Ilona Móricz is the director of the Center for Independent Journalism (CIJ), a Hungarian media development foundation which has a mission to support quality and ethical journalism in Hungary. A journalist by profession, Ilona Móricz worked at the Hungarian News Agency (MTI) as editor of the international news department for more than ten years. In 1991 she moved for Kurír, the first privately owned political daily newspaper in Hungary where she was foreign news and feature editor. Since 1997 Ilona Móricz has worked as deputy director, then director of the Center for Independent Journalism. As part of her managerial duties, she has coordinated CIJ's international and national projects on journalism training including reporting diversity (minorities, gender), investigative journalism, media research and publication, multimedia content production and media self-regulation. In 2006 she served as President of the South East European Network for Professionalization of Media (SEENPM), a network of 18 non-profit media centers in 12 countries and currently she is a board member of this organization.