Michael Mirny is director of the Information and Media Practice at IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board). He has more than 15 years of experience in international development. Mirny manages a portfolio of programs in Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, and Central America.
Before joining IREX, he administered a number of media projects for private consulting corporations and was actively involved in new business development in Washington, D.C.
Mirny started his career as a journalist at the BBC and Radio Free Europe. He is the recipient of the Golden Microphone Award for a program produced on the BBC about war reporting.
He earned a master’s degree from Georgetown University as well as an undergraduate degree in journalism and master’s in psychology from MSU.