference speaker both face to face, such as Online Educa, Eden and IATEFL and online, such as Polish Moodle Moot, K12 Online and the Global Education conference.


Christiane Vejlø is a leading digital trend expert and founder of the digital lifestyle magazine Elektronista.dk Christiane has worked in Danish telecom since 2002 and continous to be a dynamic force in mobile content and digital platforms. Vejlø’s consulting business But-Why helps tech and media companies navigate the ocean of digital trends and to build succesful digital content strategies. Every sunday Vejlø hosts a weekly Elektronista digital culture program on danish Radio24syv.


Torben Sangild, Copenhagen, Denmark, PhD, postdoctoral research in LARM radio studies with a project on public radio signatures and sigtunes. Media and art critic at daily paper Politiken. Freelance writer and author of several books about art and music. Torben has been blogging since 2003, and he is a passionate podcast listener.



Stig Hartvig Nielsen (53)  is the founder and CEO of three of the leading, private radio stations in Denmark – Radio Viborg (1984-1989),  Radio ABC (1990-1996)   Radio Alfa (1994-1996).  Former Controller of P4 (largest national public service channel) and former Member of the Board of Directors at DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation). Now works with his own company, Hartvig Media ApS, as consultant in the broadcast industry and since 2001 as editor-in-chief of radionyt.com and tvnyt.com.







Marta Perrotta is a researcher of Cinema, Photography and Television. She teaches Television Format and  History of Radio and Televisione at University of Rome, “Roma Tre”. She works with Rai and Mediaset as an author.

She writes essays about radio and television languages, also for english reviews (Media, Culture & Society, International Journal of Cultural Studies, The Radio Journal).



Giacomo Brunoro: After graduating, he moved to Milano where he worked for eight years in several radios: Radio Kiss Kiss Network, RIN, Play Radio, Dieci, Controcampo, Radio Deejay.

Now he works as managing editor of LA CASE Italy, an american society of audiobooks and ebooks. He is also an author of several audiobooks.


Giovanni Zerba, graduated in Radio languages at Siena University, begins to work in radio from the age of 16 (Radio Icaro, Facoltà di Frequenza, Radio Dolcissima, Radio DgVoice).

He’s interested in podcasting and he writes on the website of radio news Giornaleradio.info. Since april 2011 is a marketing consultant for Radio Touch, an italian start-up wich is planning radio app.



Cristian Corda from Quartu Sant’Elena (Cagliari, Sardinia), is a 23 years old student and his experience with radio started this year at Unica Radio, the radio of the university of Cagliari, last year winner of the European Podcast Award in “no-profit” category. Cristian and Carlotta Bellisai host a program on Unica Radio about cinema.








Borys Kozielski – lives in Warsaw, Poland.
I work on Radio Wnet (www.radiownet.pl) citizens station, make WikiRadio (www.wikiradio.evt.pl) about Wikipedians projects and few podcasts.
I have a bachelor degree in journalism with radio specialisation.
I’ve been a podcaster for 6 years making an RSS code and developing tools for podcasters (www.podkasty.info), still enthusiastic about new technologies in citizens journalism.



Lukasz Witkowski – host of Polskie Detroit Podcast (www.polskiedetroit.com) – very first Polish podcast in the United States. He’s one of the pioneers of podcasting in Poland.

His knowledge and experience helped a lot of podcasters to start with their own shows. He won 2010 National European Podcast Award (category: Personality). Currently he’s living in Lublin (Poland) with his fiancée and 3,5 yrs old son – Marcus.


Filip Dawidzinski, a natural born podcaster.

Since 2005 every tuesday he broadcasts his “Nie Tylko Dla Orlow” (Not Only For the Eagles) podcast.
Addicted to quality, regularity and attention to audio detail – this is pure Filip. Perfection in every episode is the key to his success.
He travels a lot, so his podcasts are mainly about his adventures and learning about the people and their cultures.

One of the key players in polish podcasting, he was a driving force in the polish podcasting group. Founder of Podcastofon – printed magazine and weekly audio show about polish podcasts. Nowadays he’s living and broadcasting more privately and quietly, but still listening to good quality podcast tunes.






Severine Godissart is 29 years old, EPA 2010 winner with her podcast ‘UndeRise’  in the non-profit category.

She is a radio host for more than 12 years, she now works for a community radio in Ariège, ‘Radio Transparence’  as a morning show host and musical broadcast scheduler. There she learnt the ropes, the independent world being her favorite musical domain.

She also is the lead member of the rock band ‘Kerria Noir’ and a member of the photographic and musical project ‘Ending Satellites’.



Cédric Dumaine ishost and producer of ‘Upperground’ and ‘C’est Quoi Ton Job ?’ (English: ‘What’s Your Job?’)

Cédric is a self-taught podcaster who has won an EPA twice. Activist for independant radio stations, he usually collaborate with ‘La Grosse Radio’ and created a label in 2008 to support self-produced artists. He also produce audio jingles and commercials for local stations, organizations and webradios.



Jean Michel Abrassart is graduated in psychology and a qualified teacher in philosophy. He wrote ‘La Croyance Au Paranormal’ (English:’Belief in Paranormal’), published at the Editions Universitaires

He is hosting the podcast “Scepticisme scientifique: Le balado de la science et de la raison” since its creation on June 2009.







Raimon Lapuente is a Software Engineer focused on technology, communication and social approach. For the last 5 years he has been working on Internet from the Barcelona Tech University with focus on Services and Mobile. IHe is been an active podcaster at Mossegalapoma Podcast for the last 4 years and will continue with the project, hitting in early 2012 the 100 episode.

The podcast won the European Podcast Award in 2010 in the non profit category and got to the finals of Premis Blocs 2010. Since summer 2011 Mossegalapoma Podcast is present on Catalunya Radio a local Radio of Catalunya.

He also contributed with a chapter in the Spanish book: “Podcasting: tú tienes la palabra” in 2010.


Juan Pablo Silvestre is a leading personality in creative radio in Spain. He presently conducts Mundo Babel for Radio Nacional de España, Spain´s public radio channel. Legendary shows, such as Escápate mi amor  or El sonido de la ciudad, were his creation and prompted musical trends such as the so-called World Music.  Mundo Babel was the first mainstream radio show to distribute and broadcast non-professional podcasts to the Spanish-speaking world and held worlwide the Primera Muestra de Podcast en Español at RNE as early as 2005.

As a musician and songwriter, his songs have been recorded by himself and other artists. He is frequently invited to participate as jury in many events and awards connected to music, theatre and culture.


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