My professional experience follows two related and periodically intersecting trajectories: first, in development, emergency, conflict and post-conflict settings I have worked for missions, programmes and projects contributing to comprehensive crisis management. The engagements have been both lateral, i.e. in different thematic areas of crisis management, and vertical, at various stages of conflicts. Second, given the pervasiveness of media and its crucial role also in many pre-, present and post-conflict contexts I have benefited from an educational background in communication, with subsequent research and practice in political and strategic communication. At present, I am developing my PhD research at the University of Helsinki on media use in conflict and post-conflict contexts, focussing on how mediated communication relate to conflict transformation processes.