2013 INTERNATIONAL HRANT DINK AWARD JURY
Alexander Iskendaryan
Political analyst and Director of the Yerevan-based Caucasus Institute. His areas of study are ethno political conflicts, post-Communist transformations and nation building in the former USSR in general and in the Caucasus in particular. Since the early 1990s, he has specialized on conflicts in the South and Northern Caucasus, elections in a transition setting, and the building of post-Soviet identities. He has also conducted and supervised research on migration, regional integration, media development and the formation of public discourses. Alexander also teaches Political Science and Caucasus Studies at the Caucasus Institute and other universities in Armenia.
Costa Gavras
He is a filmmaker born in Greece in 1933. Following his education in Paris, he settled in France. Costa Gavras was president of the Cinémathèque Française from 1982 to 1987, and again from 2007 to the present. Costa Gavras is known for merging controversial political issues with the entertainment value of commercial cinema. He is best known for films with overt political themes, most famously Z (1969). Law and justice, oppression, legal/illegal violence, and torture are common subjects in his work. In most cases, the targets of Gavras's work have been right-of-center movements and regimes.  
Etyen Mahçupyan
He got his graduate degree in the field of international economics at Ankara University Political Science Faculty where he also taught between 1977 and 1980. In 1995-96, he took part in the New Democracy Movement. In 1997, he started to work in Radika Newspaper as a columnist. In 2000, he started to write for Yeni Binyıl newspaper for a while; in May 2001, he became a columnist in Zaman newspaper. Between 2007 and 2010, he was the editor-in-chief in Agos newspaper. He currently is a columnist in Zaman.
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