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#Rolene Marks

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Rolene Marks is a passionate advocate for Israel and appears on radio, television and in print. She is a member of the Media Team Israel, an advocacy body that fights media bias as well as Truth be Told. She is the Chairperson of WIZO’s Hasbara Division.

Rolene Marks is a freelance journalist and broadcaster and keynote speaker who appears on international radio, television and has been published in numerous global publications. Marks is the owner of Rolene Marks Consulting, specialising in Media, Public Relations, Consulting on Jewish and Israel related issues as well as Media Training with both local and international clients as varied as public relations companies, non-profits, security, strategic planning, hi-tech and commercial.

Rolene can be heard everyday on Chai FM, a Johannesburg based radio station and is a regular correspondent on Channel News Asia and WINA Radio in the USA and has been invited to speak to international audiences including in Brazil, Germany, Australia, South Africa, Israel, USA, UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), Limmud Finland and others. Television appearances include i24News, Newzroom Africa, SABC Africa, Channel News Asia. CNN, KurdSat and more.

Rolene produces and presents Modiin and Beyond – a weekly English-language show on Radio Modiin.

In 2007 Rolene participated in the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs Young Jewish Diplomats Leadership course and the IUA Kesher Leadership Academy. Currently residing in Modiin, Israel, Rolene volunteers for WIZO and is a member of the World WIZO Executive holding the Public Diplomacy portfolio and previously represented the organisation on the World Zionist Congress. Rolene Marks represents World WIZO at the UN Alliance of Civilisations sessions on antisemitism and is World WIZO’s representative to the International Alliance of Women.

Rolene is a co-founder of Lay of the Land (www.layoftheland.online) host of the Israel Brief on YouTube and co-founder of the South Africa-Israel Policy Forum and is the national spokesperson for the South African Zionist Federation.

Marks is a DProf Phd candidate in the field of the media, politics and antisemitism at the University of Middlesex, London.

Rolene Marks is available for interviews, keynote addresses and lectures upon request. To book email: rolenemarks@yahoo.com.

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