BioCarmen Paun is a freelance journalist specialising in European and international affairs currently based in Brussels, Belgium. Her articles and multimedia materials have been published in numerous print and online media outlets, such as the EUobserver.com, the European Journalisn Center Magazine, Campaign Romania, Orange Magazine, West-Info.eu, DigitalJournal.com, CNN iReport and Strategic.ro. In Brussels, Carmen has covered crucial European Union Council meetings, alongside many other national and international events and protests. A fluent speaker of five languages, Carmen has been involved in international youth-led media projects such as Orange Magazine, West-Info.eu or the European Youth Media Days. With a BA in Journalism and another one in Social Communication and Public Relations, Carmen has previously worked as a staff writer for Campaign Romania, a monthly magazine covering the thriving Romanian communication industry.