Sam de Silva has had a long ongoing engagement with online media, and has practical experience working across digital and video production, print and audio. He also has a technical grounding and is familiar with digital security, CMS configuration and basic server administration. Sam can use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign. He has made a number of short documentaries and can handle a camera and operate Final Cut Pro. Sam has worked with Internews in Sri Lanka (2008/2009) as a project director for EU-funded project and in Afghanistan (2011) as a digital media advisor.He was a sessional lecturer at the University of Melbourne, setting up and running the Online Journalism subject from 2003 to 2005. Sam has also worked as a Marketing Manager for a professional association in Australia (2010). Sam has a Bachelor of Computer Science (1992) and a partially completed Bachelor of Arts degree (1996) from the University of New South Wales (Australia).