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UCOM international journalists network includes more than 200 journalists over 50 countries. Only journalists that allow sharing are listed below.

Stavroula Scalidi

Greece

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Valur Gunnarsson

Iceland

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{"status":1,"url":"valur-gunnarsson","name":"Valur Gunnarsson","country":"Iceland","title":"","img":"valur-gunnarsson.jpg","text":"Valur Gunnarson is an experienced journalist, an editor who was the co-founder of Reykjavik Grapevine magazine, celebrating its 12th birthday in 2019. For the last 15 years, he also worked as a journalist and arts correspondent for various newspapers in Iceland, as a stringer for AP and as a contributor for the Guardian. Valur also worked for RUV National Broadcasting as a freelancer for seven years and broadcasted radio series on music, literature, and singers like Leonard Cohen and David Bowie. \n\nHis articles appeared in literary magazines in Iceland and Finland as well as in National Geographic Travel, Newsweek\u2019s Budget Traveller, Berliner Zeitung, and the NYT. Between 2012 \u2013 2017Valur also worked as a lecturer at the University of Iceland giving courses on popular music and preparatory courses on modern Icelandic and modern world history at the Department of Icelandic. During the same period, he was the organizer of the Reykjavik International Film Festival and also worked as a tour guide. Since 2018 he is a translator for Forlagi\u00f0 Publishing working on promotional materials and book chapters.\n\nValur has a bachelor\u2019s degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Iceland, a master\u2019s degree in General History and currently a Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature. He\u2019s fluent in English, Norwegian and German.","wf":"","writes":""}