Drazen Pantic, Co-Director/Internet

Drazen PanticDrazen Pantic, a native of Belgrade, is the founder of OpenNet, the Internet department of Radio B92 in Belgrade and Serbia’s first Internet service provider (est. 1995). For the use of new media technologies to counter political repression in the former Yugoslavia Pantic was rewarded by the Pioneer Award of Electronic Frontier Foundation in 1999. He has established numerous public Internet access centers, including the cultural center CyberRex. Co-founder and Program Director of the Center for Advanced Media in Prague (C@MP), established in 1998 by the Open Society Institute. He has taught, lectured and published widely on use of the Internet to support independent media and free expression. Pantic has given interviews, written articles and was cited in New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Herald Tribune, Washington Post, MSNBC, Boston Globe, Independent, Times, Wired etc.